Moonen motor yacht Etoile d’Azure sold
by Malcolm Maclean
Built in steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Moonen to a design by Rene Van Der Velden, Etoile d’Azure was delivered in 2007 as the seventh hull in the yard’s 84 series. MCA compliant, her interior by Art-Line accommodates eight guests in four cabins consisting of a master suite, VIP suite and two twins, all with en suite facilities.
Like all Moonen yachts, Etoile d’Azur has a highly efficient round-bilge steel hull that ensures very low fuel consumption at cruising speed. This also gives her a transatlantic cruise capacity, something shehas proven twice in practice.
Etoile d’Azur had an extensive refit in 2013 at the Moonen yard, the highlights of which included an extension of the flybridge deck to create a huge sun deck. The installation of a CMC zero-speed stabilising system maximised her comfort levels at anchor while other user-friendly upgrades were made to the entertainment system, teak deck, swim platform and air-conditioning. A wide range of technical overhauls also took place to ensure that she was almost better than new. Twin Caterpillar C-18 engines give her a range of 2,800 nautical miles at her cruising speed of 10 knots.
Etoile d’Azure was asking €3.4 million.