Announced in January 2021 and due for delivery in March 2021, construction on YN202 began in June of this year. The yacht will be the first 34m Moonen 110 to be built by the prestigious Dutch shipyard.
“It is a very special moment to see the first hull of the new Moonen 110 ready in her sailing position,” said John Bechtold, Project Manager of YN202. “I am very proud and grateful of the first result that we have achieved together as a new team, after an intensive and instructive process. Talsma Shipyards, Diana Yacht Design and our very own Moonen team have all done an exeptional job.”
Talsma shipyards, builders of the 34-metre hull, shared their thoughts on the process; “Turning the hull is one of the bigger milestones in the hull production. At Talsma Shipyards we always build our hulls upside down. This makes building easier, since the building floor and deck are both flat and it reduces the time spent working above the head.
“The building process is typically about 60% finished when the turning takes place. Most of the section work has finished and after turning we enter the outfitting phase of the build. Small ironwork, like placing foundations, hull penetrations, bollards, piping, placing the bulwark etc will now take place.”
Nick Tot, Naval Architect at Diana Yacht Design, states that “the hull of YN202 is the result of extensive collaboration between multiple disciplines across multiple companies. We at Diana Yacht Design modelled the hull to achieve the sailing characteristics, dimensions, and interior space as desired by Moonen Yachts. After which we engineered her full compliance of the Bureau Veritas rules and regulations, and optimised her for construction at Talsma Shipyards.
“We are very proud to have worked together with all parties involved in order to build this high-quality piece of Dutch engineering.”
We look forward to following the construction of YN202 leading up to her launch in March 2023, where she will become the first of the exceptional Moonen 110 model to take to the waters.