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Charter yacht of the week: The 68.2 metre go-anywhere explorer Ragnar

20 October 2021• Written by Olivia Michel


Motor Yacht


Royal Niestern Sander ·  68.2 m ·  2012

Each week we put a spotlight on our favourite superyachts for charter, highlighting any exciting updates from refit works to itinerary changes. This week, it’s Ragnar.

All imagery courtesy of Tom Van Oossanen.

Key details

Originally launched by Royal Niestern Sander as an ice-breaking support vessel for the oil industry in 2012, Ragnar was completely rebuilt and relaunched as a luxury explorer yacht in 2020. Her conversion project was overseen by Icon Yachts with RWD designing the transformed vessel both inside and out. She measures 68.2 metres LOA and can accommodate up to 12 guests and 17 crew.

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Why Ragnar is the perfect charter yacht

Ragnar has the robust build of an explorer combined with the luxury amenities of a superyacht. Able to cruise through Arctic ice and with a cruising range of 6,000 nautical miles, Ragnar can offer some truly unique cruising experiences in remote destinations.

There’s also a fleet of toys for guests to play with that will help you explore each destination to its full extent. This includes an Airbus EC145 helicopter for heliskiing, ski-scooters, an amphibious vehicle and a three-passenger submarine to explore the depths, plus scuba diving gear and e-foils which are great for using in warmer climes.

The extensive wellness centre features a massage room, sauna, steam room, gym and foot spa, plus a top-deck Jacuzzi and a cosy observation lounge. Charter broker Burgess recommends chartering Ragnar for at least a week to fully experience everything on offer. 

What’s new with Ragnar?

An exciting new itinerary: returning to the region from which she gets her Nordic name, Ragnar will be spending her winter in Norway. From mid-December she will be based in Tromsø, offering a seven-day itinerary to cruise the Lofoten islands and Arctic Circle where guests can look for the Northern Lights and enjoy whale watching and dog sledding over the festive period.

Ragnar is managed for charter by Burgess with a weekly winter charter rate starting from $650,000.

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