4 images

Hull and superstructure joined on fifth Moonen Martinique

23 March 2023 • Written by Rachel Ingram


Motor Yacht
Moonen Yachts ·  37.3 m ·  2024

The hull and superstructure of the fifth hull of Moonen Yachts' Martinique series have been joined at the brand’s facility in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. This marks a significant milestone for the construction of the 38-metre yacht, codenamed Project YN203.

"For shipbuilders like us, it’s a rewarding moment," the yard said. "The marriage of steel hull and aluminium superstructure is the culmination of months of hard work and detailed engineering. They fit together perfectly."

“As a real estate developer I am acutely aware of the time delays and cost escalations being experienced as a direct result of Covid, the Ukraine war and other economic factors," said the project's owner. "It is highly commendable that Moonen and Studio Indigo have been able to deliver our new yacht without any of the before-mentioned negative time or cost implications in this very difficult operating environment.”

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.

The interior offers 34537.8-metreGT 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.

Before joining, the hull was constructed at the Talsma Shipyard in the Netherlands – the first time a Martinique hull was built by an external shipyard – before being transported to Moonen's Den Bosch shipyard.

The fifth hull was sold in 2022 with delivery on track for 2024 in time for its owners to make the most of the Mediterranean cruising season. The completed project will have a top speed of 16.5 knots with a range of 4,000 nautical mile range when cruising at 10 knots. 

More about this yacht

Moonen Yachts   37.3 m •  2024

Similar yachts for sale

Moonen Yachts   34 m •  8 guests •  $4,750,000
Moonen Yachts   25.91 m •  8 guests •  €1,250,000