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Explorer yacht RAGNAR takes shape at Icon Yachts

By Katia Damborsky   19 August 2019

New photos show the conversion of 68m/ 223ft expedition yacht 'Project Ragnar' is starting to take shape at Icon Yachts. 

Due for re-delivery later this year, Project Ragnar is undergoing the final stages of her conversion with Dutch yard Icon Yachts.

The vessel, which started life in 2012 as an icebreaker named Sanoborg, entered Icon's Harlingen facilities in July 2017 to begin her transformation.

Following completion, the yacht will be open to private yacht charters in some of the world's most remote regions, including Greenland and Alaska.

She will be particularly well-suited to these high-latitude cruising grounds, thanks to special ice-breaking pods capable of ‘chewing through’ thick sheets of Arctic ice.

New photos released by Icon show the yacht's water accessories garage beginning to form.

When finished, the yacht will be able to store a Luxury Ripsaw tank, a light-utility helicopter, a sea explorer submarine and a pair of eight-metre tenders. 

She is strong as a rhino disguised as a swan.


Other stand-out amenities include a spacious swimming pool, snow room and helicopter refuelling station.

Previously described as a “rhino disguised as a swan” by Icon Yachts, the yard has said she was “originally built to confront rough weather conditions and she has a surplus of power.”

Rendering of luxury explorer yacht RAGNAR

She originally built to confront rough weather conditions and she has a surplus of power.

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Luxury explorer yacht RAGNAR

British design studio Redman Whiteley Dixon is responsible for the new exteriors and interiors of the yacht.

Her distinctive profile has been influenced by medieval warship design, balanced with sleek, modern lines that leave her with a streamlined appearance.

Accommodation is provided for 16 guests in seven cabins, which includes two owner’s suites.

If you would like to be among the first to charter M/Y RAGNAR, please reach out to your preferred yacht charter broker.

You can also view and compare all expedition yachts for charter.


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