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Meet ‘Moonshine,’ a 119-Foot Superyacht With an Otherworldly Interior

Meet ‘Moonshine,’ a 119-Foot Superyacht With an Otherworldly Interior

Moonen Yachts wants you to bask in the 119-foot Moonshine.

The Dutch shipyard just unveiled the gorgeous interior of the new superyacht it launched in April. Moonshine is the sixth hull in Moonen’s successful Martinique series but has been customized to suit the owner’s tastes and requirements.

Penned by Dutch designer René van der Velden, the Martinique yachts feature steel fast-displacement hulls, classic silhouettes, and expansive indoor-outdoor layouts. (Moonen has a reputation for designing beautiful explorers, of course.) Moonshine is a little shorter than three of the Martiniques, as the yacht had to fit neatly into a storage spot specified by the owner. The 199-footer is still as robust as the other, larger examples, though.

Designed for long-range, transatlantic voyages, Moonshine is equipped with twin Caterpillar engines that enable a cruising speed of 14.5 knots, a top speed of 17 knots, and a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 10 knots. With an interior volume of 345 GT and a beam of 26 feet, the newcomer is plenty spacious, too.

“Moonshine” leaving the Dutch yard in April.

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The owners tasked Hollander Yacht Design with creating “a rich and characterful interior.” The Dutch studio’s co-founders Simon Hollander and Alexandra Nicolaescu opted for an elegant blend of otherworldly textures and a palette inspired by the moon. The silver and beige hues on the main deck evoke the light side of the moon, while the blues and grays on the bridge deck reflect the dark side.

“The end result is a yacht that keeps you entertained and surprised every time you turn a corner,” Nicolaescu said in a statement. “The owners emphasized the importance of infusing distinct personalities into each area of the yacht based on its function.”

As for accommodation, Moonshine can sleep 12 guests in one owner’s stateroom, two VIPs, and two guest cabins. The twin has pops of reds and oranges that feel more akin to Mars than the moon. The yacht can also sleep up to seven crew via one captain’s cabin and three crew cabins.

“The great advantage of having our own in-house experts is that we can respond quickly and flexibly to owner requests throughout the build,” adds Moonen project manager John Bechtold. “That was certainly the case with Moonshine and the result is an interior design tailor-made to the owners’ vision.”

The highlight of the exterior is the sundeck. The alfresco area is adorned with a striking spa, a five-seater bar, and plush lounge seating from which you can soak in the sun or moon.

Moonshine will be delivered to her owners before the summer season, according to Moonen. The yacht will spend the rest of the year cruising the Mediterranean and the Caribbean before reaching her new home in San Diego, California.

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