Country: The Netherlands
Specialties: Motor Yachts, Semi and Custom Yachts
Size range: From 34m (111’) to 50m (164’)
Hull configuration: Semi-Displacement, Displacement
Hull material: Aluminium, Steel
Services: New Build, Warranty, Maintenance
Moonen Yachts is a renowned shipyard with a rich history rooted in the world of luxury yacht construction. Established in 1963 in the Netherlands, Moonen Yachts has built a reputation for crafting exceptional vessels that embody elegance, craftsmanship, and superior quality.
The shipyard's story began with the vision of a passionate sailor and entrepreneur named Willem Moonen. With a deep love for the sea and a desire to create exceptional yachts, Willem set out to establish a shipyard that would become synonymous with excellence. Over the years, Moonen Yachts adapted to changing industry trends and embraced innovations in yacht construction. The shipyard expanded its expertise, incorporating steel and aluminum into their building process, and delivering custom-made yachts that combined timeless elegance with modern functionality.
Throughout its history, Moonen Yachts has produced an impressive portfolio of yachts, each tailored to the unique desires and requirements of their clients. From spacious superyachts to expedition vessels designed for long-range cruising, Moonen Yachts has consistently delivered vessels that reflect the individuality of their owners.
The shipyard's unwavering dedication to quality and innovation has garnered numerous accolades and industry recognition. Moonen Yachts has become synonymous with excellence and has attracted a loyal clientele from around the world.
Moonen Yachts specializes in crafting bespoke luxury yachts that are a testament to refined elegance and exceptional craftsmanship. With a meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to quality, Moonen Yachts has earned a reputation as a leading shipyard in the world of semi-custom yacht construction.
One of Moonen Yachts' specialties lies in their ability to create personalised vessels that cater to the unique desires and requirements of their discerning clients, looking for small displacement and pocket explorer vessels. The yard's team of skilled artisans and technicians possesses a wealth of experience and expertise, allowing them to execute intricate designs and intricate detailing with precision and finesse. From the selection of the finest materials to the flawless execution of joinery and finishes, Moonen Yachts' commitment to craftsmanship is evident in every aspect of their yachts.
Moonen Yachts is also known for its innovative engineering and advanced technology. The shipyard embraces cutting-edge systems and equipment to enhance the performance, efficiency, and comfort of their yachts. From incorporating hybrid propulsion systems to optimising hull designs for improved fuel efficiency.
Furthermore, Moonen Yachts excels in creating yachts that balance timeless aesthetics with modern functionality. Their designs seamlessly blend classic elegance with contemporary features, resulting in yachts that possess a timeless appeal while offering the latest amenities and comforts.
Notable deliveries and models
Moonen Yachts has a history of delivering notable yachts from 22m to 42m. Measuring 41,7m (140 foot), Sofia, now known as Serenity, is the largest Moonen superyacht built to date that exemplifies the Dutch shipyard's dedication to personalisation and attention to detail. This semi-custom-built yacht boasts a timeless exterior design and a warm, inviting interior.
In 2016, Moonen Yachts garnered acclaim with the launch of Bijoux, a 30m (98ft) motor yacht which showcased the company's commitment to versatility and style. The Matica model featured a contemporary exterior design with minimal lines and wide windows, bringing bountiful natural light to the interior spaces. Following this achievement, the company developed the 38m tri-deck Martinique, with the first unit - Brigadoon - delivered in 2018, and the most recent model being the Moonen 110.
Design collaborations on models and projects
Moonen Yachts has a strong reputation for collaborating with renowned design studios and naval architects to bring innovative and impressive designs to life. By leveraging the expertise of these creative partners, Moonen Yachts ensures that each vessel reflects the owner's vision while incorporating the latest design trends and technologies.
Moonen Yachts has had a long-standing collaboration with René van der Velden Naval Architects, a respected Dutch design studio known for their elegant and timeless designs. Together, they have created several remarkable yachts, such as Moonen 84 and Moonen 97, blending classic exterior lines with modern touches. This collaboration has resulted in vessels that exude sophistication and style while maintaining exceptional performance on the water. René van der Velden Naval Architects developed in partnership with Diana Yacht design the most two recent shipyard's models: 38m Martinique and Moonen 110.
Moonen Yachts has collaborated with Diana Yacht Design, a renowned naval architecture firm, to create innovative and efficient hull designs. By combining Diana Yacht Design's expertise in naval architecture with Moonen Yachts' commitment to performance, these collaborations have resulted in yachts that offer exceptional stability, comfort, and fuel efficiency, ensuring a superior cruising experience for owners and guests. Moonen Yachts has also partnered with Vripack, a well-known design and engineering firm, to create groundbreaking and distinctive yachts.
Moonen’s ‘pocket sized’ superyachts represent an excellent option for owners looking for a quality Dutch build. Talk to the IYC team today about a Moonen yacht of your own.