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News: Moonen 36M 'Martinique' Build Progress

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  1. Moonen 36-meter 'Martinique' Build Progressing Well
    Work on the first Martinique hull in the Moonen Caribbean series is progressing well at the moment. The first unit is a 36-meter pocket luxury yacht being built with a high-tensile steel hull. The steel hull is interesting from the standpoint that many builders constructing yachts in this size bracket tend to go for composite materials or aluminium perhaps. Moonen is sticking to the more traditional form. However, this will not hamper any progress or design and capability. As the name suggests, martinique is intended for an owner who wants to ply the shallow and calm waters of the Caribbean. Bahamas cruising is still going to be on the cards. Prop tunnels help to reduce the draft to about seven feet. The design is by Rene van der Velden and Nauta Yachts have the job on the interior.

    Moonen Managing Director, Emile Bilterijst, comments, “the advantage of using high tensile steel is that the construction can be made lighter and yet have the same strength of ‘normal’ steel. The Martinique will be a lightweight superyacht which, when paired with a smart slender hull design, will give a projected top speed of approximately 17-knots combined with a low fuel consumption at cruising speed.” Moonen is banking on the Martinique to change of persons view steel-hulled pocketyachts. The Caribbean series has been a success for Moonen from the time they were unveiled. So far we know that two variants are in build at the moment, the 36-meter Martinique and the 30-meter Matica. The Martinique is expected to be delivered to her owner in the Summer of 2016.

    For more information:

    Moonen Shipyards bv
    Graaf van Solmsweg 52F
    5222 BP ‘s-Hertogenbosch
    The Netherlands

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