December 13, 2009

New Model: Moonen 99 Alu

The new Moonen 99 Alu is a further development of the first Fast Yacht Series, from the four cabin 94 Alu. Two yachts Nilo and Infinity, both launched in 2007 introduced the Moonen 94 Alu. Like all Alu yachts, the 99 is built of Sealium, a lightweight, strong, highly corrosion resistant aluminium alloy. She has a tank-tested hull and is driven by Servogear Controllable Pitch Propellers set in high efficiency tunnels. Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 ACERT diesels, she has a composite built antenna mast and bimini top, to save weight aloft and assure her top speed of 26 knots. Named Phoebe hull number one of the new 99 Alu is classed by Bureau Veritas and has MCA certification. The 99 Alu as other recent Moonen models, was styled by René van der Velden Yacht Design over a hullform of Stolk Marimecs naval architecture. Rhoades Young, in cooperation with Moonen, suggested a variation of the interior layout and created dedicated styling for the client. The 99 Alu has the same superstructure footprint as the 94 with essentially the same accommodations and engine room areas. The added length was applied to enlarging crew quarters and lengthening the main after deck and flying bridge. On the main deck, the saloon is typical of many Moonen yachts, but has a larger adjoining enclosed galley with its own door to the side deck. The wheelhouse centres on a console with engine controls; a plush settee is set aft for guest observation. Stairs lead to the flying bridge and sundeck. Below, the full beam master suite has an open plan. Forward, the watertight bulkhead has been moved slightly aft to enlarge the VIP suite. The joinery design by Rhoades Young makes use of a rich walnut with contrasting white painted surfaces and fabric panel insets.
Technical Data:
LOA - 30.15 m (98.9ft)
Waterline Length - 26.75 m
Beam - 6.80 m
Draft - 1.80 m
Displacement - 120 t
Fuel Capacity - 18900 l
Water Capacity - 3900 l
Accommodation - 8 guest berths in 4 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert 1800 hp
Propulsion - Servogear Controllable Pitch Propellers in tunnels
Speed - 26 knots max, 19 knots cruise, 11 knots economic cruise
Range - 2500 nm at 11 knots
Hull Shape - round bilge semi displacement
Project - Rene Van der Velden styling, Rhoades Young interior, Stolk Marimecs hull
Certification - MCA, Bureau Veritas Class