Dutch shipyard Moonen Yachts has begun the construction of its latest superyacht, the 36.3-metre YN199.YN199’s Project Manager, Nicky van Zon, attended the keel laying ceremony on 14th December last year and commented, “The Moonen team along with the Lloyds surveyors were all on site to celebrate this significant moment. We will combine the hull and superstructure in July at the Moonen shipyard in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, which is a moment I’m particularly looking forward to. It’s always a special moment to see the design coming to life.”YN199 is the second yacht to be built on Moonen's the 36-metre Martinique platform following the launch of Brigadoon last summer. She features exterior design by Dutch designer René van der Velden and naval architecture developed in cooperation between René van der Velden and Diana Yacht Design. Her interiors are from the drawing boards of London-based studio, Studio Indigo - who also designed the interiors for Brigadoon alongside Nauta Design - and will be designed in a close collaboration between YN199's future owners and Studio Indigo. Her interior design aims towards a timeless style, maximising the feeling of space and light on board and remains flexible, allowing prospective owners to customise the design to suit their personal tastes.Particular consideration has also been given by her designers in order to maximise internal areas to enhance the sense of space and ease of movement on board, creating the effect of making N199 feel significantly larger than her 36-metres.On board, YN199 accommodates 12 guests across five staterooms as well as a crew of seven. The motor yacht is currently available for sale and is scheduled for delivery in early spring 2020. The yacht has been designed with performance, stability, high quality and low noise levels on board in mind. Performance-wise, she is powered by twin CAT C32 engines which provide her with a top speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14.5 knots, with a range of 4000 nm at a cruising speed of 10 knots.
SuperYacht Times - The State of Yachting 2020
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