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Moonen Shipyards to build second in 97 series

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Moonen Shipyards—builders of a full line of displacement, semi-displacement, and Explorer yachts up to 124 feet—has contracted to build the second in its brand-new series of 97-foot displacement cruisers.

The Moonen 97 has an exterior shaped by René van der Velden with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design. The first Moonen 97, sold earlier this year, is already under construction for delivery in early 2008.

The Moonen 97, with steel hull and aluminium superstructure, is an extended version—with a slightly lower profile-of the Moonen 96 Clementine, launched in spring 2005. The yacht has an overall length of about 30 metres and a beam of about 7 metres.

Instead of a raised pilothouse and sundeck, the Moonen 97 has a large flying bridge with whirlpool bath. Otherwise it has the most desirable features of the very popular Moonen 84—principally the spacious four-stateroom layout. But Moonen has made good use of the greater volume by enlarging the staterooms, increasing the crew area, adding stowage for long-distance cruising, and augmenting fuel capacity for transatlantic range.

The second yacht is set for delivery in mid-2008. Both Moonen 97s are being built to Lloyd’s Register Classification and MCA certification.

Dimensions:
Length over all ca. 29.98 m
Length on waterline ca. 27.18 m
Beam moulded ca. 7.00 m
Draught max. ca. 2.00 m

Ships type:
Hull Round bilge displacement hull
Stern Transom stern with bathing platform
Keel Duct keel
Tanks Double-bottom tanks integrated into the hull

Construction:
Material of hull plating Steel Grade A.
Material of superstructure Aluminium AlMg4,5Mn

Tank Capacities:
Fuel (4 tanks) ca. 26.300 ltr
Freshwater ca. 6.500 ltr
Blackwater ca. 1000 ltr
Grey water ca. 500 ltr

Performance:
With twin Caterpillar engines C 18 DITA, 448 bkW at 1800 rpm
Max. speed ca. 13.0 Kn
Continuous speed ca. 13.0 Kn
Range at economical speed ca. 3.500 nm at 9 Kn.

Design: René van der Velden
Interior design: ArtLine
Naval Architecture: Diana Yacht Design

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