Yacht Guy

News: Moonen Yachts launches first 99ft Alu superyacht PHOEBE to be at Cannes International Boat Show

August 6, 2009 by Yacht Guy
View large version of image: Moonen Yachts launches first 99ft Alu superyacht PHOEBE to be at Cannes International Boat Show

The new semi-displacement Moonen alu 99ft LOA motor yacht delivers speed with sea kindly comfort. Moonen’s first “99 Alu,” yacht Phoebe is really a stretched version of the “94 Alu” motor yacht which forms part of the Dutch shipyard’s Semi-Displacement Fast Yacht Series.

Superyacht Phoebe was launched from Moonen’s main’s Hertogenbosch facility on Saturday 6 June and then releaesed to the yacht’s owners, after sea trials in July 2009.

The Moonen 99 Alu is a development of the first Fast Yacht Series, the four-cabin “94 Alu.” Two yachts—Nilo and Infinity, both launched in 2007—introduced the Moonen “94 Alu.” Like all “Alu” yachts, Phoebe is built of Sealium, a lightweight, strong, highly corrosion-resistant aluminium alloy. She has a tank-tested hull and is driven by Servogear Controllable Pitch Propellers set in high-efficiency tunnels.

Superyacht PHOEBE is propelled by twin Caterpillar C-32 ACERT diesel engines and with a light composite built antenna mast and Bimini top she finds her top speed of 26 knots. M/Y Phoebe is classed by Bureau Veritas and has MCA certification.

The “99 Alu,” as other recent Moonen models, was styled by René van der Velden Yacht Design over a hull form of Stolk Marimecs naval architecture. Rhoades Young, in cooperation with Moonen, suggested a variation of the interior layout and created the interior styling for the client.

The “99 Alu” has the same superstructure “footprint” as the “94 Alu,” superyacht, with essentially the same accommodations and engine room areas. The added length was applied to enlarging crew quarters and lengthening her main afterdeck and flying bridge. On the main deck, the saloon is typical of many Moonen superyachts, but has a larger adjoining enclosed galley with its own door to the side deck. The motor yacht’s wheelhouse centers on a console with engine controls; a plush settee is set aft for guest observation. Stairs lead to the flying bridge and sundeck.

Below decks, her full beam owner master suite has an open plan. Forward, the watertight bulkhead has been moved slightly aft to enlarge the VIP suite. The yacht’s joinery design by Rhoades Young makes use of a rich walnut with contrasting white-painted surfaces and fabric panel insets.

Motor yacht PHOEBE Specifications:

Building Number 191: 1st Moonen 99 Alu
Length overall: 30,15 metres

Styling: René van der Velden Yacht Design
Interior Design: Rhoades Young
Naval Architecture: Stolk Marimecs
System Engineering: Moonen Shipyards

Length waterline: 26,75 metres
Beam moulded: 6,55 metres
Beam maximum: 6,80 metres
Draught maximum: 1,80 metres
Displacement full load: 120 metric tons

Hull: Round-bilge semi-displacement
Stern: Transom with bathing platform
Keel: Duct
Tanks: Double-bottom integral with hull

Hull: Aluminium (Sealium)
Superstructure: Aluminium

With twin CATERPILLAR engines rated C32 ACERT, 1343 kW at 2300 rpm
Maximum speed: 26,0 knots at 10% load
Cruising speed: 19,0 knots at 50% load
Range at economical speed: 2.500 nm at 11 knots

For more information contact http://www.moonen.com

Moonen Shipyards phone: +31 (0)73 621 0094
Contact: Heleen van Hout, email: heleen.vanhout@moonen.com

Add a Related Photo | Add a Related Video 


No Comments - Share Your Thoughts

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

More Moonen Yachts launches first 99ft Alu superyacht PHOEBE to be at Cannes International Boat Show Information:

  1. First Navetta 30 super yacht GATSBY by Filippetti
    ss

    News: First Navetta 30 super yacht GATSBY by Filippetti

    November 10, 2014 by ss

    Launched in June 2014, and premiered at the Cannes Boat Show, luxury yacht Gatsby meets all the owner’s requests and wishes. The last boat possessed by the Owner was a …


  2. Oceanic Yachts 90 superyacht TSA TSA undergoes first sea trials
    black

    News: Oceanic Yachts 90 superyacht TSA TSA undergoes first sea trials

    October 22, 2014 by black

    The concept architecture of the underwater part of the hull of the Oceanic 90′ was a challenge in itself. Despite the numerous tank tests Oceanic Yachts did at the “INSEAN”, …


  3. Dominator unveils D26 M ILUMEN Yacht at Cannes Yachting Festival
    ss

    News: Dominator unveils D26 M ILUMEN Yacht at Cannes Yachting Festival

    September 18, 2014 by ss

    The Dominator engineers have truly focused their attention on further enhancing the owner’s experience, safety and comfort. This is also true of the levels the team has gone to regarding …