Construction of the latest Moonen Martinique superyacht in the Netherlands has entered the next phase with the joining of its hull and superstructure. Available for sale, the 36-metre YN199 is on track for an August 2020 delivery.

The hull and superstructure were joined on 14 November at the shipyard’s facilities in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. The yacht’s keel was laid on 14 December 2018. The second hull in Moonen’s Martinique line, the 36-metre motor yacht follows the delivery of its award-winning sistership Brigadoon in summer 2018.

‘It’s no secret that Moonen has faced a challenging period over the past few months,’ says YN199’s Project Manager, Nicky van Zon. ‘Regardless, we’ve worked hard to ensure that project delays have been kept to a bare minimum. We’re all extremely proud that we have been able to reduce the delay in the construction of YN199, and this significant moment in the build of YN199 perfectly demonstrates our capabilities as a premium Dutch shipbuilder. With the hull and superstructure now joined, our latest 36-metre model is taking shape.’

Semi-custom Martinique Platform

The 36-metre motor yacht YN199 is the second yacht built on the semi-custom Martinique platform. It features an exterior design from René van der Velden, with naval architecture undertaken by the Dutch experts at Diana Yacht Design in collaboration with René van der Velden. The London-based Studio Indigo is responsible for its sophisticated interior design.

It accommodates up to twelve guests across a six-cabin layout as well as a crew of seven. The interior design concept remains flexible to allow prospective owners to customise it to personal style and taste. Special consideration has been given to maximising internal areas to enhance a sense of space and ease of movement.

In regards to its technical features, the Moonen Martiniques features a high-tensile steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. Reduced construction weight results in speeds of up to 16.5 knots, lower fuel consumption and low noise and vibration levels.

Following delivery next summer, YN199 will be on display at the 2020 editions of the Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show. The Moonen Martinique is one of four of Moonen’s proven superyacht platforms. A third 36-metre yacht is currently under construction.