Ragnar Yacht ICON after

Conversion Project RAGNAR by ICON Yachts

ICON Yachts is working on a new 68m conversion project RAGNAR

The base for RAGNAR is the ex-offshore vessel SANABORG with a Polar Class 5 hull that was built in 2012 in the Netherlands.

The new lines are designed by the British design studio RWD. The yacht will accommodate 16 guests in six guest cabins and two owner staterooms. Alongside the typical standard features like a massage room, sauna and full-size gym, the yacht will have an ice pool and a snow room. Snowball fight inside a yacht. In the Med. Why not?

The explorer yacht will feature a certified helicopter landing pad for an EC 145. But the toy garage will host a lot more stuff. Here an excerpt of the planned toys:

  • 1 x Ripsaw EV2 (known from the movie Fast & Furious 8)
  • 2 x 8m tenders
  • 2 x 6m RIBs
  • 1 x Submarine for two people
  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x laser sailing boats
  • 1 x RIB Castoldi 26

6,000 nautical miles of operation range is enough to call her a go-anywhere yacht to explore the world. The vessel has an electric pod propulsion and air-cooled generators that don’t need salt water from the outside for cooling. So it is possible to beach the yacht (by the way, it has a draft of 3.15m).

VICA Yacht by Benetti

50m Motor Yacht 'Vica' by Benetti

Benetti released more details and pictures of their 50m motor yacht 'VICA' launched earlier this year.

Vica pictures by Thierry Ameller

She is the first yacht from Benetti which uses a fiberglass hull with an aluminum superstructure. A distinctive feature of her exterior lines are the full height windows for a lot of daylight in the interior.

Her sundeck is typically equipped with a sunbathing area, a bar, dining and a jacuzzi. The forward area of the sun deck can be transformed into a touch and go helicopter pad. Another sunbathing and relaxing area is located in front of the bridge. Here is also a second jacuzzi.

Her interior was designed by Benetti in-house and the owner’s personal interior designer. Benetti used cherry- and rosewood for the interior. The LED lights can be controlled by iPad.

The layout is classical oriented. The master suite is located on the main deck with additional space on the upper deck. Four guest cabins to host a total number of 8 guests are located on the lower deck behind the crew quarter for 12 members in 6 cabins.

For comfort during cruises, Benetti uses a “special elastic link” between engines and propeller shafts. Her two Caterpillar C32 Acert (970 KW each) diesel engines power her up to 15.5 knots with an economical speed of 12 knots and a range of 4000 nautical miles. Vica will use a system by Najad for stabilization at anchor and underway.

Main Specifcations

Length over all:49.80 m
Beam:9.26 m
Draft:2.70 m
Exterior Design:Benetti
Interior Design:Benetti / Owner Designer
Naval Architecture:Benetti
Main Engines:2 x CATERPILLAR C32 ACERT 970kW@ 1.800rpm
Top Speed:15.5 knots
Cruising Speed:14 knots
Displacement:410 t
Range @ 12 knots:4000 nm
Classification:ABS + A1 (E) Commercial YachtingService, + AMS

Profile - VICA

Sun Deck - VICA
Sun Deck

Upper Deck - VICA
Upper Deck

Main Deck - VICA
Main Deck

Lower Deck - VICA
Lower Deck

Yacht Helicopter Hangar

Helicopter Hangar Concept by Azure Yacht Design

Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture from the Netherlands has developed a revolutionary yacht helicopter hangar and landing platform.

superyacht ilona by amels

Video: Superyacht Ilona first helicopter landing and take-off after refit

First helicopter landing on Amels' ILONA after her refit in 2012.

ILONA was built in 2004 by Amels Holland. She had a helicopter hangar on her aft deck, but it was removed and is now a pool. Amels gave her a new touch and go helipad.