Moonen Shipyard's 97' "Sofia II"...Because Quality Counts! by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy She moves in beauty, like pure sunlight; without flaunting an over-abundant splash or fanfare, yet boasting her unmistakably sophisticated air. Tiptoeing nimbly into the world market, Moonen Shipyard's new 97' Sofia II (its 75th build) presents a fresh measure of elegance into the semi-custom 74’ / 125’ yachting arena. Sofia II; she is certain to be welcomed by the exclusive coterie of yacht owners who appreciate the foremost in yacht design as well as the highest quality construction. Her bright, happy aura is well deserved. The second in its brand-new line of 97-foot, steel-hulled displacement cruisers, she follows the motoryacht Darsea, her predecessor, with added room and other innovations. She will be recognized, the yard expects, by repeat Moonen owners who are already aware of the first-class design, construction, and awards the builder has garnered in its inventive history. Those include 17 International Awards for design, interior, and innovation of superlative products. Four of those trophies were the very top World Awards for their size and type; an admirable record for a mere 27-year undertaking. This new Rene’ van der Velden design, a steel-hull, round-bilge beauty, offers wide range with comfort and scope, plus at-anchor stabilization. Her bright, happy presence promises many fine yachting experiences.