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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 30 to 50 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 30-50m (100-165ft)
  • Refits up to 50 m (165ft)
  • Moonen Brokerage
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  • 01 jan 1970

    A new era dawned for Moonen Shipyards yesterday as the premium Dutch yachtbuilder launched the beautiful 36-metre Brigadoon. The first superyacht to feature a hull made of high-tensile steel, Brigadoon heralds an exciting new course for Moonen as it takes a fresh approach to the signature Moonen aesthetic while leveraging on the yard’s rich DNA in terms of comfort and performance. After the owners have enjoyed two months of cruising, they have agreed to give a public debut to their groundbreaking yacht at the Cannes and Monaco boat shows in September. 
    Designed by René van der Velden, Brigadoon has her origins in the Moonen Martinique line, part of the Moonen Caribbean design family. As is the custom at Moonen, the owners have made her very much their own as they get ready to explore the world on a yacht that can go anywhere thanks to its sophisticated and well-developed hull design. Moonens are renowned for their exceptionally comfortable performance at sea and Brigadoon will also benefit from even higher degrees of fuel efficiency thanks to her high-tensile steel hull.
    Drive for innovation
    “The main shareholder behind Moonen is strongly engaged and committed to the brand, keen to drive our yard forward in terms of offering clients innovative and eco-friendly solutions,” says Moonen CEO Johan Dubbelman. “We have recently embarked on a renewed and inspiring path that combines the rich heritage of Moonen and its DNA with a fresh take on aesthetics and design.
    “Flexibility will be crucial as we allow Moonen owners exceptional leeway when it comes to the superstructure, interior design, layout and onboard facilities and equipment. No other premium quality yard within our size range of 30 to 50 metres can offer such a bespoke approach based on a proven hull and performance. Moreover, Moonen is going to ensure that our designs even more closely reflect the very latest demands from the market in terms of the onboard lifestyle people enjoy.”
    World traveller
    Brigadoon has an impressive top speed of 17 knots for a displacement hull and a long range of 4000 nautical miles. She captures the essence of the Moonen DNA in terms of her incredible standard of engineering while showcasing how the Caribbean family maximises the pleasures of being in close proximity to the water.
    The yacht features a remarkable amount of luxury space for her length thanks to a wide-body superstructure with the same beam as the hull. A good example of the benefits this offers is found in the large owners’ suite where having the windows directly on the outer range of the boat looking forward provides superb panoramic views.
    Sistership commissioned
    Offering a distinctive and timeless style, the hull for a sistership to Brigadoon in the Moonen Martinique line has been started. Delivery is scheduled for early 2020 and various interior designers have been challenged to suggest styles for the yacht. Potential owners are invited to contact Moonen to explore how they might become involved in this next future-proof project.


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  • 11 sep 2018

    Since 1977, the Cannes Yachting Festival takes place every September in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes. As the first show in the boating season, the Cannes Yachting Festival is Europe’s leading in-water boating event. The major players in pleasure yachting come here to launch the show season by showcasing their new worldwide models. 

    Personality, Stability, Heritage … and much more besides await you. Meet the Dutch during the Cannes Yachting Festival. Enjoy the Dutch hospitality and share your thoughts with specialists from every area of the Dutch superyacht industry.

    Click here for the Cannes Yachting Festival website.

    Cannes Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto.

    From Tuesday 11 to Sunday 16 September 2018

    Opening times
    Open every day 10 a.m. to 7 p.m..
    Late opening until 10 p.m. Friday 14 September.
    Closed at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

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