Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has announced the sale of the fourth yacht in its award-winning range of steel-hulled displacement cruisers. Built by the yard on spec, the Moonen 97 has been snapped up by owners who recognise the yacht's distinctive blend of premium Dutch quality, the latest technologies, exceptional comfort and an industry-leading price/performance ratio.
"We decided to build a fourth Moonen 97 following the success of the first three," says Emile Bilterijst, managing director of Moonen Shipyards. "Utilising our experiences with these projects we were confident that - even in the current market situation - the inherent Moonen quality would attract discerning clients. And now that this has proven to be the case, we are also delighted that the new owners are so enthusiastic about the boat that the only thing they will change is to add a new dining table and chairs."
This vote of confidence from experienced sailors speaks volumes about the tasteful interior Moonen created in partnership with the designers Art-Line. And the sale of this semi-custom yacht also highlights the sheer diversity of superyachts available from Moonen, which is currently building the fully custom 42-metre motor yacht Sofia, a 25.20-metre aluminium fast displacement vessel and an all-new Moonen 100 Explorer. In addition, there are two refit projects underway at the yard.