Moonen Shipyards launches the Moonen 100 Explorer (29 May 2013)

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has launched the Moonen 100 Explorer. This long distance, expedition-type yacht was custom-developed with Vripack Naval Architects for a repeat client.

Although classed as an MCA Short Range Yacht, the Moonen 100 Explorer is also suitable for long ocean passages. The yacht carries some 36,000 litres of fuel, and is equipped with a water maker and a Hamann marine sewage treatment plant. She has been designed with high levels of fuel efficiency that give her a range of 5,000 nautical miles at ten knots. The efficient hull shape, bulbous bow, sophisticated weight-saving measures, and highly efficient propellers and engines also reduce costs and minimise the yacht’s environmental impact.

Moonen also boasts that the yacht has remarkably low noise and vibration levels, achieved by flexible mounting of the interiors, the fitting of flexibly mounted vibration dampers and a careful campaign of insulation. Moonen also notes that the yacht has an excellent sea-keeping performance and impressive stability at anchor. (, 29 May 2013)

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