Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands have launched the 42-metre luxury motoryacht Sofia. As is the case with any genuinely custom project, changes and additions were still being made right up to the launch, meeting the owner’s requirements in every respect. And as the largest Moonen to date, the value of partnering with best-in-class suppliers is also clear to see.
These partnerships are coming to the fore as the final stages of the build of Sofia continues on schedule and within budget. The owner’s close involvement in the project adds to the sense of excitement as key milestones are passed. Among the recent changes he has requested in this evolutionary process has been to upgrade the dashboard to an integrated foil bridge. Moonen is implementing this in cooperation with Tijssen Elektro.
Meanwhile, the entertainment system includes a full Kaleidoscope video server with Samsung Smart LED TVs and multi-room control (including lighting, blinds and climate control) via i-Pad. And the yacht’s atrium will be executed with a custom piece of Concetto art made and supplied by Ceaser Stone in Israel.
An earlier change to the specs for Sofia saw the owner decide to extend the yacht by a further four feet in order that she could carry a submarine from U-boatworx capable of seating one captain and two passengers instead of the originally intended two in total.
Other recent developments on this groundbreaking project include the installation of a professional galley with the specialists from Beuk Horeca, fabulous stainless steel railings by Inoferro, teak decking by Marron, and the application of the AWL-grip top coat by Klaver Yachtpainting, and an interior by Art-Line.
Combining the very latest technologies with the craftsmanship for which Moonen is renowned, Sofia is a revelation in every respect.