ICON Yachts Superyacht Baton Rouge nominated finalist World Superyacht Awards 2011

The magnificent 63 metre ICON Yachts’ superyacht, Baton Rouge, has been ...

ICON Yachts Superyacht Baton Rouge nominated finalist World Superyacht Awards 2011

January 24, 2011

Written by Mike Smith

The magnificent 63 metre ICON Yachts’ superyacht, Baton Rouge, has been nominated as a finalist for the World Superyacht Awards of 2011.  Please go here for high res yacht images of Baton Rouge.

Yacht Baton Rouge

Boat International Media revealed the nominations list for the World Superyacht Awards 2011. The awards will take place on the 7th May 2011 in London. ‘Baton Rouge’ is nominated amongst six other stunning vessels in the Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 2,999GT, ca 60m – 84m category.

Now into its sixth year, the World Superyacht Awards honour the finest new superyacht builds delivered to their owners in the past twelve months.

Jen Wartena, Director ICON Yachts: “We are proud to be selected as finalist and to be in such good company. Our congratulations and thanks go to the client, the designers and all the team involved especially from Burgess. We thoroughly enjoyed creating her and look forward to the award ceremony.”

ICON Yachts Superyacht Baton Rouge - exterior

Superyacht Baton Rouge, is the most recent launch of 62,5M superyachts completed by ICON Yachts, who are quickly establishing a name for excellent craftsmanship and innovative construction methods with leading edge technology and best value in Dutch Built Quality.

ICON Yachts Superyacht Baton Rouge Spa Pool - Image by Superyacht Media

At 1,420 gross tons, this imposing full displacement motor yacht offers incredible volume over her six decks – probably more volume than any other 63m yacht currently on the water. While constructed to a similar hull and machinery platform as the first Icon delivered last year, according to Rupert Nelson, Sales Director with Burgess in Monaco, “Baton Rouge is effectively a totally customised vessel, radically different in concept and really pushes the design boundaries, resulting in a spectacular yacht with innumerable unique features.”

ICON Yachts Superyacht Baton Rouge - Upper aft Deck - Image by Superycht Media

The theme of space continues through to the deck areas of the Icon yacht Baton Rouge which are just as expansive with great outdoor spaces for lounging and dining, a pool with jet stream, a dedicated sundeck (which converts to a party deck) with an enormous circular sun pad, and an inviting beach club lounge at sea level.

A gym and a very comprehensive inventory of water toys and tenders along with state-of-the-art entertainment and communications systems complete the picture of a yacht which has been conceived by a highly experienced team to deliver the very ultimate charter experience.

ICON Yachts Superyacht Baton Rouge Profile Underway

“The construction of such a yacht is an incredible team effort, under the guiding baton of the Client. The enthusiasm shown by all at ICON, from the shop floor to the boardroom, has been rewarded by a truly remarkable achievement, a yacht of the very best quality ready to sail anywhere in the world.

It has been a great pleasure for me to show how a sister ship, under the skin, can look very different from her Icon siblings, especially when finished in metallic silver lacquer!” Tim Heywood

“Her owners have inspired a wonderfully varied and complex interior, where color and texture come together to create a fabulous feeling of spirit and originality, Bravo Icon Yachts!

Being able to tie together complimenting styles with lavish attention to detail is a skill which requires a great design confidence and an empathy for the client. Baton Rouge is a true reflection of the owner‟s style, passion for colour and great sense of fun all brought together within a fabulous Tim Heywood exterior.” Justin from Redman Whiteley Dixon.

ICON Yachts Baton Rouge Interior

Fully stabilised and optimised in every respect for luxury living afloat, her extensive interior guest areas comprise multiple lounges and a choice of dining options, which cohesively encompass both townhouse elegance and beach house chic to suit one’s mood. Accommodation for 14 guests in 7 large cabins is configured as a superb 100 sqm master suite on the main deck, two VIP cabins on the upper deck, plus two doubles and two convertible doubles/twins on the lower deck.

The main saloon is the more formal area of the yacht, neutrally decorated. Forward there is a dining table that seats 14. The focus is inwards and on the occupants rather than outwards – even the tray ceiling draws the eye to the centre of the room.

The ICON Yachts Superyacht Baton Rouge

Full of wonderful textures, ranging from beautiful woods, leathers, marbles, nickel and bronze details, to hand-crafted furniture and original artwork, Baton Rouge’s eclectic contemporary interior is both serene and stylish.

ICON Yachts Superyacht Baton Rouge - Dining

The view down the centreline of the upper saloon emphasizes Baton Rouge‟s length. This deck is more relaxed in style and ambiance, featuring various distinct areas for playing games, reading books or drinking at the bar. Guests can also take in the views in the observation lounge.

ICON Yacht Baton Rouge


ICON Yachts Superyacht Baton Rouge - Interior Image by Supryacht Media

The theme of long vistas is repeated on the upper deck where the full beam observation lounge offers uninterrupted spectacular viewing through the enormous semi circular window panes over the fore deck. A large playing table by Silverline to the aft stbd side is well equipped to convert into any card playing setup preferred.

ICON Yachts Superyacht Baton Rouge - Observation Lounge - Image by SuperyachtMedia


Superyacht Baton Rouge - Swim Deck

Adjacent to the beach club and its air-conditioned lounge is the fully equipped dive room and a gymnasium. An impressive quota of toys includes a luxury Meyer limousine tender stowed aft on the main deck, plus wave runners, sea bobs, kayaks, windsurfers, Kitesurfers and Bobdives.

ICON Yachts Superyacht Baton Rouge - Interior Detail


ICON Yacht Baton Rouge - Owners' Suite

From the initial meeting, the owners wanted their suite to contain his and hers offices, „says Justin Redman of RWD. „They also asked for a bath with a view, lots of hanging garment space and an area where their belongings can be locked away when the yacht charters. Their many years chartering has given them a clear and reasonable picture of what they wanted for their own accommodations.‟


ICON Yachts Superyacht Baton Rouge - Staterooms

The accommodation deck – and there are just four spacious guest suites here, the other two being two decks above – is a showstopper. From the spiral staircase amidships, guests descend to a lower lobby that leads not only just to their suites but also down a sweeping corridor to the beach club astern.

Length Overall: 62.5 meters
Length Waterline: 51.45 meters
Moulded Breadth: 11.40 meters
Maximum Breadth:11.85 meters
Draught Maximum:3.70 meters
Moulded Depth:6.30 meters

Lloyds‟s Register of Shipping, 100A1 SSC YACHT LMC G6 UMS
Additional regulations: The yacht Baton Rouge was built to the requirements of the Isle of Man. Complying with LY2 code.
Gross Tons: 1423
Net Tons: 426
Hull Material: A-Steel
Superstructure material: Aluminium
Sundeck structure, antenna mast and large doors and hatches Light weight / high strength composites
Date of Build 2010 Builder ICON Yachts BV
Port of Build: Harlingen, The Netherlands
Naval Architect: ICON Yachts BV – Jouke van der Baan – Vuyk Engineering Groningen
Model testing: The hull was tested in the model basin of the MARIN Institute in The Netherlands. In addition a model of the yacht (hull and superstructure) was tested in the MARIN sea keeping basin.

Designer Exterior styling: Tim Heywood Design
Interior designer Crew Areas: The crew areas were designed by Redman Whitely Dixon and fabricated by Metrica. The interior arrangements will meet the new ILO requirements.
Interior Designer luxury areas: The owners and guests areas were designed by Redman Whitely Dixon and fabricated by Metrica and De Ruiter Quality Interiors, Wheel house Design

The interior styling of the yacht Baton Rouge wheelhouse was carried out by Redman Whiteley Dixon, while the technical design and engineering of the consoles was carried out by Radio Holland and Radio Zeeland under the supervision of the ICON Yacht design team. The co-operation between RH and RZ was special for the purpose of this yacht and has resulted in the first truly “glass bridge”. This will be the ICON standard and will undoubtedly be the new standard for other quality yacht builders.

No. of Guests: 14
No. of Crew: 22

Main Engines
Two MTU® four stroke, 12 cylinder V marine diesel propulsion engines, model 12V-4000-M71, Maximum Continuous Service Rating 2480bhp/1850kW at 2000 rpm.
Max. Speed: 16 knots
Cruise speed: 12 knots
Range at economical speed: 6000 nautical miles

Tenders and Toys
8,1m luxury Meyer Limousine tender stowed on aft MD
6,2m Pascoe MOB stowed on port side foredeck
7,0m Castoldi open guest tender stowed on stbd side foredeck
Two Yamaha Waverunners FX cruiser
Two Skyski Hydrofoil
FlyFish 6 Crystal
Four Sea Bobs
Two Segways
Two Kayaks inflatable
Two Wind Surfers
Two Kitesurfers
Two Bobdives
Eight scuba diving sets
Guest items
Custom pool of 2,5 x 5m with integrated Spa Pool and exercise jets
Barbeque concealed in cabinet on the sundeck
Buffet cabinets with refrigerators, ice makers, plate warmers etc
Beekmans slide-out sun awning over aft pool deck
Multiplex awnings fwd sun deck and aft Upper Deck
Expandable DB Fletcher dining table on aft Bridge Deck
Integrated LED disco lighting in ceiling and bar top and audio system on Sun Deck
One fold down LCD TV in recessed ceiling dome over Bridge Deck dining table
Integrated piano in Upper deck Guest Salon
Picocel / GSM compatible telephone system
Fitness equipment
One Treadmill – Life Fitness 95T linked with LCD TV
One Recline Cycle – Life Fitness 95R linked with LCD TV
One Technogym Kinesis weight machine and bench

ICON Yachts bv
Lange Lijnbaan 7&11
8861 NW Harlingen
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 517 494 627

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