Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has sold the fourth motor yacht in its award-winning Moonen 97 range of steel-hulled displacement cruisers. Built by the yard on spec, the Moonen 97 superyacht has been bought by yacht owners who recognise the yacht’s distinctive blend of premium Dutch quality, the latest technologies, exceptional comfort and an industry-leading price/performance ratio.
“We decided to build a fourth Moonen 97 following the success of the first three,” commented Emile Bilterijst, managing director of Moonen Shipyards. “Utilising our experiences with these projects we were confident that – even in the current market situation – the inherent Moonen quality would attract discerning clients. And now that this has proven to be the case, we are also delighted that the new owners are so enthusiastic about the boat that the only thing they will change is to add a new dining table and chairs.”
This vote of confidence from experienced sailors speaks volumes about the tasteful interior Moonen created in partnership with the designers Art-Line. And the sale of this semi-custom Moonen 97 yacht also highlights the sheer diversity of superyachts available from Moonen, which is currently building the fully custom 42-metre motoryacht Sofia, a 25.20-metre aluminium fast displacement vessel and an all-new Moonen 100 Explorer. Add in the two refit projects currently underway and it is clear that the inherent excellence of the workforce at Moonen Shipyards continues to make the difference in a changing industry.