Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts‘ 68.2m/233.8ft explorer yacht PROJECT RAGNAR has entered the final stages of her conversion, with delivery to her Owners expected before the end of 2019. Once complete, she will offer expedition yacht charters the world over, commencing by putting her ICE-Class hull to work in Greenland and Alaska.
The two-year conversion from 2012 naval ship SANABORG began in July 2017 and has seen the installation of a range of luxury amenities, including a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a leisure centre containing a snow room, massage room, cold plunge pool and sauna, plus storage for a helicopter, submarine, two 8m/26ft tenders and a Ripsaw luxury supertank. The accommodation provides for up to 16 guests across seven en-suite cabins, of which two are Master suites.
These interiors will be styled by British designers RWD, who have the unusual brief of medieval-themed warfare, added to which is a blend of British heritage and sleek modern styling. The design studio will also be responsible for her exteriors, which feature ample outdoor space on the aft decks and sundeck.
Moreover, her naval background has produced an already sturdy platform designed for use in and to withstand rough weather conditions, with Icon Yachts previously describing E/Y PROJECT RAGNAR as a ‘rhino disguised as a swan’. As such, she has a surplus of power and is capable of a range of 6,000 nautical miles using diesel-electric propulsion with electric pod drives.