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In-build Moonen YN201 gets 1.5m extension

4 July 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

The fourth hull in Moonen's popular semi-custom Martinique series has been rolled out of the construction shed in Den Bosch in preparation for the next stage of construction.

The next stage concerns a 1.5 metre swim platform extension that will be welded to the hull. She started life as a 36m yacht, the same length as her sisterships, but will be extended to 38 metres at the request of the owners. 

It comes after the 38 metre yacht, known only YN201, began construction in November 2020.

The yacht remains on course for delivery early next year

As well as the additional length, the yacht is the first in the series to feature an anthracite black hull and a fully integrated hydraulic swim platform.

The unit was sold earlier in 2022. "Having looked at multiple shipyards and what they had to offer, the choice to choose Moonen was simple," said the owner.

She was first spotted when the hull and superstructure were joined

"A beautiful boat with very high build quality, smart design and layout. Add to that a great team and the decision was easy," they added.

Designed by René van der Velden and Diana Yacht Design, the fourth hull in the series will feature a sundeck and accommodation for 12 guests in five cabins. The crew accommodation, meanwhile, will allow for a staff of seven crew in four cabins.

The yacht, also known as YN201, began construction in November 2020

The owners are working closely with interior designer Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter to customise the yacht to their wishes. Her interiors will follow a classically Scandinavian theme. 

Construction is underway on the third hull in the series, which was also sold earlier this year.

YN201 is due for delivery next year.