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First 34m Moonen 110 superyacht hull turned

12 October 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

The first hull in its 34 metre Moonen 110 motor yacht series is taking shape following the turning of the hull. 

This comes after the construction of the model, known as YN202, began in June 2021 at Talsma Shipyards in Friesland. The yacht is due for delivery in March 2023 and is currently available for sale. 

Once completed YN202 will have a top speed of 13 knots

Speaking about the update, Moonen’s project manager of YN202 John Bechtold said: "It is a very special moment to see the first hull of the new Moonen 110 ready in her sailing position. I am very proud and grateful of the first result that we have achieved together as a new team."

Four heavy duty cranes assisted in turning over the hull, in a process which took four hours. Builders at Talsma Shipyards said: " At Talsma Shipyards we always build our hulls upside down. Turning the hull is one of the bigger milestones in the hull production."

Representatives from Moonen Yachts and Diana Yacht Design gathered at Talsma Shipyards for the turning

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

With hints of the Moonen 84 and 97 models, the Moonen 110 is described by the yard as a “gentleman’s yacht”. Spread over three decks, comprising a lower deck, main deck and combined bridge and sun deck, the yacht features “contemporary design” echoing that of the past models.

The superyacht is the first in the Moonen 110 motor yacht series

Accommodation inside the 256GT interior is for a total of 10 guests in a full beam master stateroom, two VIP cabins and two twins. The crew quarters meanwhile comprise a captain’s cabin and two twin crew cabins. Owners will have the option to add a Jacuzzi. Elsewhere, the Moonen 110 boasts numerous outdoor living areas, as well as floor to ceiling windows in the indoor dining area. An interior designer is not yet attached to the project.

The yacht was developed by René van der Velden, with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design

A shallow draft will allow the Moonen 110 access to remote locations including the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Great Barrier Reef.

While the propulsion package has not yet been confirmed, Moonen estimates the yacht to have a top speed of 13 knots and a range of 3,300 nautical miles at nine knots.

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