Moonen unveils new raised pilothouse design
Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has released details of an impressive new design offering a contemporary approach within the award-winning Moonen quality template. Top Dutch designer Rene van der Velden has drawn the modern lines of a 100-foot raised pilot house design with the most economic layout possible for a motoryacht of this size.
“Over the decades we have become renowned for producing timeless motoryachts,” explains Emile Bilterijst, managing director of Moonen Shipyards. “These superyachts are built for a wide range of clients in four formats - fully custom projects, displacement cruisers, explorers and fast displacement motoryachts. This new design will help us serve an even more varied clientele looking for an unconventional approach. It is Moonen's direct response to changing market demands as it seeks to serve the broadest possible clientele with the most diverse motoryachts.”
The Moonen 100 raised pilot house by Rene van der Velden features an owner’s stateroom on the main deck, with extra space in the beam thanks to the narrow walkways forward, which are now only intended for crew members to use. As a raised pilothouse configuration can take a lot of space away from the flybridge, the tenders are placed in a stern garage from where they will be launched by an overhead crane.
“This yacht is an ideal option for an owner looking for a more modern aesthetic within a clearly identifiable Moonen style of gentlemen's yacht,” concludes Bilterijst.