Moonen’s ‘Pheobe’...

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Moonen’s ‘Pheobe’...

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She’s the Dutch builder’s first semi-displacement 99 Alu. Having recently completed her sea-trials, she was handed over in mid-July.

JULY 2009

The design is a stretched version of Moonen’s 94 Alu design – you will no doubt recall the two of those thus far delivered include Nilo and Infinity, both ’07 launches.
Pheobe’s naval architecture and exterior styling comes respectively from Moonen favourites Stolk Marimecs and René van der Velden, which has been working with the 's-Hertogenbosch-headquartered operation. Her rich walnut interior was conceived by Rhoades Young, in cooperation with Moonen’s own creative team.
Like all other aluminium Moonens, Phoebe was fabricated in Sealium. Powered by twin Caterpillar C-32 Acert diesels, she’s driven by Servogear CPPs (controllable-pitch props) up to a top speed of 26 knots.
She is classified by Bureau Veritas and has MCA certification.
The 99 Alu shares the same superstructure as the 94 Alu. The difference is all in the hull. There’s more room for crew and extra space on the aft deck and flying bridge.
Pheobe will be shown for the first time at Cannes ’09.

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