Moonen signs contract for a new 40.5m superyacht
by Raphael Montigneaux
The Dutch shipyard Moonen announces the signing of a new contract : a 40.5m fully customised displacement motor yacht. This new yacht, hull 194, will be the flagship of the yard.
Built in steel and aluminium, this trideck superyacht has naval architecture by Stolk Marimecs and an exterior design by René van der Velden. Lloyd’s registered and MCA compliant, her interior is by Art-Line with accommodation for 12 guests in a master, a VIP, two double and two twin cabins.
Special features include a VIP stateroom on the bridge deck in place of the usual captain's quarters, and a dedicated berth for a submarine on the bathing-platform (launched by a hydraulic ramp). On the technical side, the Moonen 133 is powered by two Caterpillar C-32 DITA engines giving her a top speed of 14.5 knots and a range of 5,000 nautic miles at 9 knots.
Ordered by a repeat client who has already owned a Moonen 84 and a Moonen 97, this Moonen 133 is scheduled for a launch in mid-2012, and is planned to make her debut at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show.