When the fourth Moonen 97 was nearing completion this spring, the shipyard’s managers felt confident their latest “pocket-size superyacht” would attract interest. They were right. Emile Bilterijst, managing director for Moonen Shipyards, says that three potential buyers have come forward… with each independently deciding they’d prefer to build a new 97.
That means the spec-built 97 that is now complete is still available for sale. The following video, exclusive to Megayacht News, takes you through her decks. From the open floor plan of the main deck to the full-beam master stateroom, there’s a neutral, appealing palette of tones and textures.
It’s important to note that while conditions were beautifully calm for the shoot, they were anything but a few days prior during a sea trial off Rotterdam. It was too difficult to hold the video camera, hence no footage: near-constant 19-knot winds creating rollers. Regardless, the 97 handled them adeptly, without slamming or sliding. Good to know should you get caught in a storm.
Enjoy the tour.