Moonen Journal just published their conversation with Captain Tristan Le Brun of the Moonen 97 Etoile d’Azur, which is getting loads of upgrades in preparation for the Caribbean charter season. Tristan kindly took a few minutes out of his hectic schedule to send in the following report.
The reason that the owners of Etoile d’Azur had decided to buy a larger yacht than their previous Moonen 84 was because they planned to do some chartering when not using her themselves. This is the same reason why we came back to Moonen over the previous winter so that we could return Etoile d’Azur to the perfect condition required in order to be a successful charter yacht. The work included a new paint job, sprucing up the teak deck, a complete technical overhaul and upgrades. It is obviously very important to ensure that your yacht is super reliable and up to date if you are to offer charter guests an unforgettable experience.
No major layout changes were required during the refit because the Moonen 97 is already an excellent yacht in this respect. Moonen 97 Etoile d’Azur offers a great deal for her size, with good accommodation for up to four crew members. The twin guest cabin can also be converted into a double, meaning we can comfortably welcome up to four couples on board for a charter holiday. She is also spacious enough to carry a lot of toys, and we have a Jacuzzi, a six-metre tender, two jet skis, kayaks, paddle boards, all sorts of diving & fishing equipment and much more besides
Everything was completed to schedule with the refit. We left Den Bosch at the start of May and headed for Gibraltar, where the owners stepped on board. They’ve been with us ever since and have enjoyed some fine cruising around the Balearic Islands and the south of France. We are now completing our commercial registration for charter purposes and plan to spend August exploring Croatia and Montenegro. This winter Moonen 97 Etoile d’Azur will be in the Caribbean and she will also be available for charter in the Baltic during the summer of 2017.
The owners are very happy with the refit and the condition of the boat. We changed the color of the hull from white to deep blue and this made her look like a real classic beauty. Like all Moonen motor yachts, Moonen 97 Etoile d’Azur is of an exceptionally high quality, extremely reliable and quiet underway. We could easily do a circumnavigation on this world traveller… The only limits with a yacht like this are yours!
Etoile d”Azur accommodates eight guests in four cabins with four crew.
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