Dutch superyacht builder Moonen Yachts in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, is under new ownership. An Australian couple, Matthew and Louise Baxter are the new owners of the shipyard. Matthew, of Scottish origin, is a successful Australian businessman and entrepreneur, who in 1972 established the A M Group, a privately owned worldwide group of manufacturing companies of which he is executive chairman.
Louise and Matthew first discovered Moonen Yachts whilst sailing on Pittwater harbour in Sydney where they came across the beautiful Moonen yacht, Aurora (Moonen 84). This lead to their involvement with Moonen, a midsized Dutch pedigree shipyard with a dedicated and highly skilled team.
In Matthew’s words “It is a privilege to own a yard like Moonen. The brand has an impeccable pedigree, the yachts are true Dutch quality and the team is young, reliable, talented, and very loyal to the company. These characteristics are fundamental for success. I realise that the yard has to re-energise, but we are well prepared with a strong strategic plan and a strong balance sheet, I see a promising future ahead.”
The shipyard is very honoured and excited with Mr & Mrs. Baxter as their new owners. “We have trust in these new investors and have faith that they will establish a strong future for Moonen Yachts” says Johan Dubbelman, Moonen’s CEO. The 30 to 50 meter market is solid for well-built designs, and our plans are to increase production. Currently we have one, award winning, 36-meter Martinique in build, she’s 50% ready. The focus is to have her on display at the Monaco Yacht Show 2020.
Our aim is to scale up production efficiently and start two new build projects in the upcoming 6 months. Following on with the current build we will start a second 36 metre and a 44 metre, both new and future proof timeless Moonen yachts with interiors designed by the award winning renowned design houses, like Studio Indigo. By building on speculation, delivery times will be shorter and customisation still possible, which is an absolute advantage for our future clients.”
The majority of the staff and workforce, which are very important to Moonen, have been reappointed and are enthusiastic to be part of this strong new leadership. To assure continuous high-end quality, Moonen Yachts will reinforce the cooperation with long-term strategic partners and subcontractors.
The HISWA in-water Boat Show, which takes place from 4 to 8 September 2019, confirms its position as the most comprehensive show of its kind in Northern Europe. Around 250 new boats from Dutch and international yards are expected at the docks in Bataviahaven Lelystad. Nowhere else in Europe you can find such a complete overview of Dutch yachtbuilders.
Basic to luxurious
The HISWA in-water Boat Show is a fabulous day out for everyone who enjoys the water and beautiful boats. Visitors will get to see the crème de la crème of Dutch and international yachtbuilding. From small to large, series-built or custom, in aluminium, steel or GRP: The show offers an impressively comprehensive overview of some 250 vessels, including dozens of (global) premieres.
From 5 - 30 metres
During the HISWA in-water Boat Show the quays of the Bataviahaven will accommodate open sailboats, sailyachts, luxury catamarans, motoryachts, launches, tenders, speedboats and RIBs varying in length from 5 to 30 metres.
Masters in steel
Dutch steel yachtbuilders have an excellent global reputation. At the HISWA in-water Boat Show 2018 they will once again reinforce their name for quality with a wide range of innovations and premiers.
Broad selection of launches and tenders
The selection of launches, weekenders and tenders is another key segment of the exhibition programme at the HISWA in-water Boat Show. It will offer visitors a range of over 50 models of a large variety of brands.
The HISWA in-water Boat Show offers more than boats alone with exhibitors presenting nautical items, clothing and accessories on the quay. Our Restaurant will serve delicious delicacies at its terrace overlooking the Batavia Haven.
|Wednesday 4 September||10:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday 5 September||10:00 - 18:00|
|Friday 6 September||10:00 - 20:00|
|Saturday 7 September||10:00 - 18:00|
|Sunday 8 September||10:00 - 18:00|
Stand numbers HISWA Holland Yachting Group members
Click here to visit the website of HISWA In-Water Boat Show for more information.