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Fully-converted 68m explorer yacht RAGNAR hits the water at Icon Yachts

By Katia Damborsky   27 January 2020

After a 2-year conversion with Icon Yachts, the 68m/224ft explorer yacht RAGNAR has been given a new lease of life as a luxury charter yacht.

RAGNAR made her first appearance on Friday, showing off her all-new look as she emerged from the shed at Icon's facilities in Harlingen. 

The yacht marks an exciting addition to the charter fleet. She is LY3 (Large Yacht Code) compliant and is one of the few explorer yachts with an ICE Class A1 hull. 

She will be available to charter in some of the most high-latitude regions on earth, as she is equipped with PC5-rated ice-breaking pods that are capable of ‘chewing through’ thick sheets of Arctic ice. 

RAGNAR superyacht rolls out of shed at ICON

Initially launched in 2012 as an icebreaker supply vessel named Sanaborg, RAGNAR has been undergoing a conversion with the Dutch yard since July 2017. 

Her exterior styling comes courtesy of Redman Whiteley-Dixon, and borrow inspiration from "medieval war craftsmanship", and "British heritage", according to the design studio. She has been described as a "rhino disguised as a swan" by Icon.

RAGNAR model yacht helideck with helicopter
RAGNAR superyacht aerial shot of helicopter and seating area
RAGNAR yacht aerial image of aft decks

She is one of the few explorer yachts with an ICE Class A1 hull.

The 2,450 GT superyacht features a certified helicopter landing pad and a dedicated deck for housing a locker of accessories, including a Ripsaw EV2 super tank, Sea explorer submarine and a light utility helicopter with refuelling station. 

On-board highlights include a fully-equipped wellness centre with a snow room, rainforest shower and classic spa facilities including a steam room and sauna.

Model of RAGNAR superyacht
RAGNAR luxury yacht facing head-on
Exterior decks of RAGNAR superyacht

ICON Yachts has added extra cabins to house a total of 16 guests in seven staterooms, which includes two owner’s suites. 

Other stand-out features include a video games centre, a large swimming pool, a wine cellar and a deck jacuzzi.

Luxury superyacht RAGNAR being launched
RAGNAR explorer yacht comes out of shed
RAGNAR explorer yacht being launched

She has been converted for an experienced owner, who has extensive experience chartering expedition yachts in some of the planet’s most remote cruising regions.

Following delivery, the yacht will be open to charter in destinations including Greenland and Alaska.

Interior shots of the yacht haven't been released yet, but the YachtCharterFleet team managed to snap some shots of the RAGNAR model during the 2019 Explorer Yacht Summit. 

RAGNAR superyacht in the Arctic surrounded by icecaps

If you'd like to be among the first to charter M/Y RAGNAR, please get in touch with your preferred yacht charter broker.

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


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