Moonen expands Caribbean yacht range with 49m Monito
by Chris Jefferies
Dutch yard Moonen has revealed the largest design in its Caribbean range, a 49.5 metre fast displacement yacht called Monito.
Lloyd’s and MCA compliant, Monito was developed in response to a client request with a total interior volume of less than 500GT. The yard adds that it can work with the client’s choice of designer to create bespoke interiors.
Accommodation includes a full-beam main deck owner’s cabin and a choice of four or five guest cabins below decks for a maximum capacity of 12. Six crew cabins mean that Monito’s guests will be served by a staff of 11.
The design includes plenty of room for relaxing on deck and soaking up the sun, with a foredeck saltwater swimming pool that doubles up as a tender locker, and a superyacht beach club that can be transformed into a spa or a gymnasium. This theme continues on the upper deck, with a spa pool, central cocktail bar and room for sun loungers aft.
Monito would be built from high tensile steel with a round bilge hull that would allow for a top speed of 18.5 knots. When trimmed back to 11 knots, this highly efficient yacht would have a transatlantic cruising range of 3,900 nautical miles thanks to a total fuel capacity of 55,000 litres.
The Moonen team has also paid particular attention to zero-speed stabilisation as well as noise and vibration insulation to ensure a smooth cruising experience.
Other superyacht projects under development at the Dutch yard include the 36 metre Project Martinique, which is currently under construction and due to hit the water next year.