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MOONRAKER

$1,950,000
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    PRICE $1,950,000
    BUILDER NORSHIP
    YEAR 1992
    LENGTH 119' (36.27m)
    BEAM 24' (7.32m)
    GUESTS 8
    CABINS 4
    CRUISING SPEED 30 Knots
    MAX SPEED 78 Knots
    FLAG Cook Islands
    DRAFT 2.13m
    ENGINES MTU 16V396TB94 3500hp
    MTU 16V396TB94 3500hp
    HULL MATERIAL Composite Fiberglass
    CREW 5

    Designed by Studio Art Line of Netherlands fame, “Moonraker” offers ‘timeless’ styling’ both inside and out.

     

    The interior features low-pile carpeting (off white) complimented with camphor wood cabinetry, fabulous granite countertops and off-white vinyl wall panels.  Exquisitely polished and designed stainless stools and railings offer further elegance.  Note that the flooring in the master stateroom and salon was replaced in 2023.

     

    Entering via opposing sliding door from the aft deck, the wide-body salon is a super-spacious and elegantly appointed area for entertaining and lounging – showing off artistically curved framing at the ceiling edges trimmed with beautiful camphor wood paneling and a magnificent curved staircase to the other decks.    A 5-stool (custom stainless) bar is to port with a comfortable sofa (seating 8-9) is to starboard.  Note a day head is forward to starboard of the central stairs.  

     

    The galley is accessed port or starboard from the salon in the center with a country kitchen arrangement. With another ‘bar” countertop (seats 5) to hang out with the chef,  and a half-circular dining settee for 8 forward under lovely humpback whale glass- etched artwork (backlit). 

     

    Heading down the staircase to the lower accommodations and heading aft, the master stateroom is full beam and particularly spacious for a yacht this size - with an equally impressive bath – featuring a tub and stall shower (clad in marble).  Note also a work station, walk-in closets and a settee. 

     

    On the port side of the stair foyer is a cabin with a bottom double and top single bunk bed and which is ensuite.  

     

    Forward of the stairs foyer are two (mirror image) queen staterooms with ensuite facilities.

     

    The top of the stairway brings you to the helm area with an extended skylounge offering port and starboard settees.  

    Sub Zero 590 Fridge/Freezer (serviced 2023)

    Miele Dishwasher – (new 2023)

    Gaggenau Oven

    Cook top

    GE Microwave oven

    Coffee Machine (2023)

     

    Icemaker – Skylounge (new 2023)

    Scotsman Icemaker – Salon (new 2023)

    Drink Fridges – Flybridge, Aft Deck, Salon, Master Stateroom, Crew (new 2023)

    Marvel wine chiller – Salon

     

    Miele Washer/Dryer

    KaMeWa control system (upgraded 2022)

    (4) Helm Monitors

    Garmin 5208  plotter/sounder/radar

    Furuno Navnet 3D plotter/sounder/radar

    Anshutz Pilotstar D autopilot

    Furuno AIS

    Furuno alarm  display

    Furuno Navtex  (2022)

    Raymarine ST70 Tridata units (2)

    (2) Icom VHF DSC radios

    CCTV camera system

    Built to US electrical standards (60hz)

    VAC distribution panels (220/110 VAC)

    VDC distribution panels (24 VDC)

    Asea universal shorepower transformer

    Northern Lights Gensets 60kw 60 hz 208 VAC  (serviced and hoses replaced 2023)

    Forward genset (10,750 hours) Aft genset (6,012 hours)

    AGM Battery banks (engine starting, genset starting, windlass,  house, electronics)

    (3) Mastervolt Mass 24/75 battery chargers

    Victron battery charger

     

    Deck lighting 

    Interior lighting (note that many interior lights have been converted to LED)

    Navigation lighting

    (2) ACR spotlights

    The flybridge deck opens from the skylounge/helm area and features a stylish bar to starboard with a sunpad/jacuzzi area to port and a full beam settee aft.  A custom sunshade can be hung to shade this area. 

     

    Awlgrip paint job in 2021 (hull and topsides)

    Bottom paint (8.22 Micron 350)

    All underwater valves serviced (2021)

    All tanks cleaned (2021)

    UW lights (replaced 2023)

    UW hoses (replaced 2023)

     

    (5) Fuel tanks with fuel transfer system

    Racor water separators (2 per engine)

    Passarelle (motor replaced 2023)

    RIB tender in Garage (at transom)

    (2) Yamaha Waverunner PWC’s

    Assorted water toys (paddle boards, Kayak, Banana)

    (3) Life rafts (8 passenger each)

    Epirb

    (2) Stern electric capstans

    (2) Bow electric capstans

    Muir Windlass (serviced 2023)

    Danforth (in-hull) anchor and chain

    Hydraulic Bow thruster (serviced 2021)

     

    Docklines and fenders (new 2023)

    Covers for exterior cushions

    Flybridge sunshade (portable)

     

    MTU 16V396 TB94 diesel engines (3840 hp @ 2100 rpm) built 1991 (serviced 2022/2023)

    ZF BW755 gear boxes with 2 Kamewa water jet propulsion systems (serviced 2021)

     

    AquaAir chilled HVAC system (completely serviced 2023)

    (2) Watermakers  (1000 g/p/d) (one replaced 2023, other serviced 2023)

    (2) Freshwater pumps and water softener (pumps serviced 2023)

    Water heaters (replaced 2023)

    Black water macerator/pump out system (black/grey systems upgrade 2023)

    FB-200 Fire suppression system

    Bilge pump system (serviced 2023)

    Fire pump system (serviced 2023)

    Built at a world class shipyard, the Norship Ulstein shipyard in Norway certainly knows its business. 

     

    “Moonraker” was designed by notable architect Mulder Design from Netherlands, and Art-Line /Juan Carlos Espinosa – both of international fame and recognition.

     

    Due to the popularity of this design, a total of 4 of these Norship yacht models were produced, also including “Sun Ark”, “Daloli” and “Impulsive”.

     

    Ordered originally by Mr. John Stalupi of international yachting fame, “Moonraker” was built as a yacht first and then set out to achieve a world speed record for a superyacht.  She was equipped with the engines she has now (MTU 16V396) with a gas turbine engine added (no longer on board).  In June, 1992 she became with worlds fastest mega yacht with a speed of 66.7 knots.  In 2004 another Mulder design motor yacht “World is Not Enough” (owned also by Mr. Stalupi) broke the “Moonraker” record by reaching a top speed of 67 knots. 

     

     It would be difficult to estmate the value of “Moonraker”  in terms of her history and heritage as she  is one of the most recognized yachts in the world.  The internet is full of images of her unique profile and her story.