Arkas MAT Sailing Team have launched the first MAT1220 ‘Blue Moon’, taking our dramatically styled new 40’ design and setting a new standard for artistic livery! Arkas are one of the strongest racing teams in Turkey, and have long had a strong relationship with builder MAT Yachts.
Blue Moon is the first of four MAT1220’s currently on order, in both the fin keel and bulb keel versions. Designed to be a versatile IRC and ORC performer both inshore and offshore, the next three boats will go to Japan, Australia, and Sweden, emphasising the worldwide success MAT has earned over 20 years of performance yacht construction.
The first MAT1220 is nearing completion at the MAT Yachts facility in Izmir. The first customer and his team recently visited the yard to see progress and finalise the deck layout details to suit their teams needs. With 3 boats sold already the MAT 1220 has created a lot of interest under both IRC and ORC, partly because of its versatility with fin and bulb keel options, and fat head and pin head main options opening up a range of rating solutions to help optimise for any rule or venue.