Moonen Yachts under new ownership

Dutch superyacht builder Moonen Yachts in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. is under new ownership. An Australian couple. Matthew and Louise  Baxter are the  new owners of the shipyard. Matthew. of Scottish origin. is a successful Australian businessman and entrepreneur. who in 1972 established the  AM Group. a privately owned worldwide group of manufacturing companies of which he  is executive chairman.

Louise  and  Matthew first  discovered Moonen Yachts whilst sailing on  Pittwater harbour in Sydney where they  came across  the  beautiful Moonen yacht. Aurora (Moonen 84). This lead to their involvement with Moonen. a midsized Dutch pedigree shipyard with a dedicated and  highly skilled team.

Mr and Ms Baxter

In Matthew’s words “It is a privilege to own a yard  like  Moonen. The  brand has an impeccable pedigree. the  yachts are true Dutch quality and the  team is young, reliable. talented. and very  loyal  to the company. These characteristics are fundamental for success. I realise that the  yard  has tore-energise. but we  are well prepared with a strong strategic plan and a strong balance sheet. I see a promising future ahead.”

The shipyard is very  honoured and excited with Mr & Mrs. Baxter as their new owners. “We have trust in these  new  investors and have faith that they  will establish a strong future for Moonen Yachts”  says Johan Dubbelman. Moonen’s CEO. The 30 to 50 meter market is solid for well-built designs. and our  plans are to increase production. Currently we  have one. award winning. 36-meter Martinique in build. she’s 50%  ready. The focus is to have  her  on display at the Monaco Yacht Show 2020.

Our aim is to scale  up  production efficiently and start  two new build projects in the upcoming 6 months. Following on with the current build we  will start  a second 36 metre and  a 44 metre. both new and  future proof timeless Moonen yachts with interiors designed by the award winning renowned design houses. like  Studio Indigo. By building on speculation. delivery times will be shorter and customisation still possible. which is an absolute advantage for our  future clients.”

The  majority of the staff  and  workforce. which are very  important to Moonen. have been reappointed and are enthusiastic to be  part of this  strong new leadership. To assure continuous high-end quality, Moonen Yachts will reinforce the  cooperation with long-term strategic partners and  subcontractors.

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