Icon Yachts begins 70m superyacht conversion known as Project Master

Icon Yachts’ latest conversion project, the 70-metre (229-foot) Project Master, arrived at the shipyard’s drydock facility in Harlingen.

Icon Yachts have chosen a vastly different style for the platform vessel, a 66m (216ft) offshore rescue and support vessel, for conversion to a global world explorer. The vessel was best suited to the owner’s list of requirements - a world cruiser that’s family-orientated and also suited for charter.

Espen Øino International was contracted in 2021 to develop the design and styling, and throughout the design process has found ways to repurpose a significant proportion of the original vessel. This is not only environmentally positive, but also reduces lead time for the client.

Superyacht being lowered into the water.

Project Master will offer accommodation for 12 guests across six well-appointed guest suites, comprising of two VIPs, three twins and a 135m2 master stateroom and private owner’s deck. The owner’s spaces have additional privacy, being located three decks above the guest suites.

The platform offers more than 800m2 of exterior deck space, while leaving plenty of room for tenders, water toys, a submarine and exploration gear. Icon Yachts will also furnish the platform with a fully-certified helicopter deck.

Tony Gale, CEO at Icon Yachts, commented, “We consider ourselves experts in bringing a totally different skill set to conversions – one that perfectly aligns us with our main goal - to remain at the peak of our market, as the leading conversion specialist.”

While the aft decks and interior of project Master are being stripped away to prepare for the new steel structure, Icon’s next 70m (229ft) project, known as Project UFO, was recently delivered to Icon’s pier in Harlingen.

For more information, visit Icon Yachts.

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