This Koopmans 47, MOON was designed by Dick Koopmans and built by Klaas Bood Yachtbouw in Holland. She was delivered to her first owner in 2001. Current (second) owners took over the ownership in 2012. MOON has given her owners wonderful years of cruising and liveaboard in both warm and cold climates.
MOON is a solid, full keel wooden core construction of cedar and epoxy with a centre board. With the centre board in upper position the draft is only 1.5 m which allows you to sail and anchor in shallow waters.
The pilot house and the hard top offer excellent protection in any weather conditions. Cork is laid (glued) on the deck, which provides not only good insulation but also great grip when working on deck, no matter if wet or dry.
MOON comes with a white painted masthead rig (Holland Spares) with two straight spreaders. The conventional mainsail has 5 battens and 2 reefs and is hoisted from the cockpit by means of an electric winch. The two head sails, a yankee and a cutter sail are both furled from the cockpit.
The layout is set up for 2-4 people. At the entrance you will find the navigation table, a head, a seating area with a table and an aft cabin with double berth. Thanks to the pilot house you have a good view from the navigation table and the seating area.
Walking forward you will find a large galley with electric stove and oven, an ‘office area’ with a table, seat and storage space and the welcoming saloon with sofa and two comfortable armchairs. In front of the mast bulkhead is the second head with shower and a cabin with a double berth. There is very good storage space throughout the yacht.
MOON is equipped for long distance sailing and comes with a watermaker, a SSB radio with modem for GRIB down loads, autopilot and wind vane steering, navigation computer, updated electric and electronic equipment, heating systems that makes it comfortable to stay onboard also when there is ice in the water.
If you are searching for a properly built, continuously updated and serviced ocean going yacht in good condition, ready for new adventures, in any part of the world – MOON might be the right yacht for you!
MOON is looking for her third crew.
The first crew took her from Holland to Malaysia via the Mediterranean and Suez. The second crew took her from Malaysia to Sweden via Japan, Alaska, Canada, USA, Mexico and through Panama. She continued north along the east coast of the United States, then to Canada and on to Greenland. The last bit was via the Hebrides / Scotland and home to Sweden.
MOON was built in Holland at the reputable shipyard Klaas Bood according to the specifications of her first crew. The Klaas Bood shipyard built a hull in wood core and with a high finish on the teak interior.
Superbly decorated for two + two with all amenities. Both the first crew and ourselves (now planning our third life ashore), have sailed this yacht exclusively with a two-man crew.
MOON was launched in 2001 and received a proper update in 2014 after lying dormant in Malaysia for several years. Since then, we have sailed her just over 40,000 nautical miles and cannot help but admire how seaworthy and comfortable the yacht is in all weathers.
Classic lines with a really deep-water hull. A full keel with a centre board makes her shallow draft when you want and deep draft when needed. A stable and powerful rig does not make things worse. The sail area is fully sufficient in most conditions and where we have sailed, a reef in the main sail has mostly been the rule.
Everything has worked well and as a home and even in a cold climate, she has been a dream come true.
It will be difficult to sell MOON, who has been our only home for many years. But since we have found a house, in combination with the fact that we are not getting younger, we feel it is time to release her to a new fresh crew with dreams of long-distance sailing, liveaboard or both.
To learn more about MOON please check our website: https://www.sailaround.info.
Tel: +46 79 079 55 45
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)
0044 (0)1590 679 222
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80
0046 304 694 000