The well known Dutch Moonen shipyards have announced that they started outfitting their latest explorer yacht Moonen 100 YN 195, while their fully custom 42m Motor Yacht Sofia III (complete with three-man sub) and the new high-speed Moonen 82 Alu yacht are also under construction at the yard. Developed in collaboration between Moonen Yachts and Vripack Naval Architects, the all-new Moonen 100 explorer yacht is the fourth explorer-type superyacht built by Moonen after the 90′ Commercial Break and the 92′ Poseidon yacht (2003) as well as the award-winning 114 feet long My Issue, now known as motor yacht Beluga, from 2006.
As construction continues apace on the Moonen 100 Explorer, the exceptionally smooth lines of this robust exhibition-style vessel are becoming clear for all to see. The yacht combines major fuel efficiencies with superior live aboard facilities for owners who are very involved in the build and looking forward to travelling the world in exceptional comfort after the launch in the spring of 2013.
“Over the past five decades, we have built up an impressive fleet of motoryachts that share an irreplaceable Moonen quality,” says managing director Emile Bilterijst. “The fact that we are able to offer entirely distinctive types of motoryachts such as explorer, high-speed, displacement and fully custom built– is exceptional in today’s market. And the way we create these superyachts for such a diverse group of owners in terms of nationality, age and sailing experience further reinforces our ability to offer premium Dutch quality at genuinely competitive prices.”
There is diversity in terms of size too. The timeless elegance of a Moonen is available in lengths between 65 and 150 feet (20 to 45 metres). “Cross-fertilisation is also possible between these categories,” adds Bilterijst.” For instance, clients could opt for a high speed custom yacht. No other yard of Moonen’s pedigree offers such a comprehensive variety of choice – and backs it up with past experience and current orders.”
The sheer diversity of the Moonen portfolio is being illustrated in a fun way by a partnership with Bols, the world’s oldest distillery brand. They have teamed up to create four cocktails that visualise the different types of yachts Moonen builds. These are then served by professional bar tenders at boat shows and other events, as those who were at the Monaco Yacht Show may – or may not – remember!