Project Ragnar Prepares for Sea Trials
by Miranda Blazeby
The 2,450GT icebreaker explorer emerged from the yard's dry dock on January 25 following a two year conversion.
Previously an icebreaker named Sanaborg, Ragnar was built in Holland in 2012 as a multi-purpose support supply vessel.
Now sporting exterior and interior design penned by RWD, Ragnar takes inspiration from "medieval war craftsmanship", "contemporary design" and "British heritage".
Project Ragnar boasts a certified ICE Class A1 super hull, equipping her with Arctic explorer capabilities. Ragnar also includes luxury accommodation areas, a toy deck and fully certified helicopter landing pad.
The explorer will also be able to store two eight-metre tenders, a sea explorer submarine and two laser sailing boats.
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.
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.
When delivered, Ragnar will be offered for charter through Burgess.