M/Y PROJECT MASTER was first unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show 2021 as a 66m/217ft Offshore Rescue and Support Vessel to be converted and extended into a family-friendly luxury expedition yacht with a global cruising range and charter potential.
Espen Øino International has designed the interior and exterior appearance to incorporate the client’s wishes and requirements. By re-purposing an existing vessel, much of the construction time has been reduced while conserving resources. According to ICON Yachts, ‘close to 80% of the original vessel will be re-used or upcycled’, and even the removed elements will return to the marine industry as spares in accordance with ICON Yacht’s ISO 14001 certification.
Described as a ‘state-of-the-art explorer’, PROJECT MASTER will have an abundance of space to store a submarine, exploration gear, numerous tenders and a massive selection of water toys. Notable features include a fully certified helideck, a Jacuzzi, spa, sauna and gym.
The overnight accommodation will sleep 12 guests over 6 well-proportioned guest cabins, consisting of 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 3 twin cabins.
The Master suite will be three decks above the other guests suites and have an area of 135m2/1,453ft2 in addition to a private Owner’s deck. The crew accommodation provides for 16, with 6 additional berths for staff or expedition experts.
Diesel Electric Hybrid Voith Propellers will give a top speed of 14 knots and provide near-silent cruising and a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 7 knots.
ICON Yachts will soon welcome another 70m/230ft conversion project to its dry dock: PROJECT UFO. Despite being the same size, both vessels will be fully custom to their Owners’ requirements, creating a unique and personalised environment on board.