The Best of the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Boating and yachting enthusiasts from around the world descended on Fort Lauderdale last month for the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world. This year’s show saw some 100,000 guests over five days, which is the highest turnout since 2006. More than 1,000 boats were on display across […]

Moonen Shipyards Unveils Scaled-Down Semi-Series

The Dutch yacht company Moonen Shipyards has teamed up with the all-star designer Nick Mezas to create a series of smaller motor yachts ranging from 59 to 79 feet. The announcement came shortly after the company built its largest superyacht to date, the 138-foot Sofia. The semi-series comprises the 59-foot Ibiza (which is estimated at […]

Moonen’s Unveils its Largest Launch

Already with an eye toward an even larger custom Moonen yacht, the happy owner of Sofia recently celebrated the launch of his 138-foot (42-meter) fully custom motor yacht. Extended by four feet in the early phases of production to accommodate a three-seat submarine that can carry guests to depths of 328 feet, the steel-and-aluminum Sofia […]


Moonen’s 124-foot Northlander, launched in the fall of 2009, evolved out of an earlier 120-foot model after an owner wanted to stretch his yacht. The displacement yacht was designed for private ownership, but also for charter, with a large sundeck and Jacuzzi forward, large bridge deck salon connected to the outer deck, and many other […]


Phoebe, launched in late 2009, is the third of Moonen’s Fast Yacht Series, though it is five feet longer than its sister ships. Phoebe is built of lightweight Sealium, a strong and corrosion resistant aluminum alloy, and was designed to run at 26 knots. Rene van der Velden did the exterior styling on the perky, […]