Boats & Yachts

Project Sunbeam at the ICON Yachts Refit Facility

ICON Yacht Project
ICON Yacht Project

ICON Yachts yard is offering unique Large Super Yacht and Commercial Vessel facilities with open water access for yachts up to 160 meter length and 7 metre draft. The yard has already worked on several projects in the refit sector, with the most current refit work being done on the Project Sunbeam due to be delivered end of the year 2010.

The work and completion on the project  Sunbeam yacht is well underway. With a 1,6m transom extension fully engineered and designed by ICON Yachts under the careful eye of the client’s representative and the classification society RINA.

Sunbeam Project
Sunbeam Project

Sunbeam yacht came to ICON Yachts as a part complete project from a European yacht builder. Thanks to the transom extension developed by the in-house engineering team it features a modern profile shape with a deep bathing platform accessible from the main deck as well as deep storage facilities in the lazarette.

Yacht under refit at ICON yard
Yacht under refit at ICON yard

The project Sunbeam reflects the flexibility of the ICON team, maintaining the high yacht building standards also on this full GRP composite project.  Building on the well established and proven ICON quality and work ethic the yard is now offering clients dedicated contact persons for their specific refit, service and maintenance requirements.

The ICON Refit Team
The ICON Refit Team

Managing Director Jen Wartena: “It was a logical step to select specifically talented and quality driven personnel to form a dedicated team of experts within ICON, to best serve the very specific and sometimes complex job requirements of a refit.  We are very proud to be able to offer such customer specific services and already are talking to clients with very large projects to complete these here.”

ICON Yachts
ICON Yachts

In August 2009 the 122 metre Research Vessel (R/V) Akademik Mstislav Keldysh underwent an extensive equipment modification of the stern deck structure including the fabrication and installation of the custom A-frame crane designed by Navaltec Bv and to Lloyd’s approval.  The turn key project contracted by FUGRO Offshore and Marine Services was completed nearly five weeks ahead of schedule and within the agreed budget.

ICON Yard
ICON Yard

Lodewijk Bos, Project Manager FUGRO comments:
“My colleagues and I very much appreciated the cooperation with Icon Yachts.  Their team proved to be very professional and helpful on board and around the yard.  Faced with unexpected problems, which were plentiful during this project, the yard were prompt and pro-active.  Agreements were adhered to and the project was finalised within the budget and well ahead of schedule.  The Icon team has greatly contributed to the successful commissioning of the Keldysh in her subsequent research mission.”

The ICON Refit & Service Team

Following strict yacht building guidelines and feedback from professionals, captains and crew, the ICON Yachts has certified for refit work had had to meet the following stringent criteria:

* WELL ORGANIZED & QUALITY CONSCIOUS
* RECOGNIZED AS TALENTED FOR SPECIFIC DISCIPLINES
* GOOD TRACK RECORD WITH CAPTAINS AND CREW
* QUALITY IS FIRST PRIORITY
* SUPERIOR TEAM SPIRIT
* EXCELLENT WORK ETHIC

Working at ICON
Working at ICON

ICON Yachts Bv is located in the picturesque north coast of Holland with unrestricted open water access.  The yard boasts a 150m long, 50m wide and 10m deep fully covered and heated dry dock served by two 100 ton fully synchronized overhead cranes.

The shed features a clear height of 26m above N.A.P. which allows for almost any motor yacht to drive into the dock without dismantling or removing the top antennae mast.  The dock can also be divided into separate wet/dry sectors allowing continuation of the final commissioning to take place still fully covered and heated.

Work at the ICON Yard
Work at the ICON Yard

A 4500 ton Synchrolift with direct access to a certified blasting / painting shed of 85m length, 25m width and 35m height.  Furthermore there are steel and aluminium manufacturing facilities for hulls or sections up to 85 metres.

A great advantage is that are the offices and co-maker facilities are strategically located right alongside the dry dock building with dedicated spaces and workshop facilities for each discipline.  A large canteen offers round the clock hot food and beverages.

Yacht at the ICON yard
Yacht at the ICON yard

The technical specialists and drawing office are also located on site.  The entire location is guarded by 24hr security and only accessible via personal tags or invitation, so all movements can be tracked.

The location Harlingen features a maritime school, sport centres, a verity of restaurants and bars as well as an abundance of marine related businesses.  The larger cities centres of Amsterdam, Groningen and Emmen are all within a short 1 1/2Hr driving distance.

ICON Yachts‘ director Jen Wartena, Stephan Vitus, responsible for New Project Development and Sebastiaan Brinkhorst will be on hand at Monaco Yacht Show 2010 to discuss your refit plans and requirements. Stand No. QS67 Darse Sud

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