Icon Yachts releases timelapse video of Project Ragnar conversion
Dutch yard Icon Yachts has released a timelapse video showing the in-build progress of the ongoing 68.2 metre conversion Project Ragnar.
The boat, which was previously an icebreaker called Sanaborg, is currently being converted into a luxury explorer. Built in 2012 from a steel hull, Sanaborg is being given an extreme makeover with interior and exterior styling from British design studio RWD.
It comes after the yard released the first images of the in-progress yacht since it entered the shed in July 2017. Now well underway, the new and improved superyacht is due for an expected 2019 delivery.
Icon Yachts previously said that the aim of the conversion was to balance British heritage and medieval warship design influences with sleek modern lines. When complete, Project Ragnar will boast an Ice Class A1 hull, ideal for global exploration, particularly in high latitude areas.
Fully LY3 compliant, her accommodation will allow for 16 guests split across eight cabins, including two owner’s suites. Standout features will include a superyacht spa, complete with massage room and snow room, a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi.
Toy storage is plentiful with a tender garage that will house a Ripsaw EV2 ATV, a Sea explorer submarine, two Jet Skis, two laser-class sailing boats, two six metre RIBS and two eight metre tenders, including a Castoldi 26. Meanwhile, a fully certified helipad will carry a Eurocopter EC145.
Power will come from a pair of PC5 diesel electric pod-drive engines that will allow for a maximum cruising range of 6,000 nautical miles. In a statement, the yard previously said: “Originally built to confront rough weather conditions, she actually has a surplus of power. She is strong as a rhino disguised as a swan.”