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Expedition Yacht LEGEND Hits the Water

By Rebecca Bradbury   29 March 2016

The converted 77m/254ft expedition yacht LEGEND was re-launched over the weekend at Icon Yachts in Harlingen, Holland, and is expected to be available for adventure charters in remote destinations such as the Artic and Northern Europe from June.  

Originally constructed in 1974 by IHC Holland shipyard, LEGEND has undergone 18 months of renovations and the finished product was revealed at around midnight on March 26 at high tide.

As the launch revealed, the expedition yacht now boasts a sleeker and more attractive appearance thanks to Diana Yacht Design, the company behind the yacht’s transformed exterior areas and naval architecture.

Changes to the exterior include an extension of 3.6 metres to the stern, a superstructure extension and mast rebuild, and the addition of a new swimming pool, swim platform and commercially certified helipad.  

charter yacht LEGEND after her launch outside Icon Yachts shipyard
luxury yacht LEGEND preparing to launch at Icon Yachts shipyard

What has remained is LEGEND’s capability as an icebreaker. A Lloyd’s classified Class 1B icebreaking ship, she is able to cruise to some of the most remote corners of the planet, including the North Pole and Antarctica.

Equipped with a submarine and snow mobiles as well as a huge treasure chest of water toys, superyacht LEGEND can offer adrenaline-filled adventure charters and activities.

All is this is possible while living in the upmost luxury. Styled by Thomas Beeren and Jan Verkerk, the interior features elegant lounging, dining and socializing areas with amenities such as a fitness room, movie theatre, Balinese Spa and sauna, and beauty salon.

A Lloyd’s classified Class 1B icebreaking ship, LEGEND is able to cruise to the remotest corners of the planet

alfresco dining and lounging on aft deck of charter yacht LEGEND
main salon lounge are on board expedition yacht LEGEND
spacious main salon on board expedition yacht LEGEND

The charter yacht is able to comfortably sleep up to 26 guests in 13 staterooms, including a master suite, two VIP suites, four double cabins, four single cabins and two convertible cabins.

After her summer season in Northern Europe and the Artic, she will be available for a luxury yacht charter in the Antarctic from November.

For further information on M/Y LEGEND, get in touch with your preferred charter broker.


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