Moonen Shipyards has announced that the Moonen 124 Northlander has won the category Best Power 24-40 m at the ISS (International Superyacht Society) 2010 Design & Leadership Awards. The award was immediately placed prominently on display onboard the yacht, which is on display at the Fort Lauderdale boat show.
"It is a wonderful tribute to the quality of the Moonen craftsmen and the ingenuity of the design and engineering teams that Northlander has won this prestigious award," says Emile Bilterijst, Managing Director of Moonen Shipyards. "As one of the largest vessels we have launched to date, the Moonen 124 incorporates all the decades of know-how at our yard. It also confirms our belief that this is one of the best motor-yachts of her size available on the market today".
Recognised as a benchmark for superlative achievement, the awards were presented on 28 October at the 20th Anniversary of ISS's Awards Gala in Fort Lauderdale. Northlander had made her first Atlantic crossing to take part in FLIBS, and her captain Peter Davey reported that the first Moonen 124 handled the very challenging seas and weather conditions exceptionally well.
Styled by René van der Velden, Northlander has a gracefully balanced bow and stern, eye-catching fashion plates and a low superstructure profile. She offers the comfort, elegance and class of a 38-metre superyacht, while still retaining the intimate details that set a Moonen apart. Naval architect Stolk Marimecs was responsible for the smooth lines below the waterline, which ensure both comfort at sea and low fuel consumption levels.
Northlander‘s interior was designed by Art-Line and makes full use of her significant volume. With countless features attractive to owners, guests, captains and crew, the Moonen 124 is ideal for charter and private use. The yard is currently building an even larger yacht for a repeat owner: The first Moonen 133, complete with her own submarine, is scheduled for delivery in 2012.