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New Launch: Moonen 124' Motoryacht

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  1. New Launch: Moonen 124' Motoryacht
    Largest Splash in Moonen's History

    On Saturday, the 25th of April, 2009, the longest, highest-displacement yacht Moonen Shipyards has built, the 38-metre Moonen 124, was brought out of the construction hall and launched into the Lek River. She had been under construction in Moonen’s Groot-Ammers hall since 3 May 2008, when her steel hull and aluminium superstructure were delivered by barge, then welded together.

    During the same period, Moonen also rebuilt the 60-metre Groot-Ammers hall, adding new structural elements and insulation, fully equipping and preparing it for the construction or refit of yachts up to 150 feet (about 46 metres) LOA. The move of the yacht - displacing about 275 metric tons in light-ship condition - was accomplished by a Saan transporter with more than 150 independently controlled wheels. The transporter slowly positioned her at the river’s edge where two high-capacity floating cranes lifted her from the construction cradle and launched her.
  2. For several hours during the process, waterway authorities slow down all traffic as the crane’s massive anchor chains stretched well across the river. In preparation for the launch, Moonen had already dredged the waters alongside to assure sufficient depth and had driven in mooring pilings close offshore to secure the yacht.

    The Moonen 124 was shaped by René van der Velden Yacht Design over a hullform by Stolk Marimecs naval architects. She is the first Moonen yacht with a four-deck central atrium and spiral staircase. Her layout features a main-deck master suite forward with “veranda.” Below, two double and two twin guest staterooms center on the stairs, with crew quarters forward. The Moonen 124 has an innovative interior by Art-Line featuring “fusion” styling of western cherry joinery “spiced” by Oriental details.

    A multi-media system throughout the accommodations allows guests to enjoy a private choice of music or film with touch-screen controls. They can also plug in their iPods, watch live video from an onboard camera, or play a variety of games with an X-box. The Moonen 124' is powered by twin MTU 16V 2000 M60 diesels. She is built to class under Lloyd’s Register of Shipping survey and fully MCA compliant.


    Length overall: 38.16 meters
    Length waterline: 34.74 meters
    Beam: 8.40 meters
    Draft maximum: 2.50 meters
    Displacement: 330 metric tons
    Hull: Grade “A” Steel
    Superstructure: Aluminium AlMg4,5Mn/AlMgSil
    Fuel (9 Tanks): 45,500 litres
    Fresh water: 8,000 litres
    Waste water: 4,600 litres
    Used lube-oil: 680 litres


    Engines: MTU engines rated 16V 2000 M60, 800 bkW at 1800 rpm
    Maximum speed: 13.5 knots at 50% load
    Cruising speed: 11.0 knots at 50% load and 85% rpm
    Range at economical speed: 5,600 nm at 8 knots


    Styling: René van der Velden Yacht Design
    Interior Design: Art-Line Interiors
    Naval Architecture: Stolk Marimecs
    Engineering: Moonen Shipyards

    For more information contact:

    Moonen Shipyards
    Graaf van Solmsweg 52
    5222 BP ’s Hertogenbosch
    the Netherlands

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