23 March 2023
Moonen Yachts – the Australian-owned renowned Dutch superyacht builder – has confirmed the successful sea trials and subsequent delivery of the 37.8-metre yacht Cocoon, the latest in the yard’s Martinique line to reach completion.
The yacht completed her sea trials on the North Sea in January. Following speed runs and manoeuvring trials on inland waters, the Moonen Yachts sea trial team took the yacht out during heavy mid-winter conditions for her endurance test.
The Dutch North Sea lived up to its reputation as the ideal location to test ship systems under full load. The endurance trial concluded a five-day period during which Moonen Yachts put the systems, machinery, equipment and electronics to the test in actual operational conditions.
After seeing how the yacht behaved in a heavy sea state, Cocoon’s Captain Kaela Bermeister was very happy with the yacht’s first real day at sea. “We got to experience testing conditions, wind and swell on our way from the sea trial area toward Rotterdam,” she says.
“During these rocky conditions, it’s a great chance to listen for any rattles and creaks that need improving, and generally just be on the lookout for those small details that need adapting before we take over,” added Captain Bermeister.
Moonen Yachts has earned its reputation for quality through superior craftsmanship and by outfitting its yachts with only the best and most reliable equipment.
Knowing how well-built its yachts are, Moonen Yachts stands behind its reputation with a worldwide two-year warranty on all new builds.
“The shipyard’s support is very important, says Captain Bermeister. “Getting to know the team and working closely with them over the past few months will, without a doubt, make the warranty process a smoother task,” she enthuses.
“After forming a good relationship I’m confident that the communication between us will stay positive. It has been such an incredible time with Moonen since I joined the build, witnessing the skills and precision that goes into this project really makes it an honour to be a part of.”