Moonen Shipyards announces two new refit projects for 2015

Moonen Shipyards has announced two new refit projects for its Dutch refit yard.

The first project has been commissioned by an owner who is very aware of Moonen’s quality of construction and engineering, having not one but two new Moonens delivered in 2003.

The Moonen 84 superyacht, christened Phoenix, is now named Impetuous, and was purchased by the current owner in 2014 via Maarten ten Holter of Fraser Yachts Monaco with the intention of a refit. 

Jan Tielemans, service manager at Moonen commented, “In addition to having detailed ideas of the radical refit he intended to do on this new acquisition, the owner of Impetuous was also sure where to have this work carried out. His excellent experiences with Moonen Shipyards in the past led him to instruct the captain to sail here before an agreement had been reached on specifications or price. It is the ultimate sign of client confidence that discussions about the details of the refit only got underway once the yacht was in our yard at ’s-Hertogenbosch.”

The project involves a considerable amount of work; the swimming platform is being lengthened by one metre, and the yacht is being fitted with a zero speed stabilisation system, new teak decking and a long-range tank. Finally, the seating area of the flybridge will be enlarged and renewed for comfort and style.

Inside, the yacht will receive a new owner’s suite and a renovated guest cabin. Two new guest cabins will also be installed. The galley, currently part of the saloon, will be transformed into a separate area, while the audio/visual facilities in both the guest and crew areas will be updated. 

The refit will see updates and maintenance to the technical specifications of the vessel with a focus on noise reduction. The existing shore transformer will be dismounted, ad a new 50 kVA converter will be installed in the engine room. IN addition, all communication and navigation equipment is to be renewed. 

The Phoenix will be re-launched in time for the new European Summer season with a new tender on board. 

The second refit project at Moonen involves work on the 30m Amigo, originally built by Heesen Yachts back in 2001 to a Peter Beelsnijder design. The vessel and her owner are again familiar faces at the Moonen Shipyard as previous refit and maintenance work has been commissioned on board the hull on two occasions. This time around, the main work involves a comprehensive exterior repaint. 

For more information, visit Moonen Shipyards.

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