MOTOR YACHT LEGEND WINS BEST REBUILT PROJECT OF THE YEAR

MY Legend, one of the four yachts entered for this year’s Rebuilt category stood out from the others. When an owner’s objective is to create a world-roaming expedition yacht with Lloyds A1 Ice Class, and Polar classification, an ex-Russian tug is a pretty good starting point, despite the vessel being 43 years old. This vessel had already been converted into a superyacht but the new owner’s additional requirement for full SOLAS and MCA 13-36 passenger status meant that only the hull, which was extended by 3.6 metres with a remodelled stern to incorporate a bathing platform and 16-person swimming pool, and her main engines could remain intact.

The superstructure was modified to soften her lines but perhaps the most difficult aspects of the rebuild, which was carried out by ICON Yachts, was the installation of a fully classified helipad with refueling facilities while bringing her into SOLAS compliance. In the view of the judges, this was a highly successful rebuilt that readied her for operations in high-latitudes, where she has already cruised.

We are happy to share this success together with Diana Yacht Design, Verkerk Projects and for all those involved – our preferred suppliers and contractors – without which ICON Yachts could not have achieved this remarkable triumph.

BOAT INTERNATIONAL REFERENCE 

Boat International


ICON Yachts and Bristow-Holmes are pleased to announce the sale of the first in a radical new series of Yachts to be built in Holland by the Dutch Master Yacht Builder. “The Gotham Project” is an extremely innovative, bold and exciting Superyacht that was born out of the passion and determination of Bristow-Holmes, Ivan Erdevicki and ICON Yachts to develop something new, something different and something that promises to turn heads wherever she goes.

This stunning 46 Metre Aluminium Superyacht has been designed in partnership with Ivan Erdevicki and the renowned naval architects Van Oossanen along with a great amount of input and detail from the owner and his broker. The result is this truly remarkable vessel. With Van Oossanen’s patented FDHF hull and Hull Vane®, the yacht performs truly efficient and fast, “A wolf in wolf’s clothing”

Her striking exterior features 5 unique exterior guest zones:

• Recessed Waterside Bar Unit on the aft bathing platform for greeting and entertaining clients on arrival/during water sports activities
• Capacious Aft Cockpit with seating for up to 16 guests in a relaxed style
• Forward Sunbathing Area with Plunge Pool
• Large Flybridge with a striking central staircase to the Sundeck, symmetrical bar units to port and starboard and large “U Shaped” seating around rise and fall hydraulic coffee tables with rotating table tops that convert to form an extremely large sun pad
• Sundeck with dining/seating for up to 16 guests around two unique dining tables with glass tops that allow natural light to penetrate through the tables and the subsequent glass panels set into the floor below thus allowing light into the vessels sky lounge.

The Sundeck converts into a DJ area for those nights when the party just needs to keep on going…

The unique exterior design created by Ivan Erdevicki flow through to the interior which has also been designed by the Canadian based designer. The original concept received the Best Concept Design award in the 50 meter and larger category at the International Yacht & Aviation Awards, hosted by Design et al magazine.

“With such a striking exterior, it was important that we followed this through to the interior areas of the yacht however careful consideration was required to ensure that the whole vessel flowed throughout. It has been a pleasure working with the owner and his representatives to date and we are looking forward to seeing this striking yacht coming to life.”- Ivan Erdevicki, ER Design

Along with her exterior the interior of “The Gotham Project” features several unique aspects:
• Comprehensive AV appliances throughout the vessel, from pop up exterior speakers to the private cinema room with ambient lighting.
• First Vessel under 60 meters with a Glass Wine Cellar in the lower deck lobby
• Extremely spacious full beam master cabin with private office, glass ceiling, capacious open shower and impressive lighting throughout.
• Side Loading Tender Bay and Gymnasium
• Accommodation for up to 10 Guests in 5 cabins
• Independent Crew Access to the Lower Deck for easier servicing of the guest areas
• Capacious Galley and servery with walk in fridge/freezers for extended long range cruising

The Gotham Project is the first in a series of Yachts to be built by ICON Yachts in partnership with Bristow-Holmes. “Together with Ivan Erdevicki, and the rest of the team at ICON we have created a truly unique and remarkable platform series of yachts. The Gotham Project embodies the Bristow-Holmes Ethos of bringing a “Fresh, Bold Approach to the World of Yachting” and we are delighted to have hull number 1 under construction. We are looking forward to discussing the project with future prospective purchasers and developing the series further with other purchasers” – Harry Bristow-Holmes, Bristow-Holmes Founder and CEO.

The Gotham Project doesn’t just look the part, her comprehensive technical specification typifies Dutch Quality and Engineering:

• Hull Vane® Fitted to the Transom increasing efficiency by 20% thus increasing range and performance. The second largest yacht to date ever built to feature this unique technology
• 24.5 Knot Top Speed from 2 x MTU 16V2000 Engines
• Range of 2950 nautical miles, impressive for a yacht of this size
• Well-proportioned garage with side loading tender bay
• Cutting edge naval architecture from Van Oossanen, offering unparalleled performance.

“From the very first introduction to the Gotham Project it was clear that the intention was for this new yacht to stand out from the crowd. The yacht’s unmistakable and bold exterior styling was perhaps enough to achieve this alone. However, when further combined with a high level of specification, unparalleled performance and a Dutch shipyard with a thirst to break into the 40-50M market, the Gotham Project is clearly destined to become a stand out superyacht when delivered to her Owner in 2019.”
– James Hutchinson, HYC

CEO

Jen Wartena CEO of ICON Yachts comments “This project has been one of the most innovative and exciting projects we have been involved in. It’s the culmination of a great deal of work spanning over 22 months since our initial discussions at the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2015 through to the signing of the ship building contract earlier this week. Myself and the whole team at ICON Yachts are extremely proud to be building this particular vessel and look forward to future hull’s for future clients”.

Naval Architect Perry van Oossanen explains: “We feel privileged to be selected as the primary naval architect for such a bold project. Thanks to the open mindset of the owner and his team, this yacht makes a perfect showcase of the capabilities of combining our patented FDHF with the Hull Vane®. This fully optimized performance package will effect 15-20% lower fuel consumption and approximately 1,5 knots additional maximum speed, resulting in a truly remarkable 24,5 knots max speed, considering the installed power.”

Delivery is due for June 2019 and keel laying to take place in October 2017, these are exciting times for everyone involved!

www.thegothamproject.com

ICON Yachts team will be present at the coming Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show. The team will be onboard MY Party Girl (Ex-Meridian). To set up a meeting please contact marcela.royer@iconyachts.eu

In 2015 ICON Yachts rebuilt this unique ice-breaking yacht extensively in joint collaboration with Verkerk Yachting Projects. Resulting from this, she is now amongst the first ice-capable yachts with Lloyds 1A ice class in the world!

Icon Yachts are proud to have launched the 77 meter MY LEGEND in March this year after an extensive refit and conversion. Finishing the project in such a quick delivery time is quite impressive considering more than 100 tons of steel and aluminum were renewed, and the project even included lengthening of the stern by 3.6 meters.

Unlike any other yacht in the world, she is really a one of a kind explorer vessel that has been completely redesigned by our team of experts here at ICON.

Her explorer exterior with fully classified hull is such a contrast to her elegant luxurious interior boasting a Balinese-themed spa and cinema room.

MY LEGEND can accommodate 26 guests in a total of 13 uniquely designed staterooms, which ICON detailed with the highest skill and precision for the Owner.

 Launching party will be held at the shipyard on October 28th, 2016. 

ICON Yachts is delighted to announce ‘THE GOTHAM PROJECT’ a truly unique yacht designed for the discerning few. Build by ICON yachts in Holland and designed in partnership with ER Yacht Design ‘THE GOTHAM PROJECT’ promises to be one of the most ICONIC yachts of the future.

Due for delivery in Spring 2019 and available through Bristow-Holmes brokerage company, this is without a doubt the most exciting yacht under construction and represents the fresh, bold approach to the world of yachting that Bristow-Holmes projects embody.

About the Designer:

IVAN ERDEVICKI Naval Architecture & Yacht Design, Inc. is a company, based in Vancouver, Canada, engaged in the design and development of luxury Superyachts, from 30m to over 130m plus in size and high-quality performance Leisure Craft and Workboats. The Company was founded and managed by Ivan Erdevicki, President and chief designer.

For more information, please visit www.thegothamproject.com

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Northrop & Johnson now holds the central agency for the 28meter new build project the ICON Islander.

About the ICON Islander
Islander is the epitome of a pocket superyacht in every way. Built by the world renowned Dutch megayacht manufacturer ICON Yachts, the designer Ken Freivokh, who is better known for creations such as Maltese Falcon & IV. Islander is perhaps the only yacht in her size range to ever boast such impressive credentials.

Islander is designed to be a luxury long range cruiser, with all the amenities of a much larger yacht, but packaged in a more manageable and smaller vessel for the owner who does not want the overheads associated with a larger yacht and more crew.

With a cruising range of 2,200 nautical miles made possible by her hybrid propulsion, Islander is capable extended cruising, giving her owner unprecedented exploring possibilities previously only seen in traditional full displacement explorer vessel in this size range. Islander takes these aspects and combines them with the most popular features seen in production flybridge yachts, to give you the best of both worlds.

For more information please contact Northrop & Johnson

ICON Yachts is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a certification for its quality management systems, passing with flying colors. The shipyard underwent an extensive audit that looked into all aspects from departments such as project management, production and sales.

The certification in question, ISO 9001:2008, can be achieved by organizations that demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets high demands and regulatory requirements while aiming to enhance customer satisfaction through the application of its quality management systems.

“We are immensely proud to have achieved the recognition. It was a remarkable effort and is something everyone involved can take pride in having accomplished. The ISO is an often overlooked tool that few work with, but at ICON Yachts it is baked into our operations and is a very active tool in ensuring the utmost quality throughout all aspects of our work,” says chief executive officer Jen Wartena.

ICON Yachts are looking forward to meeting our clients, partners and existing as well as new friends at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show – the 25th anniversary of the grand yachting extravaganza in the heart of the Principality.

Our presence will be headed up by ICON Yachts’ chief executive officer Jen Wartena, who will be supported by our head of project development, Stephan Vitus, and our business development manager Marcela Royer, among others.

Located on the T pier at stand Q13, we have a lot of exciting things in the works both in Monaco and back home in The Netherlands. We are working on exciting projects which we will unveil at the show. Stay tuned!

To arrange a meeting or find out more about our activities in Monaco this year, please contact: info@iconyachts.eu.

ICON Yachts have announced the order by an experienced Yachtsmen for the biggest new construction project for the shipyard so far. Tim Heywood is responsible for the sleek and timeless lines of the project.

Jen Wartena, CEO: “This project will be the largest yacht to date that ICON Yachts has built. We are excited to have been rewarded with the construction of this project with such  fantastic pedigree.”

With the stunning design of the famous hands of Tim Heywood this yacht features a helicopter-pad on the foredeck, a full owners deck with a vast suite with 280 degree viewing of the scenery on the forward upper deck. A central stern garage will accommodate a large limousine tender and the spectacular iconic beach club with a large bathing platform will be connected straight to the guest accommodation. An eight meter pool with glass bottom will flood the tender bay that can also function as an internal seawater pool.

The powering for the 17kn top speed and long range efficiency will be realized with a state of the art diesel electric hybrid propulsion setup.

She is scheduled to complete in Summer 2017.

ICON Yachts is located along the North sea cost of Holland with unrestricted access for large yachts builds and refits super yachts up to 150 meter. With a strong reputation for fast and trendsetting new construction projects as well as efficient and striking refits the shipyard currently has two large projects inside the vast dry dock.

ICON Yachts team will be at this year’s International Palm Beach Boat Show.  Armed with the latest projects and concepts we are looking forward to catching up with you and your team!

If you have a new build project, refit or anything coming up, you might want to check out our Built yachts, Refit success stories or get inspired with our new ICON concepts.

To arrange a meeting please contact Marcela at marcela.royer@iconyachts.eu
or call her on + 33 647 171 460.

ICON Yachts will be present exploring the Middle East markets in March. Dubai International Boat Show is the largest, most important and most established event of its kind in the region and as one of the fastest growing leisure marine industry exhibitions in the world, the 23rd edition of the event will be a classic showcase of yachts, super cars, equipment and supplies from both local and international builders together with the latest innovations in marine industry.

ICON Yachts will be attending the show from the 5th of March and will be in the area until the 8th. If you wish to set up a meeting please send an email to marcela.royer@iconyachts.eu we are looking forward to enhance our presence in that area and find suitable collaborations in the region.

It was the coldest week of the year in Florida! With temperatures going from 10degrees during the day, down to 4 degrees at night. It was a very unusual climate which lead evidently to lower number visitors at the show. Miami boat show is becoming the show for the small to medium size boats, whereas Ft Lauderdale and the new trending one the Palm beach show are focused mainly on mega yachts. During the show they unveiled the new Watson Island project which consists of a luxury marina for mega yachts. The owners of the yacht and brokerage show- show management state that this will be the place for large mega yachts to be displayed in 2016.

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ICON yachts will be present at the new and trending Palm beach. Marcela Royer responsible for Business Developer will be attending the show from the 26th of March and will be in the area days after the show.  If you wish to set up a meeting please send an email to marcela.royer@iconyachts.eu we are looking forward to meet you.

February 12 to 16, 2015

Welcome to the 27th annual Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach!  We look forward to meeting with you in this famous and fabulous location to discuss the ongoing, upcoming projects as well as new projects that are taking place at our buzzing shipyard.
With the current projects with a total length of 180 metres inside our dry dock there is plenty to talk about and update you with.

We are delighted to introduce Marcela Royer who recently joined us in the sales and marketing team.  Having an international background and an MBA from Hult International Business School, she is also the founder of the Young Professionals in Yachting Association at the Monaco Yacht Club. Together with CEO, Jen Wartena and Head of Project Development, Stephan Vitus, Marcela is responsible to strengthen our presence and activities all over the globe.

Fluent in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and English; she will be based in Monaco.  Marcela will also represent ICON Yachts at upcoming shows and is looking forward to meeting you!

Mobile  :  +33 (0) 647 171 460    Monaco
Email    :  marcela.royer@iconyachts.eu

Dear All, with the year drawing to a close we wanted to thank you for your continued trust, enthusiasm and passion for our yachts and the people that make them what they are – true icons.

Have a wonderful festive season and our best wishes for a healthy, successful and exciting year 2015 to you, your family and loved ones!

Your ICON Team click for the video

ICON Yachts are excited to announce that the famous Sherakhan has returned to her elements after a successful and work intense refit in only eight weeks.

The occasion was celebrated in Harlingen by invitation of the incredible team of Sherakhan and the crew with a fabulous party and life band performance.  Jan Verkerk, who oversaw the refit also took the opportunity to celebrate his belayed birthday and with over hundred and fifty guests the entertainment kept everybody warm.

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“Congratulations to the whole team and very special thanks to the crew, who we very much enjoyed working with.”

Jen Wartena, CEO

 

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Sherakhan received a complete exterior repaint in a stylish and timeless colour scheme together with an extensive schedule of technical services and upgrades.  The main generators were exchanged upgrading the vessel with state of the art low emission power generation.

Already on route to Antigua Sherakhan is looking forward to a busy charter season.  We wish her and the crew well and look forward to seeing her back at ICON.  Find more information here: www.sherakhan.com

For charter enquiries please contact:
T: +31(0)6 53 51 0780
E: office@sherakhan.com

 

The project is scheduled to complete early 2017 and boasts a number of specific features, such as a low profile engine room featuring five vast guest suits on the lower deck connecting in ICON fashion to a large wellness area and gymnasium opening to a sea terrace.  A full size swimming pool with waterfall on the aft deck and extensive exterior spaces make this a true ICON.  The timeless lines of Tim Heywood and interior design by Studio Massari combine the best of all worlds.

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With near enough 1000 sqm owner’s and luxury accommodation the layout presented dominates by large spaces centred around a circular staircase with a glass lift. The owner’s suite forward on the upper deck with panoramic views connects to a private terrace on the fwd deck. Large cinema and dining area are aimed at entertaining up to 19 guests with seamless transitions from interior to exterior spaces.

An extensive array of water toys compliment the two ten meter custom tenders and a third crew tender located in a vast garage in the forward part of the hull with large side shell doors. The project for an undisclosed client will be delivered to Lloyds and MCA classification.

Outline Specification:
Length Overall: 75,80 m
Length Waterline: 66,00 m
Beam Molded: 13,50 m
Gross Tonnage: 2015 GT
Top Speed: 16 kn
Cruise Speed: 14 kn
Crew: 28
Owner and Guests: 12 (max 19 when not operating commercially)
Exterior Design: Tim Heywood
Interior Design: Studio Massari

2014 sees ICON Yachts take up residence for the first year in the prestigious Yacht Builder’s Pavilion at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which takes place between the 20th October and the 3rd November.

Hosting the stand (1318) will be ICON’s Director of Project Management Stephan Vitus, with support from the project development team.

Stephan said: “We have a great location to mark our first year in the Yacht Builder’s Pavilion, and are looking forward to an outstanding show.”

To arrange a meeting or find out more about our activities in Fort Lauderdale this year, please contact:
Foekje.Westra@iconyachts.eu.

ICON Yachts have been commissioned to complete this bespoke conversion project.

Diana Yacht Design is finalizing the design for the transformation of the 73 metre (240 ft) explorer yacht Legend (ex: Giant).

Legend is a fully classified Class 1 icebreaking ship, which will be converted into a superb charter yacht, capable of carrying 30 guests, without losing her safety and strength as an icebreaker. The vessel was originally built to the highest specifications by the IHC Holland shipyard.

Alongside the completion of the technical and system upgrades of this magnificent Icebreaker, extensive modifications to her exterior will be made. The stern will be extended by 3.6 metres and will be equipped with a swim platform and a swimming pool. The helicopter landing pad will be commercially certified and a submarine will be stored in a garage on the forward deck.

The project is being managed by Verkerk Yachting Projects, the design and the engineering is performed by DIANA Yacht Design and she will be fully Lloyds certified. (Solas passenger yacht 30 pax ) Legend will be used for adventurous charters in the remote areas of the world, such as Antarctica, Greenland and the North Pole.

For charter enquiries please contact Verkerk Yachting:
legend@charteryacht.nl

ICON Yachts have been commissioned to refit this impressive 1945 Gross Tonnage.

She will be treated to a new exterior paint system and new generators. During her brief visit to the yard ICON will undergo a thorough systems service and maintenance campaign. The project is being managed by Verkerk Yachting Projects.

Sherakhan is one of the most impressive superyachts available for charter. Her luxurious interior, décor and layout combines perfectly to give a feeling of grandeur and comfort. The added extras such as the glass bottom jacuzzi and the themed cabins make this yacht one of the very best available for charter.

After her refit Sherakhan will depart for the Caribbean to continue her World Trip 2014/2015. Find more information here: www.sherakhan.com

For charter enquiries please contact:
T: +31(0)6 53 51 0780
E: office@sherakhan.com

ICON Yachts are proud to announce the opening of a brand new office in Monaco.

Full plans will be unveiled at our stand at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show (from September 24th).

ICON Yachts
Le Ruscino
14, Quai Antoine 1er
98000 Monaco

T: +377 93 25 15 99
E: sales@iconyachts.eu

ICON Yachts are looking forward to welcoming clients, partners and new friends on our new stand at our new location at the Monaco Yacht – Q14

In addition to our stand the 68m M/Y ICON will be at the show providing a full private VIP tender service. We will also be hosting a cocktail party at this year’s show (details to follow).

ICON’s CEO Jen Wartena will be hosting our presence at this year’s show, with support from Stephan Vitus.

“This is an important year for us in Monaco, as we get ready to open our new office there. We hope that many of our friends and clients will be able to join us to and help us to celebrate a big milestone in ICON’s exciting development plans.” Jen Wartena, CEO

To arrange a meeting or find out more about our activities in Monaco this year, please contact:
info@iconyachts.eu

Icon Yachts have made a recent round of key new appointments to support the company’s ambitious development plans:

Kor Kingma, Project Engineer Interior
Frank Mens, Purchasing and After Sales
Rene Couperus, Project Manager
New Project Development Member