Dutch shipyard Feadship has launched the 44.20-metre (145’0”) Moon Sand at De Vries Scheepsbouw site in Makkum.
The yard has completed a number of new builds in partnership with renowned exterior designers over the past year, however Moon Sand is work of Feadship’s in-house expertise. From the bridge deck wing stations to the main deck lifting pool, all the main elements meet the owner desires. The yacht’s interiors are by Bannenberg & Rowell.
“Over the past months we have completed an exceptional number of Feadships, ranging in size from 44 to over 100 metres,” commented Feadship sales director Bas Nederpelt at the launch ceremony. “We have also had the pleasure to work with some marvellous exterior designers, such as Ed Dubois, Tim Heywood and Andrew Winch. Moon Sand is a testimony to the design excellence we at Feadship can offer clients ourselves.”
Nederpelt added: “Take the way the modern superstructure element rises above the classic Feadship bow – and how this element connects with the whole design via the strong and continuous profile line – and you can see why Moon Sand is a superior fusion of contemporary and traditional styles. Her sleek look reflects the fact that her senior designer Tanno Weeda and his team at Feadship have worked tirelessly to create a unified design. And they have certainly succeeded.”
James Hutchinson, the owner’s representative agreed: “Working with Feadship makes everything achievable as they know that the key to a truly magnificent yacht is not just what you see, but also the meticulous attention to detail that you don’t.”
The owners of Moon Sand are highly experienced and the detailed design brief for their Feadship can be summarised in three key elements: light, space and freedom of choice in terms of recreation.
The large windows and absence of mullions in the bridge deck lounge, main lounge, dining area, study/lobby and forward owner’s stateroom mirror this concept and all offer great views.
Another good example is the way the signature wing stations on either side of Moon Sand add character to the overall exterior profile. In design terms they form a ‘step’ in the bulwarks, before running smoothly forward to blend into the lines of the yacht. In addition to being fully functional for manoeuvring Moon Sand, the wing stations add to her volume both literally and visually.
The yacht can accommodate six guests in three guest staterooms; two staterooms convertible into one large stateroom with separate seating and one large full beam Guest/VIP stateroom forward.
A twin screw motoryacht with steel hull and aluminium superstructure, Moon Sand is equipped with 2x Caterpillar C32B 896 kW @ 1800 rpm.