US owners buy 36m in-build Moonen Martinique superyacht

Written by Laura Nicholls

Moonen Yachts has sold its third Moonen Martinique, hull number YN200, to the US. The repeat owners are set to see the 36.3-metre yacht's hull and superstructure joined in a few weeks' time and will take delivery in November 2021.Moonen MartiniqueMoonen MartiniqueWith an exterior design by René van der Velden and naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design, the new yacht's interior design and styling is by Studio Indigo, who will incorporate the owners' customisations which include an extended sun deck with a Jacuzzi. The owners intend to use the yacht privately to explore the US-west coast. Moonen YN200 hull launch and transportPhoto: Moonen Yachts
Moonen YN200 hull launch and transportPhoto: Moonen YachtsThe main deck comprises a large saloon with a formal dining area and nearby master suite. From here, guests can access the swimming platform via the stairs as well as the bridge deck, which features a winter garden and indoor lounge area. On the lower deck, four additional staterooms can be found so up to 12 guests in total can be accommodated for overnight.Moonen YN200 hull launch and transportPhoto: Moonen YachtsAlready owners of a Moonen 84, the experienced owners explained their decision to upgrade: "There were several compelling reasons to remain with the Moonen Family. First, Moonen’s reputation for unprecedented engineering and quality of mechanical systems and general construction. The sophistication of the ship’s systems is equivalent to that of a ship twice its size."Moonen YN200 hull launch and transportPhoto: Moonen YachtsThey continued: "There is no compromising any inch of the ship’s parts or materials whether it be a simple faucet to a major water filtration system. But more importantly, it’s the Moonen people whose pride shines through the manufacturing of their ships. Matthew and Louise Baxter, the new Moonen shipyard owners are tirelessly committed to continue the enduring legacy of the Mooned brand. We see them as our business and family partners in building our world-class ship which will stand the test of time. We are excited about this endeavour and a lifelong relationship with the Baxter’s and Moonen family”Moonen YN200 hull launch and transportPhoto: Moonen YachtsYN200 is to be powered by twin CAT C32 engines which provide her with a top speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. She will have a transatlantic range of 4,000 nm at a cruising speed of 10 knots.

Moonen Martinique #03 yacht profile renderingPhoto: Moonen Yachts

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