Moonrise: Largest Dutch superyacht ever built is launched

Moonrise, the largest yacht by waterline to be built in the Netherlands
Moonrise, the largest yacht by waterline to be built in the Netherlands

As the worldwide demand for megayachts seems undiminished, Dutch shipyard Feadship has launched the 99.95-metre (327.91-foot) Moonrise, the largest yacht by waterline to be built in the Netherlands. The vessel successfully marries sleek sensual lines with a modern masculine profile. A wide range of luxurious details, long hull windows, a glorious grey hull and striking vertical bow add to the elegance of the design by Studio De Voogt.

Moonrise has a very impressive volume thanks to a 15.50-metre beam. This has generated great interior space for 16 people across eight staterooms. There is also exceptionally high-end crew accommodation for up to 32 crew, which are bathed in natural light and designed to ensure a premium standard for those living and working on the yacht. Guests and staff alike will benefit from huge effort spent on keeping Moonrise particularly quiet, paying attention to standards of noise and vibration attenuation.

Exterior highlights of note include the way the superstructure is entirely clad in glass, the helipad on the foredeck and the large beach club aft, complete with gym and wellness areas. High ceilings predominate both outdoors and in, with flush decks complementing a seamless transition to the interior. The latter features an elegant yet minimalistic style by Remi Fessier Design that is immediately welcoming. Twin MTU engines enable Moonrise to reach 19.5 knots and her cruising speed is 16 knots, with Quantum stabilisers ensuring a comfortable ride at all times.

Like every new Feadship build, Moonrise benefits from the newest thinking in terms of smooth operation and environmental responsibility. Exhaust gas treatment has been fitted to the main engines, in addition to the Feadship proprietary generator exhaust cleaning system installed these past decades. A heat recovery system installed on the generators allows Moonrise Jacuzzi water to be armed up using far less electrical power. And an ECO-certified system for dynamic positioning facilitates the most energy-saving generator use in this mode.

The naval architecture for Moonrise has been optimised to provide maximum comfort both underway and at anchor. Her propeller and appendages have been designed to ensure minimum noise levels underwater, reducing both the yacht’s impact as well as interior sound levels. Add in extended autonomy, the long cruising range, streamlined hull design and cutting-edge wastewater processing and storage facilities, and it is clear the superyacht sets a benchmark for efficiency.

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