ICON conversion identified

Dutch yard ICON Yachts has unveiled its next conversion, Project UFO – the complete rebuild of a 66-metre offshore rescue and support vessel into a 70-metre, fully-equipped yacht capable of circumnavigating the globe and operating as a charter yacht.

Photography by Guy Fleury

29 September 2022


Featuring exterior design from Murray & Associates and interiors from H2 Yacht Design, the conversion superyacht will possess true explorer capabilities.

There’s a Polar C hull, allowing her to cruise in polar waters, a 3,000 gross tonnage of interior volume, as well as a helicopter pad and hangar on the guest deck that is able to accommodate an EC 145 helicopter and a submarine.

She will be able to accommodate up to 18 guests for private operations, with dual master suites that open to each side and three VIP suites that can be converted into six staterooms with sliding dividing walls.

Other attributes include 10-metre outdoor pool, a gym and spa area, a 12-seater jacuzzi on the main deck, an expedition preparation room with a custom diving centre and a 4-metre transom.


She will carry a 12-metre sportfisher, a 12-metre tender, a 6-metre landing craft, wakeboard tender, a rescue tender and a full host of toys for on-water activities.

The overall design and General Arrangement is close to final stages.

The platform is currently safely berthed alongside the quay at the ICON yard, where they are engaged in the modification phase during which the sections and areas of the interior that are no longer required are being dismantled in a controlled manner.



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