Moonen successfully completes sea trials of MOONSHINE

MOONSHINE sea trials successfully completed

Moonen Yachts has successfully completed sea trials of MOONSHINE, a new 36.3m Martinique (119ft) yacht. MOONSHINE is the sixth yacht from the Dutch yacht builder’s premium semi-custom Martinique design.

John Bechtold, Moonen’s Project Manager for the build, says that MOONSHINE performed beautifully heading out on the North Sea.

“The whole build team at Moonen was proud to see MOONSHINE cruising through her sea trials,” John says. “We are dedicated to upholding Moonen’s reputation for the very highest quality and attention to detail. During the sea trials hundreds of components are being used simultaneously for the first time, so as builders it’s rewarding to see the yacht performing so well. It’s a wonderful testament to the Martinique’s proven design pedigree and build quality.”

The endurance trial at sea is the last day of trials that include class survey and certification, calibration, and maneuvering. Sea trials are also a first chance for the crew to get to know the new yacht with the Moonen technical team who built her.  

This Moonen Yachts Martinique 119 will feature an exterior design by René van der Velden Design and naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design.  She will be powered by twin 1927Hp Caterpillar diesel engines, allowing a cruising speed of 14.5 knots and a top speed of 16.5 knots. Moreover, with a cruising range of 4000 Nautical miles, and plentiful up-to-date equipment on board, MOONSHINE will facilitate both simple handling and easy manoeuvring under abundant weather conditions. 

Furthermore, her luxurious and stylish interior, after a design by Hollander Yacht Design, will facilitate accommodation for up to 12 guests in 5 capacious staterooms. Additionally, 4 crew cabins enable simplified yacht handling and increase the luxury yacht experience. Concludingly, MOONSHINE will be equipped with all necessary amenities and equipment to enjoy ultimate relaxation, recreation, and entertainment on board, and she will be delivered to her owners and will spend her first season in the Mediterranean. 

Lastly, it is noteworthy that the Moonen Yachts team is also building the seventh Martinique, YN205, which is for sale and available for delivery in April 2025.