Moonen motor yacht Alaska sold
by Malcolm MacLean
Built in steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Moonen to a design by Rene van der Velden, Alaska was delivered in 2012 as the fifth hull in the yard’s Moonen 97 series. She boasts a custom made high quality silk cherry wood interior designed by Art-Line interiors and the entire interior is flexibly mounted to dampen vibration and reduce noise. MCA compliant, accommodation is for eight guests in four cabins consisting of a master suite, VIP suite and two twins, all with television screens and all with full en suite facilities.
A huge upper deck extends more than half the length of the yacht, with fixed seating under the hardtop for al fresco dining, a hot tub and space for chairs and sun loungers on the open aft area, even with the tenders in place. There is also a sofa and sun bed down on the foredeck, and a neat little seat right on the bow from which to enjoy the passing scenery.
The open plan saloon is spacious and has a long custom settee curving on the starboard side facing an entertainment centre including a Sony flat screen television. Forward is a dining area to starboard with a leather topped dining table, bench seating and leather dining chairs while opposite to port is a full wet bar.
In keeping with the Moonen philosophy of building ‘pocket superyachts’ to the highest standards, Alaska’s twin 600hp Caterpillar engines give her a cruising speed of 12 knots and a transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles.
Lying in Valencia, Spain, Alaska was asking €7,350,000.