Spending time with friends and family is important to the owners of the 145-foot (44.2-meter) Moon Sand. Everything about their Feadship revolves around relaxing together and playing together, and doing so in a light, spacious environment.
A big focus of family and friend time, as well as personal time, is the aft-deck pool. Moon Sand’s owners wanted it equipped with contraflow jets for exercise. They also wanted it to be safe for children. A significant size for a yacht of this LOA, the pool has a few special features created by the De Voogt Naval Architects team. They engineered it to fill within 20 minutes. Furthermore, the floor depth is adjustable. It can even be raised flush with the main deck when the pool is empty. The emptying process is enabled by the use of a dump tank directly below. Both it and the pool are certified by Lloyds Register. Feadship adds that Moon Sand’s center of gravity hardly changes when the tank is full.
When they’re not splashing in the pool, the owners and guests are enjoying a strong sensation of open space. Space and the freedom to use areas as they please were two directives of the owners, in fact. As a result, Moon Sand has a full-beam (29’9”, or 9.1-meter) saloon that additionally has opening windows. It marks a first for Feadship. In combination with the aft-deck doors left open, the saloon essentially extends straight outside. Even the parquet flooring does the same.
Along the space theme, mullions are not present along the main-deck relaxation spaces. The owners requested glass to extend as high and as wide as possible from the saloon on into their suite. De Voogt Naval Architects did employ mullions in the bridge-deck lounge, though, since the owners wanted the option to open the windows there.
A varied color and texture pattern, including 14 types of marble—colorful ones, no less—characterize the decor of Moon Sand. So, too, do “museum-quality” furnishings, in the words of Dickie Bannenberg of Bannenberg & Rowell Design, which collaborated with the owners. There’s a custom dining table with Murano glass and five types of wood. There’s also a custom games table. (Both tables, by the way, were designed by Bannenberg & Rowell.) Even down to deciding the exact height of the robe and towel hooks in the en suite baths, the owners were heavily involved, drawing on prior yachting experience as much as personal taste.
Here’s a closer look at Moon Sand, with accommodations for six friends and family of the owners. You’ll see the guest staterooms, two of which can combine to form one large suite. Note, too, the skylounge, with a games area. In the saloon photo, look carefully at the background, toward the dining area. There, you’ll see an aquatic-themed mural on the dining area’s wall. It’s comprised of cracked eggshells, more than 1,000 hours in the making.