Moonen is undertaking a significant refit of the Moonen 84 motor yacht Impetuous.
The 26 metre steel and aluminium motor yacht was previously known as Phoenix and was built in 2002, with naval architecture by Rene Van Der Velden and exterior styling by Stolk Marimecs. The refit project has been commissioned by the owner who had two new Moonens delivered in 2003. He purchased Phoenix in 2014 via Maarten ten Holter of Fraser Yachts Monaco with intention of refitting her to his own specifications.
“In addition to having detailed ideas of the radical refit he intended to do on this new acquisition, the owner of Impetuous was also sure where to have this work carried out,” comments Jan Tielemans, Service Manager at Moonen. “His excellent experiences with Moonen Shipyards in the past led him to instruct the captain to sail here before an agreement had been reached on specifications or price. It is the ultimate sign of client confidence that discussions about the details of the refit only got underway once the yacht was in our yard at ’s-Hertogenbosch.”
The project involves a considerable amount of work, including adding a metre to the swimming platform and the yacht is being fitted with a zero speed stabilisation system, new teak decking and a long range tank. The seating area on the flybridge is being enlarged and rearranged. Interior work includes replacing the existing owner’s suite and one of the guest cabins and installing two new guest cabins. The galley, currently part of the saloon, will be transformed into a separate area, while the audio/video facilities in both the guest and crew areas will be modified and renewed.
The refit also covers maintenance of the technical installations and an upgrade to the yacht’s noise attenuation. The existing shore transformer will be dismounted and a new 50 kVA converter installed in the engine room. In addition, all navigation and communication equipment is being reviewed. Impetuous is also being given a new tender and exterior paint job.
Moonen Shipyards is also refitting the Heesen 30 metre motor yacht Amigo, originally built by Heesen in 2001 to a Peter Beeldsnijder design. Moonen reports it is also making good progress on its two new builds from the Caribbean series, the 37 metre Martinique and 32 metre Matica. The yard says it has completed keel laying on both boats.