Moonen Shipyards has signed a Letter of Intent to construct the 24-metre motor yacht Mallorca – the first superyacht in a new custom-series of 24-metre motor yachts, developed in collaboration with designer Nick Mezas. The lovely Mallorca yacht is the yard’s response to clients looking for a cool new Moonen in smaller lengths than the prestigious Dutch builder normally constructs. Moonen has recently launched its largest superyacht to date, the fully custom 42-metre superyacht Sofia.
The new semi-series is available in three sizes of 18, 20 and 24 metres, and this first order confirms the design’s attractions for a new generation of owners. The yacht will be built to CE regulations and benefit from a careful analysis of systems and equipment. To enhance cost efficiencies, for example, the boat features only one anchor instead of two in a pocket as is usually the case with Moonen yachts. This in turn means just one anchor winch is required.
The lower price and smaller size of the design is appealing to a younger public. So too does the more aggressive styling than one would normally see on a Moonen. The yacht will retain Moonen fundamentals in terms of fuel savings, low noise and vibration levels, and the exceptional comfort of a round bilged hull. It will be fitted with Volvo IPS propulsion and have a top speed of 22 knots. Moreover, the IPS configuration leaves lots of space free in the forward section for four cabins. An open-plan layout in the saloon/wheelhouse area will enhance the social aspect of the yacht, which is likely to be helmed by the owner and his friends/family.
Based in The Hague, Nick Mezas and his team are becoming increasingly well-known for drawing yachts with timeless lines that blend functionality and practicality. Mezas was recently awarded second place and received the Judges’ Commendation for his project ‘R&R’ yacht in the finals of the ‘Young Designer of the Year’ award. The partnership with Moonen showcases the yard’s ability to offer modern looking motoryachts within the timeless Moonen quality template. This has been further reinforced by a second new range of contemporary displacement yachts that Moonen has developed together with designer Rene van der Velden.
Technical Specifications of the 24m Mallorca Yacht
Design: Nick Mezas Yacht Design
Naval architect: Diana Yacht Design
Interior design: Van Helmond | Zuidam Architecten
Classification: CE Cat A (when delivered in Europe)
Main Dimensions Length overall: 23,50 metres
Length waterline: 23,00 metres
Beam max: 6,30 metres
Draught 50% load: 1,55 metres
Maximum speed: 20 knots at 10% load condition
Cruising speed: 15 knots at 50% load condition and 2000 RPM Range: 1000 nautical miles at 10 knots
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