Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has a new agent in Russia. Holland Yachts is dedicated to bringing premium Dutch quality to the fast-growing Russian market, making it the ideal choice for a partnership with a yard that has already successfully delivered several superyachts to Russian clients.
Holland Yachts was founded in St Petersburg in 2005 and its director Leo Neumayer has seen the enormous potential of the Russian market continued to grow despite the global recession. "The Russians have really caught the yachting bug and even the economic crisis has not stopped them enjoying the sailing lifestyle in increasingly larger yachts. We have also opened an office in the elegant new port of Tivat in Montenegro, which has rapidly become a key meeting point of superyachts owned by Russians."
With the demands of its clients continually increasing, Holland Yachts was looking for a partnership with a reliable brand that was capable of building yachts over 23 metres. "Quality was equally as important as length," adds Neumayer. "Russian owners expect nothing but the best and yachtbuilders in Holland are viewed through this lens. With more Russians commissioning superyachts from Moonen, we are delighted to become the yard's agent in this area of the world."
The most recent Moonen to be delivered to a Russian client was the fast displacement Moonen 82 Alu called My Way. According to Neumayer, the success of this project reflects a growing trend among more sophisticated Russian owners.