Moonen gives build update on 37m Martinique yacht

Dutch yard Moonen Yachts has released new renderings and given a construction update on its 37 metre in-build superyacht, hull number one in the Caribbean Martinique series.

The project is currently looking for a new client, after the original buyer pulled out during the construction process. Interiors have been styled by Nauta Design, but Moonen stresses that there is still plenty of room for a new owner to make the Martinique their own.

Martinique will be built in high tensile steel, which can allow for significant weight savings of steel with the same strength. Lighter construction thus leads to a higher speed than might normally be achieved by a full displacement yacht of this size.

The Martinique model is recognisable as part of the Moonen family, but features a low profile exterior, vertical windows and sharper lines. Inside, she has a modern layout with a main deck master offering panoramic views, a 'country kitchen' galley, and spacious main saloon. 

The lower deck is currently planned with two VIP cabins and two guest cabins that can be used by either three children or two adults, resulting in a maximum capacity of 12. Back aft, four spacious crew cabins can accommodate up to seven. Moonen argues that the extra space in here is more than worthwhile as "if crew enjoy being on a boat, so do the owners".

The external design allows for 180 square metres of al fresco space. Key features include a six metre tender garage and the option for a crane to store all manner of water toys on the bridge deck.

The Netherlands-based superyacht builder first revealed its  Caribbean range of yachts in 2014 as a new, updated style of superyacht that blends the yard's yacht building heritage with modern design aesthetics. 

The new semi-custom yacht series offers six designs from 26 to 38 metres, each named after Caribbean islands. The first of which, the 29.9 metre Moonen Matica, was launched in May 2016 and named  Bijoux.

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