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Moonen’s 30 metre Matica superyacht Bijoux


Moonen Shipyards YN198Moonen launched the first yacht in their new semi-custom Caribbean series. The 30-metre yacht will undergo sea trials before being delivered to her owners at the end of next month.
Designed by René van der Velden, she features interior design by Adam Lay and naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design. The vessel’s hull lines were drawn with inspiration from the successful Moonen 97.
“As launch customers for this model, the owners have had a significant influence on the design and layout of the first Matica,” says project manager Nicky van Zon. “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.”
Among the most appreciated features aboard Bijoux there is the beach club. No previous Moonen megayacht had this feature. A stairway to starboard will let the owners and guests reach the beach club from Bijoux’s main deck. The retractable swim platform is oversize, with plenty of space for guests to go swimming and board the 5-meter tender stowed in the beach club.
Owners and guests are accommodated in full comfort. A VIP stateroom is located on the main deck, which is unusual with a below-decks master suite. The owners’ suite is full beam. Two more guest staterooms complete the accommodation possibilities.
The raised-pilothouse Bijoux designed by Rene van der Velden and naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design will be present in all Moonen Caribbean series. The rest of the Caribbean series is composed of Mariana, Montserrat, Mustique, Martinique, and Marquis.
The yard will now be completing the 37-metre Martinique, currently under construction at their facility; a model that remains available for interested clients in search of a semi-custom project with a reduced build time.