Moonen Inks New Caribbean Series motoryacht "Matica"


Dutch builder Moonen Shipyards recently received a new order for the <200 GT luxury motor yacht 'Matica'.

The luxury yacht Matica now represents the second project signed from Moonen’s brand new Caribbean series in the space of only two months. Having just started working on the 340 GT luxury yacht ‘Martinique’, Moonen’s quality craftsmen will now also set to work on the new order in the Matica size. The Caribbean Series was only unveiled by Moonen a couple months ago. 

“The first contacts with the future owner of the first ‘Matica’ translated into a signed contract within only ten weeks,” explains Emile Bilterijst, managing director of Moonen Shipyards. “The yacht will be built for experienced owners who have previously cruised mainly in the Mediterranean region and are now looking to increase their cruising area.

“Their desire to explore the Caribbean and other parts of the world led the clients to seek a seaworthy, semi-custom yacht that could be customised to their specific demands. This includes the boat being just below 200 GT with the max volume possible, which will offer a range of benefits from an operational perspective. The exact length of this Matica will become clear once we embark on the naval architecture process.”

Like all models in Moonen’s Caribbean series, luxury yacht Matica has been designed by Rene van der Velden. This <200 GT motoryacht will have a raised pilot house design with the owners’ suite on the main deck as a special request. The interior design brief has gone to the Adam Lay Studio in England. By the time she is launched in the summer of 2016, Matica yacht will also benefit from Moonen’s quality control standard. Her owners, like all Moonen clients, will also have the comfort and convenience of Moonen’s warranty terms and renowned after-sales service.


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