Explorer yacht Legend delivered after extensive Icon Yachts refit
by Chris Jefferies
The entire project – which was to rebuild her completely and transform Legend into a luxurious explorer superyacht – was finished in less than 12 months, the refit yard said. She was successfully relaunched in March and left the Harlingen yard for sea trials last month.
Formerly known as Giant, her bright red hull finish has been replaced by a more discreet dark grey exterior. The design and engineering of the rebuild of one of the largest explorer yachts in the world was done by Diana Yacht Design to full Lloyds certification. The fully classified Class 1 icebreaking ship was designed to become a charter yacht that could carry 30 guests without compromising on safety and strength.
Her new 2,290GT interior, by Thom Beerens and Jan Verkerk, boasts both a large dining table and a smaller dining area inside on her main deck. Legend also has a fitness room, movie theatre and a medical suite on the main deck. Above, there are several spaces to relax or entertain, complete with a Grand piano and other instruments.
The owner’s deck has a helicopter pad on the aft deck, with the owner’s suite inside which boasts a king size bed, a settee sofa, a bar and luxurious his and hers en-suites. The other guest cabins are split between the main and boat decks.
Legend’s extensive changes include lengthening the stern by 3.6 metres, adding a swimming platform and a swimming pool. Icon Yachts also created a foredeck garage for storing a submarine.
Outside, a large dining table sits on the aft deck, with a lounging and sunbathing area, a bar and a barbecue area on the boat deck. Cranes were also added for launching all manner of water toys.
Legend is now available for charter, with Camper & Nicholsons International appointed as the central agent. Prices start at €455,000 per week for either Northern Europe in summer or South America in winter.