Fitzroy Yachts Limited launched sailing yacht MOONBIRD in 2003. Therefore, she was built over in New Zealand. MOONBIRD is a yacht which had yacht design work compiled by Dubois Naval Architects and Dubois Naval Architects. This superyacht MOONBIRD can accommodate overnight a capacity of 8 guests aboard and 6 professional crew. Ready for launch in 2003 the recent internal styling exhibits the insight of Rhoades Young Ltd.
Dubois Naval Architects was the naval architect involved in the technical vessel plans for MOONBIRD. Also the company Dubois Naval Architects skillfully collaborated on this venture. Interior designer Rhoades Young Ltd was selected for the overall interior styling. Created by Fitzroy Yachts Limited this vessel was constructed in the recognised yachting country New Zealand. She was successfully launched in New Plymouth in 2003 before being handed over to the owner. A spacious feeling is achieved with a widest beam (width) of 8.38 metres / 27.5 feet. With a 4m (13.1ft) draught (maximum depth) she is fairly deep. The material aluminium was used in the building of the hull of the sailing yacht. Her superstructure over the hull is fashioned from aluminium. In 2008 further refitting and updating was additionally finished.
The 3196E engine powering the yacht is made by CATERPILLAR. Her propulsion units are a single screw propeller (hundested 4 blades variable pitch). The engine of the ship generates 660 horse power (or 442 kilowatts). She is equiped with 1 engines. The sum power for the boat is thus 592 HP or 442 KW. The bow thrusters are Lewmar Retractable / Stern:lewmar Retractable.
With quarters for a maximum of 8 welcome guests staying on board, the MOONBIRD accommodates everyone in style. This ship carries approx 6 able crewmembers to operate.
The main engines are one 660 Horse Power or 442 kW Caterpillar. Model: 3196E diesel. - Total engine power output 592 HP /442 KW. - Cruise Speed: 11 knots. - Top Speed: 13 knots. - Fuel tanks: 14060 L. - Fresh water: 4980.00. - Power generation: Northern Lights 2 times 45 kilowatts. - Bow Thrusters: Lewmar Retractable / Stern:lewmar Retractable. - A/C: Marine Air. - Sail Area: 627 Metres Squared. - Yacht Beam: 8.38m/27.5ft. - Waterline Length (LWL): 31.5m/102.2ft. - Draught at deepest: 4m/13.1ft. Yacht Type: cruising yacht.
The yacht was built with Marine Air air-con. She has a teak deck.
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