We’re proud to sponsor the awesome Moonen Yachts Racing team in the Australian 16ft skiff league. As a Dutch superyacht builder with Australian owners, we believe competitive sailing connects us around the world, because our teams – on the water and at the shipyard – are the very best people who love getting the best results.
“The Moonen Yachts Racing team’s performance really captures who we are at Moonen Yachts. We have the right team, the right equipment and the right direction. Under Australian ownership, we’re leading the way and you can see it in the results – on the water in Australia and at the shipyard in the Netherlands.”
The high performance 16ft skiff is a unique Australian class with a fiercely competitive fleet. The extremely high sail area-to-weight ratio requires no small amount of skill and experience to sail.
“Performance is key! The build, design and execution of a Moonen yacht is much like a sports team. It needs to come together with accuracy, it needs a lot of planning and many great designers, coaches and crew. Both the 16ft skiff, which weighs 72kg, and the Moonen Yacht, which weighs over 300t, need to be designed and built with perfection in order to perform.”
Daniel Turner, Skipper Moonen Yachts Racing
Moonen Yachts Racing sails out of Manly 16ft Skiff Club on Sydney Harbour. During the last few years, the team has had their hands on all the big silverware: club champions, NSW state champs, as well as taking out the Australian 2021 title in Port Stephens.