BLUE MOON was designed to the intricate specifications of a remarkable owner who along with a dedicated team of designers and engineers crafted what can arguably be called one of the finest yachts of our time.
Complemeted by a sterling crew of 14-16 (depending on charterer's needs), and an array of water toys and audio-visual entertainment, BLUE MOON is worthy of her Awards Achieved as 2006 WORLD YACHTS WORLD TROPHY 150'-200'; 2006 SHOWBOATS BEST FULL DISPLACEMENT MOTORYACHT OVER 56 METERS; 2005 NYMPHENBURG "PRIX du DESIGN" of the Monaco Yacht Show - considered the Oscar of the super-yacht industry.
DECK & SYSTEMS
BLUE MOON Crew Profile
Emile Bootsma, Captain, South African
Emile has been the owner’s captain for the last 13 years and has captained all three of his vessels named “Blue Moon”. With the last two he was heavily involved overseeing the construction and was responsible for writing the final specification. Born in Cape Town and educated at Stellenbosch, Emile is also a Dutch citizen and speaks fluent Dutch. His interests are wide and varied but mainly seem to congregate around sailing and motorcycle racing ... or now-a-days it is mostly whatever his 6 year old son wants to do.
Michael Mason, Chief Engineer, Australian
Michael Mason previously served on Blue Moon 2 as chief engineer but after a five year hiatus working on various other vessels he decided to rejoin the A-team. Michael is also an Australian native and makes his home in Hervey Bay, Queensland. In his spare time he combs the country-side on his Harley Davidson Roadking.
Cynthia Mauger, Chief Stewardess, Canadian
Cynthia grew up in the stunning surrounds of Quebec, Canada, where she studied translation at the world renowned Laval University before eventually deciding on a career in yachting. Cynthia has travelled the world and has served as chief stewardess on the last two Blue Moons; she is fluent in French, English and Spanish. When she is not concerning herself with recycling Cynthia’s big love is a fire-breathing, ‘67 Mustang convertible called “Black Betty."
Angela Faust, Second Stewardess
Chloë Frickel, Stewardess, South African
Chloë hails from the east coast of South Africa and follows her successful aunt and older sister into the yachting world. Her bubbly and effervescent personality is what most likely keeps the crew together. She may be the baby onboard, but only in size not in stature. Her interest seems to revolve around shopping for all things ... pink!
Tara Moore, Stewardess, Australian
Tara grew up in Perth on the west coast of Australia, where she studied Tourism and Travel Management at the famous Murdoch University. This naturally led to a quest to see the world, which is how she eventually landed on the Blue Moon. Of all her varied interests Tara’s energy is mostly spent on philanthropy and animal rescue.
David Cowcill, Head Chef, Canadian
David studied at the renowned DuBrulle Culinary Institute in Vancouver, and enjoys the stimulation of traveling extensively in order to broaden his international culinary skills. Amongst others, he has worked onboard the feadship “Eclipse” in the past, as well as various internationally acclaimed restaurants in Canada and Australia, including Rob Feenies establishments in Vancouver.
Piet Lombaard, Chief Officer
John Chubb, Second Officer
Kevin Miller, Bosun
Johan Wessels, Deckhand
Tim McLaren, Deckhand
Carolina Valandia, Second chef
Angela Faust, Stewardess
Ruby R. Ebsworth, Stewardess
Brooke Haase, Stewardess
Anais Levert, Stewardess
Dave Wright, First Engineer
The chef creates fresh, custom menus for the most sophisticated of palates and particular of tastes. Care is taken to incorporate guest preferences and to draw inspiration from the opportunities offered by each destination. A professionally equipped galley is complemented with an integrated system of pantries and dumbwaiters to add to the exemplary service.
BLUE MOON Specifications
BLUE MOON Testimonials
BLUE MOON Specifications
|LENGTH||198ft (60.4m)||BEAM||37ft (11.3m)||DRAFT||11ft 0in (3.4m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2005||BUILDER||Feadship||DESIGNER||De Voogt Naval Architects and Donald Starkey Interior Design|
|GUESTS||12||CREW||Captain Emile Bootsma & Chef David Cowcill + 12||REFIT|
|SPEED||15kts / 16kts||STABILISERS||At Anchor (0 Speed)||FLAG||Cayman Islands|
|ENGINES||2x Cat 3516B DI-TA 1492kW at 1600rpm|
BLUE MOON Accommodations
All accommodations are equipped with individual climate control, individual satellite receivers, Kaleidescape Entertainment System, complete blackout, iPod docking station, reading lights, robes, slippers, hair-dryers, telephone, intercom, and Wi-Fi access.
The Owner?s Suite alone measures approximately 1200 sq. ft. The owner?s suite entrance hall is situated forward of the main foyer with a dramatic entrance hall of custom woods, a spectacular day head, coat closet, and custom artworks. The owner?s private study is situated to starboard and features 42? flat screen TV, individual satellite receiver, computer, printer, Wi-Fi access, and a full en-suite bathroom with rain shower, head and sink. The owner?s private gym is situated to port and features a 42? flat screen TV, individual satellite receiver, Pilates equipment, treadmill, dumbbell weights, massage table, and a full en-suite bathroom with rain shower, head and sink.
Proceeding forward, the secluded bedroom has a forward facing king size bed and magnificent free standing headboard ensuring ultimate privacy. The entertainment system features a 50? flat screen TV, surround sound, lounging areas to starboard and to port. Forward access to His-and-Her en-suite, Jacuzzi tub with separate rain shower, private head and twin sinks. Walk-in closet to starboard for Him, and walk-in closet with vanity to port for Her.
Access the lower level using the elevator or the spectacular iron sculpted spiral stairwell with railings on either side. The guest foyer features a mini-bar and showcases the elegant glass elevator.
GUEST STATEROOM #1
Aft to Port: Queen Stateroom features a walk-around queen size bed, vanity/desk, and 42? flat screen TV. En-suite features a tub with rain shower overhead, twin sinks, head, and privacy glass.
GUEST STATEROOM #2
Aft to Starboard: Twin Stateroom features two standard twin size beds, vanity/desk, and 42? flat screen TV. En-suite features a rain shower with twin sinks, head, and privacy glass. This Twin Stateroom can also be converted into an en-suite lounge for the Queen/Guest Stateroom #1.
GUEST STATEROOM #3
Midships to Port: Queen Stateroom features walk-around queen size bed, vanity/desk, and 42? flat screen TV. En-suite features a tub with rain shower overhead, twin sinks, head, and privacy glass.
GUEST STATEROOM #4
Midships to Starboard: Queen Stateroom features walk-around queen size bed, vanity/desk, and 42? flat screen TV. En-suite features a rain shower with twin sinks, head, and privacy glass.
GUEST STATEROOM #5
Forward to Port: Twin Stateroom features two standard twin size beds, vanity/desk, and 42? flat screen TV. En-suite features a rain shower with single sink, head, and privacy glass.
This Twin Stateroom can also be converted into an en-suite lounge for the Queen/Guest Stateroom #3.
The GUEST GYM is situated midships forward of the guest accommodations below decks, to starboard, and features:
42? flat screen TV
9.27 Precor USA Treadmill
Precor USA Elliptical EFX 5.2li
5lb-40lb dumbbell weights
Kettler Racer Spinning Bike
BLUE MOON?s signature innovation is the remote paging system that provides guests the ability to attract the crew?s attention at any time from anywhere onboard the yacht. Guests? desires are met with discrete service on demand, while providing maximum privacy at all times. In addition, a professionally equipped galley is complemented with an integrated system of pantries and dumbwaiters to add to the exemplary service.
The main deck is accessible from the swim platform to port and starboard, with complete walk-around decks, and access to the main foyer on the starboard side. The swim platform is complemented with underwater lights.
The aft deck is shaded, and has beautiful viewing spaces, with informal cocktail table and seating, and full wet bar.
The Main Salon features a 63? flat screen TV with Blu-ray, surround sound, and comfortable lounging area. This area also holds a model of the French square-rigger warship ?Belle Poule? purchased from the Amsterdam Maritime Museum as a gift from Feadship to the Owner.
Forward of the main salon a more formal dining area can be found for up to 12 guests.
The main foyer features custom artwork surrounding the spectacular glass elevator which accesses all decks and is sealed with glass ensuring natural light penetrates all levels of the yacht throughout.
Access the Bridge Deck using the elevator or the spectacular iron sculpted spiral stairwell with railings on either side.
Upon entering the BRIDGE DECK LOUNGE you will be received by the full wet bar, a game table, day head, sofa and lounge chairs and a 63? drop down TV with Blu-ray and surround sound. Access an enclosed glass panel dining area with expandable table for up to 10 guests. The glass panelling is designed to be modified or removed completely to create that custom al fresco dining experience.
Aft, you will find a cocktail area with L-shaped seating, access to the bridge deck walk-around decks, and the Portuguese Bridge.
The Captain?s Office, Captain?s Cabin and Bridge Deck Pantry featuring coffee maker, espresso maker, dishwasher, ice-maker, fridge and wine cooler, are situated aft of the Bridge.
The Bridge is guest friendly with its curved seating area.
Access the observation room using the elevator or the spectacular iron sculpted spiral stairwell with railings on either side.
The observation room has panoramic views with floor to ceiling glass plus a custom observatory moon roof that brings in an abundance of natural light and awe-inspiring celestial views. Access the walk-around decks featuring a Jacuzzi forward, sunning pads, 2 chaise lounges, wet bar, BBQ, and wind doors to port and starboard ensuring maximum protection.
Aft on the observation deck, a shaded, oval, expandable dining table for up to 14 guests can be found complemented by a skylight overhead. A cocktail table with chairs are situated aft, while the bimini ensures maximum protection from the sun. A day head and exterior rain shower can also be found on this deck.
COMPUTER, FAX, PRINTER, SCANNER
Wi-Fi throughout vessel using VSAT 24/7 constant internet
State of the Art AMX Audio Visual System
Kaleidescape movie server
Direct TV Satellite with individual satellite receivers throughout
42?, 50?, 63? Flat screen TVs throughout
Surround Sound in Main Salon, Bridge Deck Salon, and Master Stateroom
Blu-ray in Main Salon and Bridge Deck Salon
iPod Docking Stations
Original 1972 restored 28? Riva with 2 x 420hp
25? Chris Craft with 475 hp
16? RIB inflatable emergency tender
2 x 1-person Kayaks
15 x Snorkeling Sets
Towables: wakeboard, waterskis, kneeboard, inflatable tube, wing
2 x 2-person Yamaha waverunners
2 x windsurfers (1 pro, 1 universal for novice)
2 x bicycles
Fishing Equipment: Deep Sea, Light Tackle, and 2 heavy tackle rods
Beach Umbrellas and Chairs
Onboard Compressor with 6 Scuba Tanks, 4 BC?s
Rendezvous Diving Only
? 2006 WORLD YACHTS WORLD TROPHIES 150?-200? CUSTOM
? 2006 SHOWBOATS BEST FULL DISPLACEMENT MOTORYACHT OVER 56 METERS
? 2005 Nymphenburg ?Prix du Design? of the Monaco Yacht Show which is considered the Oscar of the super-yacht industry
BLUE MOON was designed to allow wheelchair access to all the guest levels and elevator.
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