Representatives from Moonen Yachts and Diana Yacht Design gathered at Talsma Shipyards in Friesland, where four heavy duty cranes carefully assisted in turning over the 34-metre hull, a process which took a total of four hours.
“I’m 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 own Moonen team have all done an exceptional 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-percent 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 will now take place.”
Nick Tot, Naval Architect at Diana Yacht Design stated: “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 desired sailing characteristics, dimensions, and interior space as desired by Moonen Yachts. After which we engineered her in 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.”