The first 34-metre Moonen 110 model, also known as hull YN202, has completed a week of sea trials close to the shipyard's Den Bosch construction site in the Netherlands.
Moonen's project manager John Bechtold was very satisfied with the yacht’s performance at sea. “It’s always exciting to take a brand new design out for the first time," he commented. "She performed very well at sea, very stable and comfortable. We really noticed how low the noise and vibrations levels are. She’s a beautiful boat.”
With delivery scheduled for the end of May, she has been described by the shipyard as a "gentleman's yacht" and borrows design cues from the Moonen 84 and 97 models.
Moonen teamed up once again with René van der Velden and Diana Yacht Design – the trio had previously worked on the successful Martinique series – to create the exterior profile and naval architecture for the new model, which came about after a consultation process with current and prospective Moonen owners.
London-based Studio Indigo is behind the yacht's interior concept which, according to the studio, features "clean, fluid lines, highlighted by curved organic forms that create a relaxing and comforting interior.” The team also pointed to "a sweeping spiral staircase using fluted natural timbers" that sits at the heart of the yacht and its design.
Accommodation inside the 267 GT interior is for a total of 10 guests comprising a full-beam master stateroom, two VIP cabins and two convertible twins. The crew quarters meanwhile comprise a captain’s cabin and two twin crew cabins.
Elsewhere, YN202 boasts numerous outdoor living areas, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows in the main saloon and a spacious bridge that has been optimised for entertaining.
In the engine room, the Moonen 110 offers low noise levels and a low fuel consumption of 60 litres per hour while cruising at nine knots. Power comes from twin Caterpillar C18 ACERT engines and she will cruise comfortably at 10 knots with a 3,500-nautical-mile range.
A shallow draft of two metres will allow the Moonen 110 access to remote locations including the Bahamas, the Caribbean and the Great Barrier Reef. This model can also store a 7.5-metre tender longitudinally on its 72-square-metre top deck.
Speaking at the time of the trials, Moonen’s commercial director Victor Caminada said: “The Moonen 110 is a timeless beauty that exemplifies Dutch design excellence. For us that means beautifully designed spaces to be in, but also precision engineering and high-quality craftsmanship."
The Moonen 110 is for sale asking €17,000,000.