Dutch yard Moonen continues to transform its image as a builder of classic custom yachts, with a new series of contemporary designs.
The yard broke the mould with 42 metre modern tri-deck superyacht Sofia, and to a greater extent with the sleek 49m Fast Displacement and 42m Displacement designs, as well as the 24m Mallorca range, which Moonen announced plans to build the first unit of in September 2013. The new Caribbean series seems like the missing link between classic Moonens and these designs, with a profile that the yard describes as ‘contemporary yet non-aggressive’ – modern but blending ‘seamlessly into Moonen’s superyacht fleet’.
‘The Caribbean series will have a real Moonen feel and retain the key elements that have made our classic range of superyachts such a success,’ says Emile Bilterijst, managing director of Moonen shipyards. ‘Over the past thirteen years we have launched fifteen Moonen 84s, Moonen 94s, Moonen 97s and Moonen 99s. All have benefitted from a superior seakeeping performance, low fuel consumption, very low noise and vibration values, exquisite finishing, low operational costs and a high resale value. The Caribbean series will, of course, reflect Moonen’s rich experience in design and engineering, all within a fresh and dynamic new profile.’
Six models are available in the range, all inspired by or named after Caribbean islands: the 26m Mariana, the 30m Montserrat, the 32m Matica, the 34m Mustique, the 36m Martinique and the 38m Marquis.