New Yacht Launches – MARY-JEAN II (ISA Ancona) and LIVIA (Moonen)

198’ MARY-JEAN II, ISA 600

Mary-Jean II proudly launched from the ISA Ancona shipyard among a throng of spectators last week. The hull, painted a commanding Aristo blue, is handsomely capped by the gleaming Oyster white superstructure. Interior designer Mark Berryman uses a variety of organic materials, including several kinds of wood and stone, to create a tactile as much as a visual presence onboard. The Owner’s artwork, and accent furnishings, lend a vibrancy to an otherwise elegantly subdued design. The Owner and Berryman kept the charter market in mind in creating an interior that is soothing and sophisticated to please a variety of guests. The 39-foot beam allows for voluminous interior spaces that include a master, a VIP, a double, and two twin cabins. Mary-Jean II, with full-displacement steel hull and twin Caterpillar 3512 C DITA-SCAC diesel engines, can slice through the ocean at an impressive cruising speed of 15 knots. Mary-Jean II will make her formal debut at the Monaco Yacht Show.

LIVIA, Moonen Flybridge 97’

Livia 97 MoonenMoonen has launched the third yacht of their 30-meter steel-hulled displacement series from the shipyard at ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Interior design by Art-Line, in the style of a New England beach house, is both elegant and homey. Livia, styled by René van der Velden, has a sleek low profile with stately flared bow, a sloping stern with twin stairways, and graceful sheer line. Diana Yacht Design styled the rounded hull to insure a comfortable ride and minimize fuel consumption for greater transatlantic range. The yacht also features noise absorbing insulation and limited vibration due to the innovative positioning of the propeller. Naiad zero-speed stabilizers further insure comfort at anchor. Accommodations are for eight in the master, VIP and two guest staterooms.

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