Moonen Shipyards BV
Graaf van Solmsweg 52F, 5222
Model range of Moonen
The brand Moonen produces displacement Yachts and motor Yachts with Steel Hull. There are 11 models from 22 to 50 meters.
Length: 34.7мBeam: 7.7мDraft: 2.2м
Length: 38.2мBeam: 8.4мDraft: 2.5м
History of the company
The first yacht of this brand was launched in 1963 in Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. At that time the brand was called Scheepswerf de Ruiter, after the name of its founding brothers, the Ruiters. They started by building steel cruisers for local customers.
After almost 20 years, the shipyard will go bankrupt. Rien Moonen, who bought the company, will not only bring it back to life, but also take it to a new level of development. The change in ownership will entail a change of brand name to Moonen, an increase in production and an expansion of the shipyard's model range.
In the 80's the Dutch shipyard will gain a reputation as a manufacturer of «pocket» superyachts. Since then it has been building boats with steel and aluminium hulls.
In 2014 Moonen changed owners, and five years later information about the bankruptcy of the company appeared. In the summer of 2019, however, it was announced that the shipyard had been taken over by the Australian couple Matthew & Louise Baxter.
Thanks to investments made by the new owners, the shipyard returned to work.
«I understand that the shipyard needs a reboot and we are well prepared. We have a strong strategic plan, an impressive budget and huge potential»," said AM Group founder Matthew Baxter immediately after the Moonen acquisition.
In 2008 Moonen opened a production site in Groot Ammers, 50 kilometres from the main shipyard. It was decided to expand production due to the growing popularity of the brand's large yachts. The new large hangar is designed to produce models up to 45 meters in length.
The first shipyard continues to assemble smaller vessels (up to 35 meters) and performs design, engineering and carpentry work for all series of the brand.
Among the most famous Moonen motor yachts there is a 42-meter superyacht Sofia, an important place in the lineup is occupied by models built to order, according to customers' specifications.
The yard's business card since 1985 is «pocket» superyachts. The appearance of these and other vessels in Moonen follows the classical canons. Chasing design trends for the sake of fickle fashion is not their thing. Moonen can build a yacht to the customer's specification. You can fill out the design form on the official website of the brand.
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