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Moonen Launches Martinique YN199 Superyacht Kokoro


The second hull in Moonen's 36 metre Martinique series, now named Kokoro, has hit the water for the first time. 

Named after the Japanese for 'heart', the yacht is now in the final stages of commissioning before beginning sea trials. It is due for delivery to its UAE before the end of the year. 

Image: Moonen/ Tom van Oossanen

The yacht, formerly known as YN199, began construction on spec towards the end of 2018 and was sold in June of this year. Once delivered, the yacht will become the sistership to hull number one and World Superyacht Award winner Brigadoon, which splashed in 2018.

Kokoro features exterior design  from Dutch designer René van der Velden while naval architecture comes from van der Velden in collaboration with Diana Yacht Design

Image: Moonen/ Tom van Oossanen

London-based Studio Indigo, which was also behind the interiors of  hull number one,  created a "sophisticated" interior design brief working closely with the owner.

Accommodation on board is for a total of 12 guests in five cabins, as well as a crew of seven. Other features include a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, as well as top speeds of 16.5 knots.

It comes after Moonen announced it had sold the third superyacht in its Martinique series. YN200 is due for delivery in November 2021.