Icon Yachts has announced that it will undertake the conversion of M/Y SANABORG, a 2012-built support supply vessel with ice-braking capabilities that will become a luxury expedition yacht under the codename of PROJECT RAGNAR.
The conversion will take place at the facilities in Harlingen in the Netherlands and will result in a 68m/223ft luxury explorer yacht capable of a range of 6,000 nautical miles.
Redman Whiteley Dixon has created several concepts for the exterior styling and PROJECT RAGNAR will feature a Certified ICE Class A1 hull, plus ICE Class PC5 rated electric driven ice pods and will be LY3 class compliant.
The space currently occupied by tanks will be converted into living spaces, with room for a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool while still leaving room for storage of tenders and toys. She is currently planned to have a helicopter, a Sea Explorer submarine and even a luxury Ripsaw EV2 on board.
Once completed, PROJECT RAGNAR’s luxury facilities will include a massage room, sauna, gym, an ice pool and a snow room along with a spacious main salon and extensive outdoor living spaces.
Following the rebuild of the 1974 superyacht LEGEND (ex.GIANT), Icon Yachts has received countless enquiries for conversion projects. More information on the conversion of SANABORG into PROJECT RAGNAR will emerge at the Monaco Yacht Show.