Located in the Medieval town of Den Bosch in the Netherlands, Moonen Yachts builds semi-custom and custom luxury motor yachts up to 45 metres in length.
Moonen Yachts was founded in 1963. It soon developed a successful line of semi-custom motor yachts for its international clientele, which ultimately led to custom yacht commissions. In 2008, the yacht builder opened a second shipyard in Groot-Ammers that has given it the space to construct superyachts up to 45 metres in length. While Moonen offers a variety of yacht styles from full-displacement cruisers to fast semi-displacement yachts to transoceanic explorers, most of the shipyard’s new launches bear a clear family resemblance.
A recent custom build, the 42-metre Sofia, attracted attention by carrying a yellow three-person submarine on her swim platform. This full-displacement, long-range motor yacht features exterior styling by René van der Velden and a chic contemporary interior design by Art-line Interiors.
The shipyard’s many popular semi-custom series include the Moonen 84, 96 RPH and 124 Displacement, the Moonen 82, 94 and 99 Alu Fast Displacement, and the 114 and 130 Explorer yachts. The builder also has designed more models in different sizes for each of these lines.
“Quality versus quantity” is Moonen’s motto, and it capitalises on the local talent pool of Dutch craftsmen. A highly versatile shipyard, Moonen builds steel-hulled full-displacement yachts with steel hulls but also constructs its Fast Displacement yachts wholly in aluminium. The yard also specialises in refit and service work, and maintains a brokerage department that re-sells Moonen yachts in addition to other brands.