The 4th MOONEN 97 Superyacht launched

The prestigious Moonen Shipyard in the Netherlands have announced the ...

The 4th MOONEN 97 Superyacht launched

August 02, 2011

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The prestigious Moonen Shipyard in the Netherlands have announced the launch of the 4th motor yacht in the stunning Moonen 97 steel-hulled displacement series. The fourth Moonen 97 superyacht features naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design, styling by René van der Velden Yacht Design and interior by Art-Line Interiors. With sister ship Livia (the third in the series) a finalist in the World Superyacht Awards, Moonen is confident that a buyer will soon be found for a yacht that is packed with the latest technology.

The fourth Moonen 97 motor yacht

The fourth Moonen 97 motor yacht

“All the experiences gained by the yard and by the owners of the first three Moonen 97s have been integrated into number four,” says Emile Bilterijst, managing director of Moonen Shipyards. “She has a phenomenal interior from the boards of Artline that optimises storage and features a wealth of wide open spaces. Offering exceptional comfort at sea and anchor, a whisper-quiet performance and impeccable Moonen quality, the new Moonen 97 is surely the best of the series so far.”

The Moonen 97 yacht offers spacious accommodations for eight people in a neutral modern styling. “We have deliberately chosen for a contemporary cosy look that is sure to appeal to many people, while also retaining the air of luxury one would expect from a yacht of this standard, “ continues Bilterijst. “The fine cherry wood panelling is offset by accents in the decoration, including the subtle carpeting and leather surfaces on tables and cabinets. There is also a lovely synthesis of flowing and straight lines, which is a very natural way to shape an interior. Add in lots of natural and artificial light and you have an interior of distinction and class.”

Interior of the 4th Moonen 97 yacht designed by Art-Line Interiors

Interior of the 4th Moonen 97 yacht designed by Art-Line Interiors

The full-beam master stateroom has an unusually large walk-in dressing room and the yacht also features an impressive VIP stateroom plus two guest suites. The Moonen 97 superyacht also has good crew accommodation for a yacht of this size, making it easily adapted to the chartering market.

In terms of technology, materials, layout and aesthetics, the Moonen 97 yacht is state of the art. The Moonen 97 superyacht is the first to benefit from a new method of building in the pipe work in the accommodation areas. The core construction was spray-painted before the pipes were laid. As welding work was no longer possible in the pristine environment, composite pipes were used for drink and chilled water. The overall result is a higher quality and an even better look. In a similar vein, all the pipes in the engine room have been painted before being laid.

Moonen 97 Superyacht - Owner's suite

Moonen 97 Superyacht - Owner's suite

A comprehensive sound and vibration attenuation programme is another major technical attribute. In addition to deploying the finest noise-absorbing insulation, Moonen has eliminated vibration at source by giving the highly skewed propeller 50 percent more clearance between the blade tip and hull surface. The Motor Yacht Moonen 97 is also exceptionally comfortable at anchor thanks to the installation of advanced Naiad zero-speed stabilizers. Moonen is known for its impeccable engineering and construction, and this Lloyd’s Registered and MCA approved yacht once again proves why.

The Moonen 97 motor yacht is styled by René van der Velden. Her sleek low-profile exterior features an elegant flared bow, a sloping stern with twin stairways, a graceful sheer line and bold fashion plates. The round-bilged hull by Diana Yacht Design ensures superior seagoing comfort, while the economical shaping combines with major fuel tankage to give the Moonen 97 a transatlantic range.

Moonen 97 Yacht - Saloon designed by Art-Line Interiors

Moonen 97 Yacht - Saloon designed by Art-Line Interiors

Building Number 193: fourth Moonen 97 Yacht


All values are provisional until final design.


Length overall: 30.00 metres

Length waterline: 27.20 metres

Beam moulded: 7.00 metres

Beam maximum: 7.30 metres

Draught maximum: 2.20 metres

Displacement full load: 185 metric tons


Hull: Round-bilge displacement

Stern: Transom with bathing platform

Keel: Duct

Tanks: Double-bottom integral with hull


Hull: Grade “A” Steel

Superstructure: Aluminium

Tank Capacities

Fuel (4 tanks): 27,500 litres

Fresh water: 6,700 litres

Waste water: 1,000 litres

Grey water: 500 litres

Used lube-oil: 300 litres


Twin Caterpillar C 18 DI-TA engines rated 448 bkW (609 bHp) @ 1800 rpm

Maximum speed: 13.0 knots at 50% load

Cruising speed: 12.0 knots at 50% load and 85% rpm

Range at economical speed: 4,500 nm at 9 knots

Styling: René van der Velden Yacht Design

Interior Design: Art-Line Interiors

Naval Architecture: Diana Yacht Design

System Engineering: Moonen Shipyards bv

Classification: Lloyd’s Register

MCA: MCA Cayman Islands LY2

This stunning Moonen 97 motor yacht will be at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show as well as the Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes.

Motor Yacht Moonen 97 - Engine Room

Motor Yacht Moonen 97 - Engine Room

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