Discussion in 'Moonen Yacht' started by Yacht News, Sep 15, 2007.
No, normally she is better...
Her AIS was switched off nearly two months ago. During her short trails she stayed on inland waters: rivers and the "Haringvliet" (large inlet closed off by a dam)
I assumed she was a the yard in Groot Ammers the past 60 days. If she has run aground somewhere, it would be logical for them to get Sofia into a drydock?
So perhaps she hit a quay? But at what speed?
From what I understand, a buddy of mine said they lost steering in the river and crashed into a barge crushing the bow. I have actually heard this from a few sources. They must be back at Moonen for repairs.
She's not at the yard in Groot-Ammers, so she will probably be in a drydock somewhere if she has hit something?
You may find a photo of "Sofia" on SS with tenders and the submarine on the back.
Looks like "Etoile d'Azure" has completed her refit at Moonen and now heading back to the water...
Moonen 97' motoryacht "Livia" has been sold.
Look at the new Moonen 100's mast being added...
More Moonens being sold, this time "Eleonora".
While driving on the highway grom The Hague to the south of The Netherlands I passed the little village of Moerdijk and I could see They were testing the new Moonen 100ft explorer. I wasnt able to take Amy pictures whilst I was driving 160km an hour. But I must admit see was looking mighty fine!!!!
Please no pics at 160kph!
Judging by the name, "Moonen 100", this project was built on spec, they started without a buyer?
Probably or client bailed? All kinds of things happen.
reading through your posts, i felt that i owe some explanation to the forum members as a member of the forum;
as you may have followed in the forum, i was building the 100 explorer for myself for the round the world trip i've been planning. however, last year i decided to have a change in my plans and bought the sail yacht in the picture to do this trip. i am hoping to start the trip this fall and will try to share the trip in the forum.
in the meantime, i have completed the explorer and decided to offer her for sale. she is not a spec boat for the yard. if you have any specific questions, i would be delighted to reply them as best as i can.
I must admit that I really like the design of your 100ft explorer.
Without getting into personal details, what was the reason to go for a round the world trip on a sailing yacht instead of this Moonen beauty?
Well, she is indeed a yacht i am proud of having involved in the building process. I was aiming for a very capable explorer yacht and during her sea trials this week she came out with flying colors. She is quiter than her specs, very agile; can literally turn around a dime at her full speed. She has a low consumption to easily fulfill her 5000 miles range at 10 knots.
So, why have i decided to go for the sailboat? I realized that i wanted more involvement and something to play with. Although i pilot all my boats, for long passages there is not much to do on a motor yacht, other then watch keeping. Hence, i decided to do this trip on a sailboat and be more active.
Seems like Sofia Will be doing some diving with it's submarine at Sardegna
Something on the adventures of the Moonen 84 "Etoile d'Azur"
Etoile d?Azur?s transatlantic adventures - Moonen Yachts
Seems as though the Moonen "Crystal" will be put up for sale in the Summer. She just had a refit and spruce up at Solent Refit.
Moonen appears to be in some trouble financially. Those two yachts currently under construction in the Caribbean series perhaps will be immediate victims.