ICON Yacht

For the adventurous soul

The Manifesto

At ICON Yachts we embark on a journey that goes beyond the ordinary: where exploration, scientific research, and sustainability converge to redefine the meaning of yachting with purpose.

Our purpose-driven vessels are gateways to uncharted territories and transformative experiences. We believe in the power of curiosity and the thrill of venturing into the unknown.

Philanthropy is the heartbeat of our mission. We provide a platform for ground-breaking studies and discoveries, integrating an onboard science lab that will fuel innovation and push the boundaries of knowledge.

Sustainability is our commitment towards preserving the beauty of our planet. We lead by example, integrating eco-conscious and responsible practices into aspects of our shipbuilding process.

By joining ICON Yachts, you become a member of a community of individuals who each share a common vision and passion for the oceans we sail upon.

Together, we create a force for positive change, celebrating the beauty of our world, while leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Embarking on a Purposeful Journey

At ICON Yachts, we understand that the spirit of exploration lies at the core of those journey that you might be planning upon our oceans. It is through such exploration that we push the boundaries of possibility, uncover hidden treasures, and embark on extraordinary voyages that ignite the imagination.

Our identity is built upon three pillars that define who we are and guide our every endeavour: Exploration, Philanthropy, and Sustainability.

These pillars form the very essence of our company, shaping our mission to create extraordinary vessels and grant those unforgettable experiences.


Exploration lies at the heart of our shipyard. Our explorer yachts open the door to unexplored horizons, where awe-inspiring landscapes and captivating encounters await.

Exploration however is not limited to geographical discovery: it encompasses a holistic approach to personal growth, cultural immersion, and intellectual curiosity. Each voyage becomes a transformative experience, where lifelong memories are created and new perspectives gained.

Our vessels grant access to extraordinary destinations that are often inaccessible to conventional means of travel. From the frozen landscapes of the polar regions to the pristine beauty of secluded islands, our clients have the privilege to witness untouched natural wonders and encounter rare wildlife in their natural habitats.

By embarking on such a purpose-driven voyage, our clients join a community of adventurous souls who share a deep appreciation for the beauty and diversity of our planet, forever to be preserved.


We established the need to integrate scientific research capabilities into our yachts in order to support and promote philanthropic initiatives dedicated to ocean exploration, conservation, and sustainability.

We are proud to go beyond traditional yacht-building by integrating laboratory and scientific research facilities into our yachts, while also considering the need for research staff’s accommodation, to offer a unique and unparalleled platform for scientists, researchers, and enthusiasts alike.

At ICON, we collaborate with our partners throughout the design process to create explorer yachts that are perfectly suited to support this opportunity to expand ocean research and exploration.

By involving experts in various fields, we ensure that our vessels facilitate data collection, experimentation, and analysis, enabling ground-breaking discoveries in marine biology, oceanography, and more.


Sustainability is our third fundamental value that permeates everything we do. We believe in responsible practices, eco-conscious design, and proactive measures to protect the environments we explore.

With a deep sense of responsibility, we strive to be at the forefront of sustainable innovation, setting new standards for the yachting industry towards preserving our planet for generations to come.

In recognition of our unwavering commitment to sustainability, ICON Yachts has been honoured with prestigious certifications from Lloyd’s Register. In 2021, we became the first Dutch shipbuilding company to be awarded ISO 14001 alongside our earlier ISO 9001 certification.

In this spirit of sustainability, we will continue to embrace the transformative power of conversions, breathing new life into existing vessels and minimizing the environmental impact of new yacht construction.

Voyagers Collective

We are privileged to be surrounded by a community of individuals who share our passion for purpose, exploration, and sustainability. Together, we form a powerful collective that is dedicated to raising awareness within the industry whilst promoting philanthropy too.

Each member of our community brings a unique perspective, expertise, and unwavering dedication to our collective mission.

ICON Yachts is a valued partner of Cookson Adventures.
We have operated multiple expeditions onboard both Legend and Sherakhan and look forward to organising unique expeditions on board Project Master.
Each one of the ICON fleet is an incredible platform for adventure. The capability of ICON’s explorer yachts has enabled us to organise trailblazing voyages centred around purpose-driven travel

Henry Cookson

CEO and FOUNDER of Cookson Adventures

Yachting with a Purpose

Now in our 25th year, SeaKeepers understands the unique power of our community for good. We look forward to working with industry leaders through our DISCOVERY Yacht Programme. We are excited to see our strong partnership with ICON Yachts grow and look forward to advancing marine science and conservation together

Jay Wade
Chairman of The International SeaKeepers Society