Developed by IVAN ERDEVICKI Naval Architecture & Yacht Design in close collaboration with ICON Yachts BV of The Netherlands, Inc., the new ICON–ER175 yacht concept has been honoured with the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2013 in the category of the ‘Best Concept Design of 50 meters and above’, received at the Connaught Hotel in London, on April 19, 2013. The breath-taking motor yacht ICON ER175 design is a 53,4m High Speed Superyacht, featured for the first time at the Monaco Yacht Show 2012.
The ER175 yacht styling is a futuristic looking vessel with sleek lines, stunning looks, a powerful image with comfortable luxurious interior and ample deck space for leisure and entertaining. The yacht features three full decks plus fly bridge all elegantly incorporated within an aerodynamic superstructure.
The exceptional 53,4-metre hull and superstructure of luxury yacht ER175 concept is one harmonious integrated structure with the design focused towards the boat’s efficiency, sea worthiness and overall reliability. The yacht is under 500 GRT, a semi-displacement hull with maximum speed of 31 plus knots and transatlantic range at cruising speed.
The long waterline hull of ER175 yacht concept is designed for fuel efficiency whilst the powerful bullet shaped bow defined by natural sheer lines will carve through the waves and provide reserve buoyancy for a smoother ride.
The designer Ivan Erdevicki said about superyacht ER175 design: “The design was influenced by the market requirement, which is moving toward implementing the newest technology and ‘green solutions, packaged in a minimalistic styling with clean lines but with sculptured shaped surfaces. It was driven by a strong tendency for innovation in the design, external styling, interior ergonomics and performance. In general, clients seem to be more open to new solutions for custom-built yachts and this was our answer.”