Shipyard Spotlight: Hakvoort Shipyard

Hakvoort Shipyard’s location in Monnickendam, The Netherlands may surprise some of you. Monnickendam is a charming small city dating to the 14th century, with narrow cobblestone streets. However, the city was a significant port in the country’s history. In fact, Hakvoort Shipyard occupies a ship-building site that saw its first launch in 1780. Hakvoort Shipyard Continue reading


Megayacht News Onboard: Moonen Shipyards’ Sofia

ALL PHOTOS: Dick Holthuis Photography It’s one thing to conceive and build a megayacht around the idea of carrying a personal submarine when you’re an avid diver and you want to share similar experiences with your guests. It’s quite another to order a larger submarine when the yacht is already under construction—and for much of Continue reading


Moonen Unveils New Yacht and Megayacht Designs

Moonen Shipyards has two new yacht designs available in four sizes total, reflecting a return to its roots yet staying true to its “pocket superyacht” focus. Moonen Shipyards, established in 1963, has long offered designs that many in the marine industry today call mid-size yachts, around 60 to 80 feet LOA. But, given client demand, Continue reading