Less than one year after Dutch superyacht builder Icon Yachts was launched at Monaco Yacht Show 2006, managing director Wim Koersvelt is delighted to announce that the third Icon 62 metre has been sold and steel will start being cut this September for 2009 delivery.
With exterior styling by Tim Heywood Designs (Pelorus, Carinthia VII, Ice…), she is truly a custom superyacht, designed upon the optimised Icon 62 platform (that allows for more efficient construction, shorter production times and cost-effective ongoing operation).
The Redman Whiteley Dixon interior layout, worked up for the first Icon 62 and including an 85 square metre owner’s apartment over two levels (duplex) with private lounge, has been opted for by the European owner – but in an even bolder way over a larger surface area, also by RWD.
Rupert Nelson, Sales Director of Nigel Burgess’ Monaco office, brokered the project, bringing together builder, designer and owner. Nigel Burgess will put their in-house project management team in place to oversee construction, working at the new Icon Yachts facility at Harlingen alongside the Icon Yachts team and ‘co-makers’.
Wim Koersvelt says: “It is thrilling to have one of the world’s top brokerage firms and two award-winning superyacht design teams placing their trust in Icon Yachts to deliver a custom boat to Northern European standards. We believe that the ‘Icon Concept’ of an optimised technical platform has now been recognised as the best way to build by the industry – and by three owners!”
Icon Yachts will be at the Monaco Yacht Show (stand QS46) where a further announcement will be made.
Drawing courtesy of Tim Heywood and lay-out courtesy of Redman Whiteley & Dixon