Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has launched the 120ft motor yacht Crystal, a unique project designed by Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Designs and completed by Moonen. The 36.93m (120ft) yacht Crystal was started by Royal Denship in Denmark and was around a quarter complete when they went bankrupt in 2009. The semi-displacement superyacht Crystal arrived at the Moonen shipyard in May 2010 after the owner chose Moonen Yachts to complete the build.
The Dixon designed 120ft M/Y CRYSTAL was a unique project for Moonen Yachts to undertake as the yard had never previously built a yacht in GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic). Moonen created new production methods that will now benefit future projects and Moonen managed the build of the yacht superbly which was a balance between a new build and a refit.
“Due to the status of the project at the time it was abandoned, the completion of the yacht is a delicate balance between a new build and a refit,” explains Moonen’s director operations Mark Vermeulen. “Various parts of the build were at different stages, as is the case with a refit. We had to pick up both the physical construction work and fill significant gaps in the engineering packages. This required a full range of expertise and was just the sort of challenge that everyone at Moonen relishes.”
The interior styling was competed the owner and Moonen yachts also partnered with external parties such as composite experts Green Marine, Alewijnse for the electrical installation and De Leeuw Yacht services for the painting.
You can read more about Moonen Yachts completing the Dixon 120 superyacht Crystal here.
Dixon 120: Motor yacht Crystal General Dimensions
Length overall: 36.93 metres
Length waterline: 27.76 metres
Beam moulded: – metres
Beam maximum: 7.40 metres
Draught maximum: 2.09 metres
Displacement full load: 151 metric tons
Hull: Hard chines
Stern: Transom with bathing platform
Tanks: Double-bottom integral with hull
Fuel (9 Tanks): ± 25,000 litres
Fresh water: ± 3,500 litres
Waste water: ± 5,000 litres
Used lube-oil: – litres
With twin MTU engines rated 16V 2000 1630 kW 2450 rpm
Maximum speed: ± 24 knots
Cruising speed: ± 22 knots
Range at economical speed: –
Styling: Bill Dixon
Interior Design: Royal Denship / Owner
Naval Architecture: Bill Dixon / Stolk Marimecs
System Engineering: Moonen Shipyards