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  1. AMG

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    No, normally she is better...
  2. davidwb

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    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?
  3. Jesse

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    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.
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    She's not at the yard in Groot-Ammers, so she will probably be in a drydock somewhere if she has hit something?
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    You may find a photo of "Sofia" on SS with tenders and the submarine on the back.
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    Looks like "Etoile d'Azure" has completed her refit at Moonen and now heading back to the water...

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    Moonen 97' motoryacht "Livia" has been sold.
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    Look at the new Moonen 100's mast being added...

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    More Moonens being sold, this time "Eleonora".
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    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!!!!
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    Please no pics at 160kph! :D
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    Judging by the name, "Moonen 100", this project was built on spec, they started without a buyer?
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    Probably or client bailed? All kinds of things happen.
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    no speculation

    gentlemen,

    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.

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    Nilo,

    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?
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    Moonen Explorer

    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.
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    Seems like Sofia Will be doing some diving with it's submarine at Sardegna

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    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.

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    Moonen appears to be in some trouble financially. Those two yachts currently under construction in the Caribbean series perhaps will be immediate victims.