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ICON launches newly converted 68m explorer yacht Ragnar

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Laura Nicholls

Originally named Sanaborg, the 68.2-metre Ragnar has been undercover at ICON Yachts since July 2017 undergoing an extensive conversion. Yesterday, the team at the Dutch yard floated Ragnar out from her shed to reveal her all-new explorer style. Ragnar yacht launch at Icon YachtsPhoto: Guy FleuryBuilt in 2012 by Koninklijke Niestern Sander as an ice-breaking multipurpose support supply vessel, the project has converted Ragnar into a luxury explorer superyacht. The owner was inspired by medieval war craftsmanship and sought the help of RWD to form a modern and sleek style for the superyacht, who is now LY3 compliant and one of the few explorers with ICE Class A1 hull. Ragnar yacht launch at Icon YachtsPhoto: Guy FleuryThanks to her new ICE class PC5 rated electric driven ice pods, Ragnar can reach a range of 6,000 nautical miles and venture into shallow waters due to her low draft of 3.15-metres and air-cooled generator.Ragnar yacht launch at Icon YachtsPhoto: Guy FleuryDuring the conversion works, ICON Yachts has increased the number of staterooms to house up to 16 guests, built a certified helicopter landing pad and dedicated a deck for the collection of toys such as the Ripsaw EV2, Helicopter EC145, two tenders, Sea explorer submarine, two jet skis, two laser sailing boats and the RIB Castoldi 26. Ragnar yacht launch at Icon YachtsPhoto: Guy FleuryThe toys can be accessed via the floating beach club and its retractable gangway, which also leads to the leisure area with its massage room, sauna, gym, ice pool, snow room, ski room, swimming pool and jacuzzi. 

The 2,450 GT ice-breaker explorer yacht Ragnar will be available for charter with Burgess.

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