Originally launched in 1974, the Class 1 icebreaker vessel Legend (that time known as Giant) was built by IHC Verschure. She was used in the Baltic Sea back in the Soviet times during the Cold War. Later on, she was bought by Jan Verkerk, whose main goal was to bring something exceptional to the yachting market. Then motor yacht Legend went through a massive rebuild and transformation at the Icon Yachts shipyard and was relaunched in March 2016.
M/Y Legend was known for her outstanding ability to cruise anywhere in the world. She was recently spotted cruising in the icy waters of Antarctica. This adds to her reputation of being a safe and exceptional performance icebreaker.
The legendary superyacht was redesigned and engineered by Diana Yacht Design and was built to full Lloyds certification. Motor yacht Legend is now on of the most luxurious charter yachts capable of carrying 30 guests and 19 crew to ensure the highest standard of service is delivered at all times.
In collaboration with Verkerk Yachting Projects, Icon Yachts completed a rebuilt of the yacht, which included the extension of her stern by 3.6m to measure 77.40m/263’11”. The interior, piping, electronics, electrical, main engines and generators, pumps, heating and air conditioning, mechanical systems, and incinerator have been added or replaced with the highest quality equipment.
This luxury explorer vessel carries two large tenders, a submarine, wave runners, snow scooters and other equipment perfect for exploring the most remote areas.
Luxury amenities include but not limited to a Balinese Spa with Sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, beauty salon, and a movie theatre and a swimming pool. Luxury accommodation layout consists of 13 guest cabins, including a master stateroom, 7 double suites, 3 twin suites and tow convertible.
Below are some breathtaking images of Legend in Antarctica.
If you would like to charter motor yacht Legend please contact your preferred charter broker now.
Location details: November 2016 to February 2017: Antarctica/ Patagonia (based in Falkland Islands)
March to April 2017: Patagonia /Panama/ Caribbean/ Mexico
May to 19th of June 2017: Greenland/ Northern Europe
July / August / September 2017: Mediterranean
December 2017 to February 2018: Antarctica/ Patagonia