Moonen Launches Superyacht Livia

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has launched the third yacht in its series of 30-metre steel-hulled displacement cruisers. Named Livia, she is distinguished by a ‘New England/American Beach House’ interior from Art-Line.
Styled by René van der Velden, with a low-profile exterior and a flared bow, she has a sloping stern with twin stairways, a graceful sheer line and bold fashion plates. The round-bilged hull from the drawing boards of Diana Yacht Design should ensure exceptional comfort at sea, and offers storage for some 28,000 litres of fuel to offer a transatlantic range.
In addition to deploying noise-absorbing insulation, the yard has eliminated vibration at source by giving the yacht’s highly skewed propeller 50 percent more clearance between the blade tip and hull surface.
The yacht is fitted with Naiad zero-speed stabilizers and atop the aluminium superstructure is the substantial flying bridge, part of the designers clear policy to maximize the pleasures of alfresco living onboard. The interior offers spacious accommodations for the owners and six guests. The master stateroom boasts a large walk-in closet of. There is also a VIP stateroom plus two guest suites, all with their own bathrooms.
The Moonen 97 is an evolutionary design based on two prior yachts: The semi-series Moonen 84 and the custom-built Moonen 96 Clementine. The first two Moonen 97s were Darsea and Sofia II, and a fourth is set for delivery beginning 2011.