In the early hours of saturday, Moonen Shipyards launched the Moonen 124, the largest Moonen to date. In August 2006 the shipyard signed a contract with a repeat client, who was attracted to René van der Velden’s shaping of the Moonen 120, which was at the time the largest design proposed for a newly developed “Displacement Series.”
As the client’s ideas evolved, van der Velden and Moonen had an opportunity to modify and modernize the exterior styling as appropriate to the larger hull. The naval architecture by Stolk Marimecs, the general arrangement, engineering, and outfitting were similarly modified to accommodate the greater size.
The 124 is the first Moonen with a central atrium with spiral staircase serving three interior decks and the flying bridge. Her general arrangement features a main-deck master suite forward that includes a “veranda.” Belowdecks, two double and two twin guest staterooms centre on the stairs, with crew quarters forward of a privacy-assuring bulkhead.
As with many current Moonen yachts, the 124 will have an exciting, innovative interior by the team at Art-Line. It will feature what Art-Line calls “fusion” styling that combines Western cherry wood panelling ”spiced” by Eastern details including woven bamboo, leather, wooden floors, tropical shutters, and lots of loose lounging furniture. The wheelhouse plan is based on ergonomic efficiency.