‘s-HERTOGENBOSCH – Buoyed by the recent sale of 2 yachts, Moonen Yachts has unveiled a 110ft (33.5m) model, based on 2 smaller Moonens the yard found to be the “perfect starting point” for a follow-up cruiser in the 30-50m range.
The tri-deck Moonen 110 is inspired by the success of the Moonen 84 and Moonen 97 – pre-2000 models that continued to sell well until 2011. “The design of these classic superyachts … continues to be admired and loved by many,” says Moonen Yachts CEO Marianne Hendriks.
The Moonen-110 comes off the boards of exterior designer René van der Velden and naval architects at Diana Yacht Design. The company says it has “carefully listened to the market,” adding the Moonen 84 and Moonen 97 “proved themselves to be the perfect starting point” for a new model.
This year, Moonen sold two 36m Martinique-branded yachts. The unveiling of the Moonen-110 signals the yard is coming back with a vengeance under new, Australian management after shedding its previous Mexican owner in a quick 2019 bankruptcy.
At almost 33m, the Moonen-110 falls in to the 30-to-50m bracket that Moonen is targeting. It has a shallow draft which is ideal for such destinations as the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
The yard calls the Moonen-110 a ‘Gentleman’s Yacht.’ It boasts a full-beam master stateroom, a dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows, 2 twin guest cabins and a VIP stateroom – all with en-suite bathrooms.