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Johan Dubbelman - CEO at Moonen Shipyards: "From the moment I joined Moonen in 2002 I knew I’d become part of something special. I was instantly struck by the family atmosphere at the yard, a sense that this was a place where people join because they love being part of a team which creates amazing motoryachts. As a qualified naval architect, I understood the technical aspects that go into ensuring each and every Moonen is exceptionally comfortable. But I really had to sail on board one to appreciate just how quiet and smooth the ride is. That was and remains a revelation each and every time.

The years I spent on purchasing & project management at Moonen also gave me a unique insight into what Dutch quality really means on a superyacht. A period as sales manager then allowed me to spend more time with clients, often repeat owners who needed little convincing of why a Moonen is among the best yards in the world for gentlemen’s yachts and go-anywhere vessels from 25 to 55 metres in length 

Now, as CEO of Moonen, it is a privilege to see the decades of experience at this yard being successfully translated into refreshing future-proof ideas. Our Caribbean line of semi-custom motoryachts showcases the characteristic Moonen attributes in terms of comfort at sea, low fuel consumption, reliability, low operational costs and respected Dutch heritage. Then there is the Navarino concept, a 47-metre global traveller which combines the features of an ‘explorer-type’ motoryacht with an elegant profile.

Whatever your tastes, wherever you like to cruise, Moonen can provide you with custom solutions. Tell us your story and let’s work together on taking it to the next level."

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  • Custom and semi-custom superyachts between 20-55 m (65-180ft)
  • Refits up to 50 m (165ft)
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  • 08 nov 2017

    Moonen recently welcomed the 30-metre Amigo back to its facilities for scheduled maintenance. This is the fourth time Amigo has returned for her regular check-up since the refit was completed in 2011 and this latest visit will last around six weeks.  

    In addition to producing custom yachts to the most exacting specs, Moonen is renowned for its world-class refits, refurbishments and maintenance work on yachts produced both by their own yard and other high-profile builders. Designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder, Amigo was originally launched by Heesen Yachts in 2001. The refit Moonen carried out over the winter of 2010-2011 was a success and the owner has shown his appreciation of the quality of the performed work by returning regularly to Moonen for maintenance activities.

    Not many yards have the sheer capacity for such assignments as they require advanced expertise with large yachts and unique hardware – such as Moonen’s crane with a lifting capacity of 150 tonnes. “It is also important for the client that the work be done at a highly regarded Dutch yard, not least to preserve her resale value,” says Moonen’s Service Manager Jan Tielemans. “We can already tell that the work we did last time has held up well. Fortunately, the owner is a real boatman, and sails her a lot throughout the season.”

    While Amigo’s last refurbishment at Moonen involved a repaint of the exterior, this time around she will receive simpler regular maintenance work, including checking of the hull and antifouling work. Moonen’s team will also maintain the exterior paintwork above and below the waterline. Amigo will get her CBB certificate as well this year. This will involve verifying her compliance with the latest European requirements for inland vessels, which all yachts above the 20 meters sailing on the rivers and canals in the Netherlands and Europe have to meet by the end of 2018. 

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