The classic yet modern exterior of Feadship’s Moon Sand—the Dutch shipyard’s recently launched 145-foot motor yacht—incorporates bespoke features like curved deck-wing stations and a “lifting pool.” The owners worked closely with the yard’s team—employing De Voogt Design for the exterior and Bannenberg & Rowell for the interior—to create a custom yacht that is anything but ostentatious. But several unusual features make the yacht stand out for its flexibility.
The lifting pool, for instance, allows for the floor beneath it to be raised or lowered to create different depths—whether a kids’ pool of less than three feet or, when fully retracted, a deeper pool the owners can swim in freely. The bottom also can be raised flush with the deck to transform the aft deck into an unbroken exterior space for large social events or alfresco dining. The aft tender is equipped with a full battery of water toys.
For further flexibility, two of the three guest staterooms can be converted into a large lounge if the owners want either to entertain indoors or create a second VIP suite for guests. The yacht’s full-beam VIP suite, with a width of more than 29 feet, is palatial compared to that of most yachts in its class. The master suite includes a study and a large bedroom, along with his and her bathrooms and matching walk-in dressing rooms. The designers also infused the interior with natural light, with large expanses of windows along the main deck and a glass panel inserted into the yacht’s bulwark.
The captain’s cabin includes double beds, while the engineer/officer’s cabin has twin beds—with en suite heads in both cabins. The yacht can accommodate the captain and six crew members. (feadship.com)
by Michael Verdon