Moonen Shipyards has announced the launch of the first motor yacht from its new semi-custom Caribbean series, Matica.
Christened as Bijoux, the 30m yacht was launched at a ceremony at the shipyard’s Netherlands facility last week, and is due to be outfitted and complete sea trials before being delivered to her owners at the end of June. According to a statement by Moonen, the owners were in attendance at the ceremony and expressed how they were looking forward to experiencing the “style, comfort and relaxation” which Bijoux offers.
Designed by Rene van der Velden, Bijoux is described as a raised pilothouse version of the new Caribbean series; she features curved windows on her main and bridge decks, with a recessed hull and a “modern yet timeless aesthetic that showcases a bright new future in motoryacht elegance”.
Project manager, Nicky van Zon explained, “As launch customers for this model, the owners have had a significant influence on the design and layout of the first Matica. Although they have visited the yard on a number of occasions during the build, they were delighted that the yacht looked even better in the water than they had imagined.
“The owners were also impressed by the views from the pilothouse and the second steering position on the flybridge, and it was wonderful to see the superb colour combination of a grey hull, white superstructure and black striping come into its own.”
Moonen described the standout feature in this series as the transom stern, which is able to be transformed into a giant hatch that, when opened aft, forms a large swimming platform. There is also a fixed stairway starboard side, connecting this area to the main deck.
The interior design for Bijoux was created by the Adam Lay Studio. The primary themes for her interior were clean lines, symmetry, balance, proportion and natural light, all within a practical and liveable environment.
She features a VIP stateroom, situated forward on the main deck, which provides panoramic views out. The lower deck contains a full-beam owner’s stateroom with two guest suites.
Moonen also announced that the hull of its next project in this Caribbean series, 37m Martinique, is currently being completed.
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