Moonen Shipyards in The Netherlands has signed the contract for its largest superyacht to date, the Moonen 133. Engineering has already started on this impressive order by a repeat client who has already owned a Moonen 84 and a Moonen 97. When launched in 2012 this will be the smallest luxury motoryacht ever to carry a submarine for 2 persons and 100 metres depth.
The Moonen 133 can be described as ‘a cross-over of a cross-over’, blending rugged adventurous looks with modern superyacht stylishness and classic elements. This exceptionally elegant explorer has a low profile, excellent sea handling performance and a very long range. The Moonen design team was responsible for the overall design concept, with René van der Velden adding his delicate touch to the styling.
The owner has also combined his wish for a larger yacht with a desire to stay within a length that allows access to small places. In doing so, the Moonen 133 remains a family boat that does not need an excessive number of crew, normal use 6 crew, with option for 7. Thanks to the surprising amount of volume for a 40-metre yacht, there is room for six spacious guest cabins.
The Moonen 133 has a high bow and full-beam master suite forward. A large area is set aside on the wheelhouse deck to stow a giant tender, launched by a powerful centreline crane that will allow the crew to deploy the boat over either side.
There will also be a submarine stored on deck, which will be launched by a hydraulic ramp. Once the submarine is in the water an immense swim platform opens up to offer maximum watersports entertainment. This concept is supported by the large lazarette, which is ideal for carrying fishing, diving gear and motorbikes.
The interior will have an open feeling, with large windows bathing the living spaces with lots of light. Artline will provide the interior styling, the third time this leading Dutch studio has worked with the owner. The Moonen 133 is planned to make its public debut at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show.
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