What is it: Legend, a 77.4 metre high latitude-capable explorer for up to 26 guests. Originally an icebreaking tug, she was converted to a yacht in 1999, before a massive refit to true superyacht standards in 2016.
Why we love it: Through her styling, dimensions and some of the original mechanics, Legend, which is available for charter with Camper and Nicholsons, preserves the spirit of the Russian icebreaker that plied the northern reaches of the globe during the Cold War, but her year-long rebuild at Icon Yachts – which earned her a World Superyacht Award in 2017 – turned the tough vessel into a spectacular charter yacht. This Orient Express of the sea comes with an art deco inspired master suite, fire pits, top of the line gym, a garage full of toys including a submarine, and a certified helipad for a six-passenger Eurocopter.
Design genius: Reimagining the vessel inside and out made it possible to add a large heated pool and storage for the helicopter protected from weather.
Perfect for: History buffs, large families, film directors or novelists with means.