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Review: Feadship "Blue Moon"

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  1. The main lobby leads aft towards the main deck social areas and forward to the owner’s stateroom. The latter is reached through a long passageway with high-gloss paneling in a pommele veneer with cherry wood edging. The corridor also provides access to the powder room, as well as luggage & linen storage.
  2. Full beam, wider than its fore/aft length, the master suite is a study in comfort and stylish design. Entered through the brief foyer where sliding doors port and starboard allow entry to the owner’s gym, and business office, the master suite features a king-size island berth at center, with couches and easy chairs arranged at both hull sides. Standing dressers and built-in, round-edged vanities are done in dark woods, contrasting with the cream overhead and deep-cushioned carpet. An ovate mirror in the ceiling adds to the visual scope of the room.
  3. The marble-floored bath, featuring his and hers accommodations, sports Salome and Aegean Pink marble, while the dark woods and cream ceiling carry through décor accents. The separate baths also can be converted, by perhaps a future owner, to separate lodgings using the attached gym and office as sleeping quarters. Sumptuous use of marble on the wide sinks and counters, as well as vertical lighting and heavily gloss-layered wood surfaces, make this a spectacular bathing/dressing area.
  4. Classically reminiscent, though less posh than the owner’s suite, this is one of the three forward and two aft provide staterooms. Slightly less elaborate then the master, they are still on the level of fine quality resort boudoirs and are arranged so they can be combined into two larger suites. The queen-size berths are set at a ¾ angle to fore/aft.
  5. The guest area includes a lobby with icemaker and refrigerator, plus doors which lead to the guest suites, built around the staircase and elevator. There is also a guest gym offering storage space and an anteroom. Forward, crew’s quarters are separated from the guest areas, with a sound-proof door. They include eight double cabins and berths for crew up to 16. They also feature an open plan galley and mess. A dumb-waiter leads to the forward main deck and down to the tank deck. Crew reach the aft deck entertainment areas without entering the main interior space.
  6. With today’s fitness lifestyle a paramount everyday inclusion, this owner has thought of everything, including a gym set-up which could give Bally’s a run for their money. A low impact, cross-country trainer and a standard treadmill are positioned in a room with a virtual view... a flat panel TV. All of them eagerly awaiting the push of that compelling little button; “Start.”
  7. Blue Moon’s mammoth engine room, in diamond non-glare, non-skid white, easily engulfs every necessity and provides space for whatever may be yet to come. Twin Caterpillar 3516B-DITA diesel engines, 1492kW @ 1600 rpm, drive the 2x Wartsila fixed pitch five blade propellers reaching a top speed of 16.2 knots, with a 4,700 nm range.

    To account for several events possible in large yachts, Blue Moon’s design also incorporates complex new safety innovations to circumvent and enhance fire control. In this arrangement, related groups of electrical components are fit into several dozen lockers fitted with thermal sensors. Strategically located, these smoke detectors – in bulkheads and overheads – are trans-mounted for double safety, preventing hot material from attaching to surfaces. Airflow is assured, temperatures monitored, wiring is low-smoke and halogen-free, materials are fire-retardant. In fire fighting, various zones are isolated, allowing the crew to be in control and take appropriate action. Built to Lloyd’s 100 A1, SSC, Yacht (P), Mono, G6, LMC, UMS, MCA specifications and certificates of compliance, Blue Moon is capable of a worldwide cruising scope.
  8. Blue Moon is a singular yacht, a state of the art compilation of the very latest in megayacht design and construction. She is a vessel which, according to owners Richard and Judi Duchossois as well as Captain Emile Bootsma, could not have been built even 10 years ago, due to the progressiveness of her design and technology. An evolution of the best of the best, Blue Moon is destined to have large numbers of followers, but at this time and space, she is a leader. And so we sing a paean to this lovely lady...

    ...Shine on, Blue Moon, in creative yacht design and elegance. You are exquisite.​


    Story by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy.​

    Blue Moon Specifications...

    Builder: Feadship – Royal van Lent shipyard
    Type: Twin screw motoryacht, steel hull and aluminum superstructure
    Length overall: 60.35m 198’0”
    Beam molded: 11.10m 36’5”
    Draft (loaded): 3.35m 11’0”
    Fuel capacity: 141,300 l 37,331 Gall
    Fresh water capacity: 30,600 l 8,084 Gall
    Water makers: HEM duplex 40/4200
    Interior designer: Don Starkey
    Design: De Voogt Naval Architects
    Naval Architect: De Voogt Naval Architects

    Power & Propulsion...

    Main engines: 2x Caterpillar 3516B-DITA, 2x 1492kW @ 1600 rpm
    Propellers: Wartsila, two fixed pitch propellers, five blades
    Propeller shaft: Oil bath type
    Reduction gears: ZF bw-751
    Stabilizers: Quantum
    Max. speed: 16.2 knots
    Range (@ 13.0 knots): 4,700 NM
    Classification: Lloyd’s 100 A1, SSC, Yacht (P), Mono, G6, LMC, UMS, MCA
    certificate of compliance.
    Air conditioning: Heinen & Hopman, Marine air conditioning and heating plant
    Entertainment system: Van Berge Henegouwen, central plus local
    Electric system
    Generators: 2x Caterpillar C-9 DI-TA, 250 kW each
    1x Cat C-9 DI-TA 175 kW
    Shore connection: Main electric system: 440 V/60 Hz/120 V/60 Hz


    Owner: Owner’s office, gymnasium and stateroom on main deck
    Crew: Sixteen in eight cabins
    Guests: Five guest staterooms and one gymnasium
    Tenders: One Riva and one Chris Craft
    (Water)sports: Wave runners, kayaks, fishing gear, dive gear, bikes
    Special items: Sunbathing area with Jacuzzi on top deck with observatory
    Dive compressor, storage for six bottles
    Wired and wireless computer network
    Alarm and monitoring system
    Professional galley
    Glass person elevator
    Extensive navigation package including S and X-band radars
    Audio/video racks in wheelhouse for audio/video on demand
    Full LRS 100A1/UMS/MCA
    Water mist fire fighting system in accommodation and technical
    Extendable bridge deck and sun deck table
    Hi-low fore mast
    Covered MOB boat storage

    For more information, contact...

    Feadship Yachts
    Zijlweg 148 c, 2015 BH Haarlem
    The Netherlands
    Tel +31 23 524 7000
    Fax +31 23 524 8639
  9. Deck Plans; Top to Bottom...

    1. Sun Deck
    2. Bridge Deck
    3. Main Deck
    4. Lower Deck
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