Moonen Yachts received a new order for their Caribbean Series (32m Matica) within two months after the sale of the first 36.50m Martinique model.

Moonen presented the new Caribbean Series in May 2014. The ingenious hull design allows for an impressive turn of speed, low fuel consumption and high comfort levels.

Emile Bilterijst, Managing Director of Moonen explains:

“The first contacts with the future owner of the first ‘Matica’ translated into a signed contract within only ten weeks. 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, ‘Matica’ has been designed by Rene van der Velden, who recently won the World Superyacht Award for the exterior styling and naval architecture on CaryAli and Showboats Design and ISS awards for the same project. ‘Matica’ 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, which recently won a World Superyacht Award for its work on the sailing yacht Inukshuk, and several Showboats Design Awards. 

“In short, ‘Matica’ combines a distinctive and timeless style with all the attributes that have made the Moonen brand so well known. She will exude an irreplaceable Moonen sense of quality and offer an unbeatable price-quality ratio. Her sale is further convincing evidence that the Moonen Caribbean series is the future of luxury yachting in this size range.”
concludes Emil Bilterlijst.