Moonen luxury yacht Nilo sold
by Malcolm MacLean
Lloyds classed and built by Dutch yard Moonen in aluminium to a design by Rene van der Velden Yacht Design, she was delivered in 2007 as the first of the yard's Alu 94 series. Rene van der Velden stretched the Moonen 84, sculpting more aerodynamic lines and Stolk Marimecs shaped a soft-riding, round bilge hull, with a top speed of 26 knots. She also has a moderately higher length to beam ratio than the 84 model, reducing resistance at cruising speed, a softer ride at high speed and ensuring good seakeeping and fuel economy, qualities that Moonen owners have come to expect.
She was built in light, strong, corrosion-resistant Sealium, an aluminum alloy that has had wide applications in aerospace and shipbuilding
Her main deck plan features the open saloon and dining area that Moonen owners find so special. The saloon’s airy expanse easily includes sofas and easy chairs and a sturdy cocktail table, plus night blinds for privacy. Clean light ash and oak cabinets hold copious storage and accommodation by Art-Line features a four cabin layout for eight guests in a master suite, VIP suite and a double and twin cabin, all with en suite facilities.
A fast displacement yacht, twin 1,825hp Caterpillar engines give her a cruising speed of 19 knots while at a more economical speed of 11 knots Nilo has a range of 2,500 nautical miles.
Lying in San Remo, Italy, Nilo was asking €3,900,000.