Published: Monday, 23 September 2013
Mike Fulton

Moonen Shipyards has signed a Letter of Intent to build the first in a new custom-series of 24-metre motoryachts created in partnership with designer Nick Mezas. This exciting development is the yard’s response to clients seeking a cool new Moonen in smaller lengths than this leading Dutch yard normally builds.

The new semi-series is available in three sizes of 18, 20 and 24 metres, and this first order confirms the design’s attraction to a new generation of owners. The yacht will be built to CE regulations and will also benefit from a careful analysis of systems and equipment. To enhance cost efficiencies, for example, the boat features only one anchor instead of two. This in turn means just one anchor winch is required.

Moonen To Build New 24 Metres Custom Series 1

The lower price and smaller size is appealing to a younger public. So too is the more aggressive styling than one would normally see on a Moonen. The yacht will retain Moonen fundamentals in terms of fuel savings, low noise and vibration levels, and the exceptional comfort provided by a round-bilged hull. The yacht will be fitted with Volvo ZF4000 propulsion and have a top speed of 22 knots.

This configuration leaves lots of space free in the forward section to house four cabins. An open-plan layout in the saloon-wheelhouse area will enhance the social aspect of the yacht. This vessel will likely to be helmed by the owner and his family. 

Based in The Hague, Nick Mezas and his team are now becoming increasingly known for drawing yachts with timeless lines that blend functionality and practicality. He was recently awarded second place and received the Judges’ Commendation for his project ‘R&R’ in the finals of the ‘Young Designer of the Year’ award.

The partnership with Moonen showcases the yard’s ability to offer modern looking motoryachts with the timeless Moonen quality template.