For a winter escape to warm and pristine waters, look no further than 67.5 metre Icon. As of January 2019 she will be available for charter with Bluewater in the unspoilt cruising grounds of the Seychelles – and with over 100 islands there’s no better way to explore the archipelago than by boat. Here’s why this stunning superyacht charter should be top of your list…
Spread across 115 islands in a quiet pocket of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles offers unparalleled opportunities to discover peaceful anchorages in unspoiled surroundings. While the Caribbean has long been the go-to destination for some winter sun, the aquamarine waters and white sand beaches of the Seychelles could certainly give it a run for its money.
Home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the islands offer both natural beauty and a colourful local culture. Days are best spent island hopping and discovering hidden bays, exploring the coral reefs and their bountiful marine life, or hopping ashore and sampling the very best of Creole cuisine at the local markets.
While the islands are dotted with five-star oceanfront hotels there's no better way to explore than from the water. With ample outdoor space spread across four expansive decks, Icon is the perfect option for making the most out of the Seychelles.
Built to a design by RWD and delivered in 2010, she is truly magnificent inside and out. A full refit in 2014 added five metres to her length, allowing for a spectacular infinity pool on the aft deck that offers uninterrupted views out across the Indian Ocean, while large sun pads either side provide the ultimate lounging spot.
Beneath, Icon’s beach club is a wellness centre at sea, with a four-person sauna, hammam, steam room and gym complete with Technogym equipment. Glass panels in the pool create a beautiful light show in the beach club below while a large fold-down swim platform makes for easy access to the water.
Guests can spend hours on the water with Icon’s impressive collection of adrenaline-fuelled water toys such as Seabobs, water skis and wakeboards, and towables including a five-person banana. For those who enjoy a more leisurely afternoon, there’s also a selection of paddleboards and kayaks, perfect for investigating some of the wild and uninhabited islands.
Plus, the Seychelles’ crystal waters play host to a kaleidoscope of marine life and are known to have some of the best snorkelling spots in the world, so be sure to grab a mask and fins and explore the underwater world.
When it comes to dining on board, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy meals al fresco across all decks, with seating for sundowners both on the upper aft deck and forward.
Inside, her interiors by Studio Linse are bright and contemporary, with large windows flooding the main saloon with light. She can accommodate up to 12 guests in seven en suite cabins including a duplex master suite complete with a private observation lounge and office, as well as two double cabins and four convertible twins.
Captained by Jeremy Dean, with guests catered to by an exceptional crew of 17, you can sit back and relax in total luxury on board Icon this winter.
To book your dream superyacht charter in the Seychelles, or for further information, contact email@example.com or visit bluewateryachting.com