Front Runners July 2015: Breaking Away
Originally built in 1973 as an icebreaker, Legend (available through Camper & Nicholsons International, camperandnichol sons.com) is a 254-foot charter yacht that has been refitted by Verkerk Yachting Projects. It is scheduled to launch in the fall and spend the winter cruising the waters off South America and Antarctica. In the summer months, the vessel will be available to venture around Greenland, through the Norwegian fjords, and into the Arctic Circle. The charter rate starts at about $500,000 per week. Legend’s amenities include a helicopter and a three-person submarine, each of which can be used by charter clients for an additional cost. The yacht also features a beauty salon, a movie theater, a gym, and a medical suite. As part of the refit, Legend’s stern was extended by almost 12 feet and a swimming pool and swim platform were added. The yacht accommodates 26 guests and 19 crew members.