Call her an expedition yacht, an explorer yacht, or a globetrotter. CaryAli, built by Alloy Yachts, is all of these—meant to take on the oceans of the world. At 128’5” (39.16 meters), CaryAli is a step up from her owners’ previous world cruisers not just in size, but also in terms of design and engineering.
A repeat Moonen Shipyards client and avid diver is enjoying his first season of cruising aboard the 138-foot (42-meter) megayacht Sofia. Sofia is Moonen’s largest megayacht to date, and she’ll debut at the Monaco Yacht Show next month. Having first commissioned a Moonen 84 in 2004, then a Moonen 97 in 2008, the owner was
Even with the increasing number of megayachts well in excess of the 500-gross-ton mark, the majority of megayacht buyers still commission projects beneath that threshold. That’s why Moonen Shipyards is shopping the two designs seen here, one to feature a steel hull and the other to employ aluminum. Longtime Moonen collaborator René van der Velden
UPDATE, JUNE 2, 2015: The buyer for Project Zeus bowed out of the contract a few months ago, so she is for sale. The hull has been completed and is anticipated to arrive at Hakvoort in August. No further work will be finished until a new buyer steps in. Read on for the original article.
Who cares if the weather was less than ideal? The build team at Alloy Yachts and the owners of AY44 braved the windy, wet conditions in Auckland yesterday to watch the 128-footer (39.16-meter) get her first taste of salt water. AY44 also got her first taste of champagne, as she was christened yesterday, named CaryAli.
There’s a decided refocus these days on the idea of living life at sea. Some owners, designers, and builders are turning away from rococo interiors resembling floating mansions and toward marine-themed escapes. A megayacht that does this, and does it well, is Livia, built by Moonen Shipyards. The third Moonen 97 launched so far, Livia