Going by the hull number Moonen YN202 during construction, the first Moonen 110 yacht has made her mark on the North Sea. With sea trials now complete, she’s mere weeks away from cruising with guests—who could be yours, since she’s for sale.
The intrepid cruiser may be part of a new series for the Dutch superyacht shipyard, but she draws on many prior deliveries. Firstly, she features a steel hull, as is the situation for every Moonen project. It’s an unusual choice for a small superyacht, especially one of 111 feet (just shy of 34 meters). But Moonen clients tend to be quite active cruisers, and the shipyard believes in engineering for transatlantic crossings.
It further believes in improving that engineering. So, for instance, the yard says that this first Moonen 110 yacht burns just 16 gph (60 lph) at her most economical cruising speed of 9 knots. That’s the same speed at which she can cross the Atlantic Ocean, too. Secondly, sound and vibration attenuation received special attention. Victor Caminada, Moonen’s commercial director, notes that at anchor with the gensets running, she should produce sound levels of just 43 decibels in the main-deck master suite. That’s similar to the peacefulness of a suburban area at nighttime.
During the daytime, though, the owners and guests will delight in spending time in the main saloon. Between the seven-foot (2.15-meter) ceiling height and floor-to-ceiling windows, the ambience is light and bright. Even though the yacht is so close to delivery, you still have time to put your personal style to this room, as well as others aboard. These include four guest staterooms below decks and the skylounge.
With an overall volume of 267 gross tons, space for a hot tub on the sundeck, and stowage for a tender to 24 feet (7.5 meters), the first Moonen 110 yacht just needs your capable crew of five to point her bow where you want to go. That can include the Bahamas, rare for a steel-hulled yacht, since draft is just 6’6” (2 meters).
The megayacht is available for handover on May 31, having undergone construction on spec. She’s priced at €17 million (about $18.5 million at press time) excluding VAT.
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More About the Moonen 110 Yacht
LOA: 111’1” (33.87 meters)
Beam: 24’6” (7.5 meters)
Draft: 6’6” (2 meters)
Guests: 10 in 5 staterooms
Engines: 2/600-hp Caterpillars
Range: 3,500 nautical miles at 9 knots
Builder: Moonen Yachts
Stylist: René van der Velden
Naval Architect: Diana Yacht Design
Interior Designer: owners’ choice