Icon posts 84m 280 yacht construction update

25 July 2018By Miranda Blazeby

Icon Yachts has provided a construction update on one of its biggest new build yachts in construction, the Icon 280.

A video published by the yard shows a group of invited guests on a backstage tour of the 84 metre yacht which is currently scheduled for a summer 2020 delivery.

The project designed by Tim Heywood with naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, has now been listed for sale.

A potential owner would be able to take delivery of the yacht 24 months after signing and would have the ability to customise the interior design.

The yacht was based on a 76 metre hull and superstructure which has been redesigned and lengthened to 84 metres.

The extended yacht now includes a heli deck and larger infinity pool aft.

Accommodation will be for 19 guests, or 12 under commercial rules. The accommodation quarters include a 126-square metre master stateroom on the upper deck which will include sea balconies.

The yacht was designed by Tim Heywood

Icon chief executive Jen Wartena described the Icon 280 as “a yacht of the very best quality”.

“She boasts an imaginative interior, with surfaces and finishes that catapult this yacht into the next decade. Contemporary yet timeless, she is befitting of the most discerning owner or guest.”

Renderings of the project have been released

Exterior designer Heywood added: “The more developed design now boasting a touch-and-go Heli Deck and larger infinity pool aft, all benefiting from naval architecture by Van Oossanen, and the experienced engineering input and superb covered building facilities of the Icon yard in northern Holland.”