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
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
Some people like fast cars. Others like fast yachts. Anyone falling into the latter category should take a look at Phoebe, an evolution of Moonen’s Fast Yacht Series. As I explained last November, when her hull and superstructure were matched up, Phoebe was commissioned by clients who liked the first Fast Yacht Series, the 94
You’re looking at the superstructure for Phoebe, Moonen’s first 99 Alu, being placed on the hull in preparation for the yard’s welders to join the two parts. The marriage of sorts took place last month at the builder’s facility in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Holland. Featuring low-profile styling by René van der Velden Design, Phoebe is, as her
In Greek mythology, Amphitrite is the goddess of the sea–to be even more specific, the wife of Poseidon. In modern-day history, Amphitrite is a goddess of another sorts–an 84-foot Moonen who will carry her owner and guests on seagoing adventures of their own. The yacht marks the eight launch in Moonen’s popular semicustom 84 series.