Dutch shipyard Moonen Yachts has turned the hull of its fifth Moonen Martinique model codenamed Project YN203.
The construction milestone took place at the Talsma Shipyard in the Netherlands, overlooked by representatives from Moonen Yachts and naval architects Diana Yacht Design, with four heavy-duty cranes carefully rotating the steel hull. It is the first time a Martinique hull has been built by an external shipyard.
The Moonen Martinique is a 37.8 metre tri-deck superyacht designed by René van der Velden as a "home away from home". This particular hull is slightly bigger than its sisterships thanks to an extended sundeck and an extended swim platform providing an additional eight square metres of space thanks to an integrated folding platform.
“It is an exciting moment to see the hull of YN203 in its sailing position,” said Ian Vermoen, Moonen’s project manager.
The interior offers 337GT of volume and will be designed by London-based Studio Indigo, who also handled the interior on board the first Martinique hull named Brigadoon. Accommodation will be for 12 guests and seven crew.
The fifth hull was sold in 2022 with delivery anticipated for 2024 in time for its owners to make the most of the Mediterranean cruising season. The completed hull will have a top speed of 16.5 knots with a range of 4,000 nautical mile range when cruising at 10 knots.
YN203 will now be transported to Moonen's Den Bosch shipyard for outfitting.