M/Y Brigadoon finalist in World Superyacht Awards 2019

Moonen Brigadoon has been nominated for Best Yacht in the semi-displacement or planing motor yachts - 33m to 39.9m category at the World Superyacht Awards 2019.

36-metre superyacht Brigadoon is a finalist at the Boat International World Superyacht Awards 2019. Delivered to her new owners in Summer 2018, Brigadoon is the first hull in the Moonen Martinique line of Dutch-quality, oceangoing motor yachts. This year’s awards ceremony will mark the 14th edition of the annual World Superyacht Awards hosted by Boat International. The annual event will take place in London from 16th - 18th May 2019.

The 36-metre motor yacht Brigadoon is the first yacht built on the semi-custom Martinique 36-metre platform and features naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design in collaboration with Réne Van Der Velden, with the latter also undertaking her exterior design. Nauta Design is responsible for her interior design, with Studio Indigo undertaking her interior styling. The Moonen Martinique is one of four of Moonen’s proven superyacht platforms and combines proven performance and seakeeping abilities with the versatility of customisation.

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Talking of the creation of Brigadoon in close cooperation with her experienced yacht owners, CEO of Moonen Yachts, Johan Dubbelman, says: “In the case of Brigadoon, the owners entered the construction process just three months before the scheduled delivery. As such, the level of customisation possible was relatively limited. However, working tirelessly with the owner and his team, several significant modifications were able to be applied - including replacing the bimini on the sun deck with a hard top and removing the Jacuzzi.”

The Moonen team worked closely with the London-based designers at Studio Indigo in the last three months of Brigadoon’s build to ensure the perfect interior design. “Combined with fantastic interior styling, the finishing touch from the owners together with Studio Indigo really gave the boat heart and soul,” Dubbelman continues. “We delivered a vessel that suits the owners perfectly, and we’re honoured and delighted to be recognised for our work on M/Y Brigadoon as a finalist at the upcoming World Superyacht Awards 2019.”

Speaking of his experience with Moonen, Brigadoon’s owner, Mike Fisher, explains: “Our Captain discovered Brigadoon and suggested we go and see it and, although it was above our original price bracket, we agreed – after all the more you see, the more you know. We set off for Moonen's yard in the Netherlands and were given a tour of the boat. We were pretty impressed from the start – the boat exemplified Dutch build quality and was very impressive. Superyacht quality in a 36-metre build. It was ‘Lilliput’ personified.”

“The exterior by René Van der Velden was classic,” Fisher continues, “and we could see it wouldn’t date too quickly. Its snub-nosed bow reminded us of our American cocker spaniels, Lucy and Farah. Nauta’s restrained teak-finished interior was well considered, disciplined and very architectural. Every detail had been thought through. Its understated style provided the perfect backdrop to put our own aesthetic stamp on. We wanted the look to be elegant yet practical, stylish but also with a sense of its own identity and character. The result - we hope - is an understated luxury that’s not too precious and can be enjoyed by all.”

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In regards to her technical features, Brigadoon’s hull is constructed from high-tensile steel and is teamed with an aluminium superstructure. With the focus on comfortable cruising and technical efficiency, she features a reduced construction weight which leads to higher speeds, lower fuel consumption and particularly low noise reduction levels. She achieved more than 16.5 knots on sea trials - an exceptional feat for a 36-metre steel-hulled yacht.

The annual recognition of excellence in the yachting industry, the Boat International World Superyacht Awards are a celebration of the best in the world of luxury yacht construction, design and engineering. Moonen’s 36-metre motor yacht Brigadoon is nominated for Best Yacht in the Semi-displacement or Planing Motor Yachts - 33m to 39.9m category.

Johan Dubbelman will be joined by Project Manager, Nicky van Zon, and Moonen’s Marketing Manager, Marianne Hendriks at the Boat International World Superyacht Awards 2019 next month.

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