The Dutch shipyard ICON Yachts has just announced the completion of a deal that sees a new owner substantially strengthening the future of the company.
This new backing will not only secure the yard’s current projects but allow ICON to remain an independent company and embark upon an exciting new growth phase. The ICON brand will continue to focus on delivering award-winning megayachts of exceptional design and build quality.
These qualities, together with ICON’s innovative manufacturing processes and unrivalled, modern facilities, are providing the unique mix that led the new investor to the ICON brand. This entity will bring to ICON a proven track record of nurturing the continued success of industrial and financial groups combined with a long held passion for superyachts.
“This deal sees the marriage of new long term committed investment with our proven capabilities at Icon Yachts. It's the strengthening of our financial backbone that we have been seeking since we embarked on our ambitious journey to create this forward-thinking shipyard. We are building increasingly larger and more technically challenging yachts up to 145 meters and of the finest Dutch quality” said CEO Jen Wartena.
The shipyard is currently working on the refits of Princess Too and the 62.50m motor yacht Icon, which was also sold recently.
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA