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News: Moonen Shipyards Presents Superyacht Moonen 124 : The best in its size.

December 4, 2009 by Superyacht Design
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The idea of Superyacht Moonen 124 evolved several years ago out of a preliminary design for a Moonen 120. At the time, the Moonen 120 was to be the largest of a new Displacement Series being developed by Moonen and René van der Velden Yacht Design. When the hull was stretched to 124 feet, as the design evolved with the client’s valued input, Stolk Marimecs re-calculated the naval architecture and approved the hull at the new length and displacement.

The Moonen Displacement Series was initiated with the launch of Moonen 72 Lady Jalinka in 2001, and has progressed through the Moonen 84, 96, and 97. However, Moonen 124 is clearly the new Queen of the Fleet. It is a sleek- lined motoryacht following the existing Moonen form ‘language,’ with gracefully balanced bow and stern, attractive fashion plates, and low superstructure profile. Destined to become the new Moonen flagship, Moonen 124 has many features that are attractive to owners, captains, and crews, which make the yacht an ideal platform for charter as well as private use.

The Moonen 124 design is the first Moonen yacht with a four-deck central atrium and spiral staircase. Her layout features a main-deck master suite at the forward. Below that there are two double and two twin guest staterooms center on the stairs, with crew quarters well isolated forward. Additional features of the yacht include a large sun deck with a Jacuzzi and wet bar, a rescue boat stowed on the main deck forward, and conning from the wheelhouse or bridge wings on the upper deck. Below, in addition to the extremely spacious guest staterooms, there is an enclosed engineer’s control station adjoining the engine room, and a tender garage with an updated version of Moonen’s unique tender deployment system.

The interior of the Moonen 124 has been designed by Art-Line Interior Design, which made full use of her volume. The first Moonen 124 (which was sold to a new owner as it was near completion) features styling of western cherry joinery complimented by Oriental details and some unique decorative items as fine copper-mesh floating sculpture, and handsome pyramid-shaped panel sections that add visual strength compared to more usual flat-panel bulkheads.

The yacht’s central feature comprises of its central staircase that runs from the accommodations deck to the sun deck. The staircase is encompassed by a mirrored atrium, and topped by an opening skylight that gives access to the sun deck, which allows a column of daylight to brightly fill the yacht’s heart. Thus, the main- and bridge-deck saloons, surrounded by windows and doors on three sides, benefit from light pouring in on the fourth side, a rare feature in any yacht.

The main saloon of the yacht acts like a “soft island retreat” with dining and lounging separated by a bold rectangular arch. The indoor space is surrounded by wooden side decks under full-height windows that provide maximize natural light. The bridge-deck saloon has also been uniquely configured as an extension of the unusually large outdoor after deck lounge, rather than the more common reverse, to emphasize outdoor living. Bright sunny colors in upholstery and decorative pillows are set off by Moonen’s carefully executed joinery.

The bridge of the yacht is unique as well. Based on ergonomic principles, the bridge display screens are set for easy reading, and manual controls are in easy arms’ reach of an operator centrally seated in the height-adjustable chair. Observations settees flank the conning position, and a separate communications office makes the wheelhouse complete.The propulsion system of the yacht provides a top speed of 14.5 knots.

For more details contact

Moonen Shipyards bv
phone: 073 621 0094
Communication: Heleen van Hout,
email: heleen.vanhout@moonen.com

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