Based on Oceanco’s existing 90-metre platform, Moonstone has been styled by Van Geest Design with a striking multi-faceted hull that makes a continuous play of light and reflections from the water.
The theme of light continues throughout Moonstone, and Van Geest has been working with lighting design company Temeloy to create “visually emotional effects throughout the yacht”. “Light has the power to transcend the noise that surrounds our daily life and bring us into stillness and wonderment,” says Van Geest Design. “To transform a yacht with light is not just about the quality of the light or the choice of the fitting, it is also the delicate, nuanced dance between tone, shadow and brilliance. Light can infuse spaces and shapes with a multi-dimensionality.”
The visual play starts with custom hull panel lights that are triggered by 300 individually dimmable white triangles each side to create unlimited lighting possibilities. At night, these lights generate a shimmering and twinkling effect. This is supplemented by an overhead panel with a backlit surface linked to fish-eye cameras that can capture the magic of a night sky, a sunset or a sunrise. In the signature pool aft, and in the sundeck hot-tub, dimmable lights have also been employed. Further external lights play with the waterline of the yacht. The LED hull light panels are self-sufficient with the use of 70 square metres of solar panels, with a day of sunlight giving three hours’ continuous use.
The Oceanco Moonstone has a general arrangement that includes an owner’s deck, a generous gym and spa area, a cinema and a touch-and-go helicopter pad. Unfolding navigation wings are another novel feature, while side platforms forward give access to water toys and rescue tenders. Aft side platforms allow access to two main guest tenders and an outdoor lounge-cum-play area. The yacht will be PYC classed for more than 12 guests. She has a projected top speed of 18.5 knots.