In addition to building custom superyachts, Moonen also has a thriving refit department that serves yachts up to 50 metres. The first-class engineering expertise found at their yard in Den Bosch is increasingly being put to good use in partnership with neighbours DMS, a company renowned for its patented antiroll stabilizers and MagnusMaster roll damping system.
One of the current projects involves a 21.5-metre Stentor Luxe, designed by Vripack. “This fine motoryacht was not originally fitted with a fin stabilizer system because the owners felt nothing available on the market when she was built in 2006 was suitable,” explains Patrick Noor from DMS. “Twelve years later, however, our in-house-developed MagnusMaster roll damping system meets all their criteria. Another key requirement from the clients was that their yacht have the new system installed at a top Dutch yard… So Moonen was the obvious choice.”
Patrick says that his clients are always pleased to have work done at Moonen. “The yard has an excellent reputation for building yachts of exceptional quality and people looking to refit their much-loved yacht know she’ll be in good hands with Moonen.”
Another reason why the cooperation between Moonen and DMS is so successful is that both companies are forward-thinking innovators. “We share the same commitment to ensuring that people have the most pleasurable experience when sailing,” adds Patrick. “Comfort when underway is enhanced by stabilizers and the DMS systems are popular as they are retractable. Moreover, a prime benefit for refits is that the systems can be placed anywhere on board. Add in the superb quality of Moonen’s refitting department and you have the ideal stabilisation solution for refits.”