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What to expect from the first gentleman's-style 34m Moonen 110

17 December 2021• Written by Parisa Hashempour for Moonen Yachts

The first Moonen 110 hull is fast taking shape, and she’s set to be a showstopper. Currently for sale, the yacht is said to feature many quintessentially Moonen technical and aesthetic design points – all of which will be revealed once the yacht has been delivered in March 2023.

The 34-metre Moonen 110 is a yacht for the 21st century, oozing with style and sophistication in equal measure. As the managing director of Moonen Yachts puts it, cruising in a boat such as this is “like wearing a very expensive piece of jewellery”, the quality of which many connoisseurs will immediately recognise.

Developed and designed by René van der Velden with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design, the Moonen 110 and her characteristically low profile and retro contours came about after Moonen consulted current and prospective Moonen owners.

While signifying a step forward for the builders, the new superyacht is also swimming in nostalgia. Fashioning the Moonen 110 in line with their earlier 84 and 97 models, the Dutch shipbuilders have succeeded in resurrecting their noughties classic with a modern, yet paradoxically vintage, twist. These design contradictions result in the stunningly subtle look that her builders describe: “An evolution of timeless builds. History made modern.”

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According to technical director Nicky van Zon, it is precisely these details that will ensure the Moonen 110 can stand the tests of time. “Yachts that are super modern will age very quickly as they reflect what is fashionable at the time,” he says. “If you look at the style of the classically-inspired gentleman’s yacht, it is much more timeless and will be appealing to yacht lovers both now and in the future.”

Construction began on the first Moonen 110 hull in June 2021 in Friesland, the Netherlands. On track for her Spring 2023 delivery date, the superyacht’s hull was turned during October 2021. On the release of this update, Moonen’s project manager, John Bechtold, said, “I am very proud and grateful of the first result that we have achieved together as a new team."

It is easy to understand the teams’ excitement. When finished, the impending steel-aluminium hull will feature a five-cabin layout for 10 guests and be home to three decks, floor-to-ceiling windows, a flared bow and grand twin stairways at the stern. Classic, nautical navy and a crystal white superstructure will meet in the vessel’s two-tone hull, and the yacht’s slender profile and shallow draft will make the boat ideal for Caribbean cruising.

With just a few extra metres than her smaller sistership, the first Moonen 110 hull is spacious, despite the yacht’s modest platform. Both the boats’ owner's suite and VIP stateroom are full beam and there are five berths for the crew compared with just three berths on board the Moonen 97. Unlike both of the previous yachts, the Moonen 110 does not have fixed furniture to help with sound management, which is an element that has been paid particular attention to in the creation of the new model. Pumps, pipes, hydraulics blocks and electrical cabinets — and anything else that makes a noise — are all mounted on rubber dampers, while the generators are air mounted on specially designed frames.

Moonen estimates that the 256 GT yacht will have a top speed of 13 knots and a range of 3,500 nautical miles at nine knots. The first unit of the Moonen 110 is currently for sale.

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