Fourth Moonen 97 ready to launch

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands is close to completing the fourth yacht in its much admired range of Moonen 97 steel-hulled displacement cruisers. With sister ship Livia being a finalist in the upcoming World Superyacht Awards, the yard is confident that a buyer will be found for the new Moonen 97 by the time she is launched ahead of the sailing season.

Livia yacht

โ€œThe latest technology now available without having to wait, ready for the 2011 season.โ€ โ€œAll the experiences gained by the yard and by the owners of the first three Moonen 97s have been integrated into number four,โ€ says Emile Bilterijst, managing director of Moonen Shipyards.

In terms of technology, materials, layout and aesthetics, the yacht will be state of the art. For example, Moonen has introduced a new method of building in the pipework in the accommodation areas and this is the first yacht to benefit. The core construction was spray-painted before the pipes were laid. As welding work was no longer possible in the pristine environment, composite pipes were used for drink and chilled water. The overall result is a higher quality and an even better look. In a similar vein, all the pipes in the engine room have been painted before being laid.



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