Icon Builds 84 Metre Superyacht on Spec


Icon Yachts has the ICON 280 an 84-metre superyacht under construction in the Netherlands.

The secretive project designed by world-renowned designer Tim Heywood is now listed on the market, presenting a unique opportunity for potential owners to obtain a yacht of this size and pedigree.

With progress well underway at builder’s facilities in Harlingen, the Dutch shipyard has revealed the first details of the new superyacht.

Owners are presented with a unique opportunity to take delivery just 24 months following the signing. Not only does this offer the rare chance to take delivery of an 80+ metre vessel of Dutch Pedigree in substantially less time than usual, but also allows owners a rare opportunity to customise the interior design to complement their individual tastes perfectly.

On board, she accommodates up to 19 guests in several elegant cabins – 12 when operating under commercial rules. Certainly, a highlight of life on board is the 126-square-metre master stateroom, located on the Upper Deck, incorporating sea balconies and expansive glazing for spectacular 270-degree vistas.

Jen Wartena, CEO at Icon Yachts, comments on the exciting new project: “The ICON 280 is a yacht of the very best quality, ready to sail anywhere in the world. 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.”

Just a handful of reasons to appeal to that most discerning of an owner is a wide array of features to suit any aspect of yacht life. From exploring hidden coves and isolated beaches with the yacht’s selection of tenders and toys to unwinding in the onboard hammam and sauna before slipping into the 8-person Jacuzzi on the sun deck.

Exterior designer, Tim Heywood, comments on the development of the iconic design, which saw the design grow by 8-metres overall as the project progressed. “The construction of such a yacht is an incredible team effort, under the guiding baton of  the client. The enthusiasm shown by all at ICON has been rewarded by a truly remarkable achievement.

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 The ICON 280 is a yacht of the very best quality, ready to sail anywhere in the world.”

Delivery is scheduled for late Spring/Summer 2020.