Based in the Netherlands, Moonen Shipyards is a leading builder of custom, luxury yachts from 65 to 150 feet in four diverse categories: custom series displacement, explorer, high-speed aluminum, and fully custom. Since 1963 when what was to become known as Moonen launched their first vessel, they have been gaining a reputation for quality and Dutch craftsmanship from discerning connoisseurs of fine yachting who also appreciate Moonen’s seaworthiness, maneuverability, advanced technology, stability, silence, and comfort. Moonen strives to match their clients’ vision with a timeless look. Nearly 75 custom megayachts are part of Moonen’s proud fleet today, building three to four per year to ensure only the best quality.
Currently under construction is the fuel-efficient 100 Moonen Explorer, a twin-screw, two-deck displacement long range explorer. The custom 42 Moonen (137 feet) features a sun deck with seven-person Jacuzzi, sun and bar area, and bridge deck with open-air deck lounge, gym, and wheelhouse. In addition, the swimming platform will hold a three-person submarine. The fourth Moonen 97 (displacement) takes the best from the Moonen 84 and the Moonen 96, featuring a “handsome flared bow, gently sloping stern, graceful sheer and bold fashion plates—the very essence of a Moonen,” according to their website. In the high-speed range, the Monnen 82 Alu boasts top speeds of 25 knots and cruising speed of 19 knots.