Moonen launches 36m superyacht Martinique

Written by Georgia Tindale

The Dutch yard Moonen has announced the launch of its 36-metre superyacht Brigadoon which took place yesterday.Moonen Martinique Brigadoon launch in Groot AmmersPhoto: Moonen ShipyardsBuilt with a high-tensile steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the 36.3-metre superyacht features exterior design from the drawing boards of René van der Velden Yacht Design, interior design by Nauta Yachts and naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design. Moonen Martinique Brigadoon launch in 's HergenbosschPhoto: Moonen ShipyardsPart of the Moonen Martinique line, the superyacht has a displacement hull and a top speed of 17 knots, with a range of 3,500 nautical miles, with her design offering close proximity to the water to her owners. Personalised throughout, her new owners have made her very much their own as they get ready to explore the world, with Brigadoon's high-tensile steel hull enabling greater degrees of fuel efficiency.

On board, she accommodates 10 guests across five staterooms, with seven crewmembers also housed on board. Moonen Martinique Brigadoon launch in Groot AmmersPhoto: Moonen Shipyards

Thanks to a wide-body superstructure with the same beam as the hull, the yacht features a high amount of luxury space for her length. One benefit of this is found in the large owners’ suite where having the windows directly on the outer range of the boat looking forward provides fantastic panoramic views.

After the owners have enjoyed two months of cruising on board, they will be making a public debut of their yacht at the Cannes and Monaco boat shows in September. In addition, a second sistership in the Moonen Martinique line has also been started, with delivery scheduled for early 2020 and various interior designers being challenged to suggest styles for the yacht.

“The main shareholder behind Moonen is strongly engaged and committed to the brand, keen to drive our yard forward in terms of offering clients innovative and eco-friendly solutions,” commented Moonen CEO Johan Dubbelman. “We have recently embarked on a renewed and inspiring path that combines the rich heritage of Moonen and its DNA with a fresh take on aesthetics and design."

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