Sunday, May 27, 2012

Moonen Progress With 42m 'Sofia'

The Dutch shipyard Moonen are making fast progress with the construction of their largest yacht to date, the 42m (137ft) Sofia. As with any custom project design alterations are still being made to meet the owners requirements, as for an earlier change the owner decided to extended the yacht by a further 4 feet so that she could carry a 3 person submarine, 1 captain and 2 guests that is built by U-boatworx. The owners involvement in the project adds a sense of excitement at the shipyard as they make progress in a key milestone in the yards history.

Some of the recent changes that the owner has made are an upgrade in the dashboard to an integrated foil bridge and a highly sophisticated entertainment system, that has the multi room Samsung Smart LED TVs, lighting, blinds and climate control all controlled via an iPad, now that's technology for you.

One of the best creative and innovative design features that we have seen on a Supeyacht is the launching crane for the submarine. The crane is hidden under the aft deck and can be opened out to launch the submarine. This feature also doubles up to form an easy access dock for the tender by extending out over the water from the stern.

She will be able to accommodate 10 guests with the owners full beam suite forward on the main deck, with the guest accommodation on the lower deck consisting of 2 double and 2 twin cabins all of which are ensuite. Mega Yacht Global will be keeping a close eye on this very exciting project and its progression over the coming months.

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