Dutch shipyard Moonen has released new updates about the build of its first Matica motoryacht from the semi-custom Caribbean series.
Nicky Van Zon, project manager at Moonen said, “The owners are very involved in the build process and enjoying it immensely.
“We are still very much on track to meet the schedule, which is a testimony to the planning here at Moonen, and the close relationship between our designers, engineers, builders and subcontractors. Everyone is putting in maximum effort to have the first Matica finished to the highest degree of Moonen quality.”
Named after the Caribbean island, Matica measures 30m, with naval architecture completed by Diana Yacht Design, exterior design by Rene Van Der Velden Design and interior design by Adam Lay Studio. She contains two 447kw Cat C18 engines, and offers a cruising speed of 11 knots at 85% RPM, and a maximum speed of up to 13 knots.
Moonen describes Matica as having a steeper bow than its previous hulls, which gives her a narrower waterline entrance and longer waterline, designed to increase comfort at sea and fuel economy. Her limited draft and well-protected propellers are ideal for shallow waters and sailing in the Caribbean.
Images released on the Moonen website show the completion of Matica’s hull construction, with the fairing and primer almost completed. Carpentry has been completed on the lower deck, with ceiling panels currently being installed on the VIP suite.
An image has also been released of one of Matica’s unique features; An entire transom that can be transformed into a giant hatch and opened aft to form a large swimming platform. Moonen commented, “Like all models in Moonen’s Caribbean series, Matica will benefit from Moonen’s stringent quality control, as well as Moonen’s superior warranty terms and after-sales service.”
For more information, visit Moonen shipyards.