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Moonen Yachts 85'

Discussion in 'Moonen Yacht' started by AMG, Aug 23, 2004.

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  1. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    This is Moonshadow, a Moonen 85 LRC, equipped with two Mercedes MTU V12 of 420 hp each. The Moonen 85 were built as Semi Custom in a series of six or seven in the early 90-s. The picture is from Golfe Juan at the 14:th of July 1994.

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  2. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    I have found and scanned a few more pictures of Moonshadow:

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  3. nilo

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    Lars,

    Was this the 85 you have managed?

    Nilo
  4. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    Yes, she was delivered in 1991 and sold again in 1995.

    /Lars
  5. brunick

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    today, i've seen a moonen 85 here in flensburg, pretty nice boat, not quite sure which one she was, was just able to take 2 pictures with my phone before i had to go - but i like the blue hull, it fits perfectly :)

    (sorry fore the pole and the bad weather :()

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  6. ombreetsoleil

    ombreetsoleil Senior Member

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    A true gentlemans yacht.
    This is moonens best design i think.
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    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    I remember Lady M well, she arrived in Antibes at the same we did on the 65m Katalina. I think Boat International magazine did a piece about both of us in the same week. I've always liked that design, nicest looking Moonen they did.
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    ah yes, i've tried to lookup some bits about Nickeline, she's currently underway to denmark :)

    moonshadow has some sort of sunroof on top of the flybridge, Nickeline is quite different there
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    I found a nice little video of moonen 85 "Noa" leaving fort lauderdale.
    This is a cool youtube channel of all sorts of Yachts and boats going through the inlet of Miami and ft lauderdale.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UuuGfKljdc
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    Her name is actually "MOONSHADOW NOA". Not sure if it is the one Lars started the thread with.
  13. AMG

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    Yes it is the same, but with modifications like the new sundeck connected to the funnel. The name Moonshadow was a tribute to Moonen of course, (Mr Moonen himself was the manager in those days), and the Cat Stevens song Moonshadow. :)

    NOTE; I have replaced the expired link about the refit in post #7 above.
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    After Moon Shadow was sold in '95 was she re named "Midnight Saga II"
    I believe this vessel was in the Caribbean and South Fl in '98 - '99 and had a
    Crew from Norway. Capt purchased a used Rolls Royce Silver Spur and shipped back home to cruise around in. Really nice people.
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    Moonshadow was sold twice in the 90:s but kept her name. I think it was Moonen 85 #1 Cassiopeia that was purchased and renamed by the owner of the 57 m Midnight Saga from Cammenga... He later built a new 34 m Midnight Saga at Hakvoort, renamed to just Saga and later she became Sagamar, a very nice yacht!
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    I worked on the 57m Midnight Saga when the owner bought M.S. II. The first plan was to keep the Moonen at the house in Norway as a weekender.