Giant Legend Reborn


The rebuilt expedition yacht now known as Legend has left Holland for her maiden trip.

With exterior design and naval architects Diana Yacht Design she has been transformed from soviet spyship into an icebreaking passenger ship with a 1B-Swedish/Finnish classification.

This was not the first time the yacht had been rebuilt. The first attempt to make her into a superyacht was made in Ensenada Mexico when the vessel became Giant sailing under the flag of Panama. Painted in ruby red and cream paint she was irreverently called by those who sailed in her Rhubarb and Custard

He most recent rebuild by Icon Yachts has seen her lengthened in the stern by 3,60 metre, completely restyled by extending the superstructure and rebuilding the mast to make her sleeker and more attractive for future charter guests.

More deck space has been created for relaxing and enjoying the environment. Heavy cranes were added to lift all toys and tenders one can imagine. The aft deck was transformed into a fully classified helicopter deck. As Legend, she is fully Lloyd’s and SOLAS certified.

With her new swim platform and large swimming pool / Jacuzzi in the stern, a small submarine and lots of water toys and tenders on board she is ready to charter anywhere in the world.

The fitness room, movie theatre, bar, and a music corner with a Grand piano and other music instruments for live music offers plenty for inside entertainment.

At 77.4 metres she is capable of carrying 30 guests. Camper & Nicholsons have been appointed the central agents for charter


  • Length overall:          77.40 m
  • Length waterline:       65.54 m
  • Beam moulded:         13.50 m
  • Draught:                     6.50 m
  • Main engines:           Smit-Bolness SB-308HDK 3400 BHP
  • Speed:                     16 knots, cruising 13 knots
  • Naval Architecture     Diana Yacht Design.
  • Exterior styling          Diana Yacht Design.
  • Interior design          Thom Beerens/ Jan Verkerk
  • Re Builder                 ICON Yachts/Verkerk Yachting Projects