Icon Yachts has revealed its latest project, a 280-foot superyacht now under build at its yard in Harlingen, Netherlands. The project, which Icon had kept secret until now, was designed by Tim Heywood. The UK designer has many pedigreed yachts to his credit, including the 483-foot Topaz, 436-foot Al Mirqab, and 377-foot Pelorus, as well as 50 other well-known custom superyachts.
The Icon 280 has yet to be claimed by an owner, so the yard will be able to customize the interior as well as deliver within 24 months of the contract’s signing. The boat has accommodations for 19 guests, or 12 when operating under commercial rules, including a palatial 1,400-square-foot master suite. Located on an upper deck, the master has sea balconies and large floor-to-ceiling windows for a 270-degree view of the water.
The new Icon also includes a large beach club at the stern with a hammam and sauna, along with a choice of tenders and water toys. On the sundeck is an eight-person Jacuzzi, along with an alfresco dining area. On the aft deck is the infinity pool. The stair-step design of the superstructure creates large open spaces on each deck’s stern.
Heywood said the concept actually grew by 27 feet as it was developed during the design phase. “The construction of a yacht like this is an incredible team effort,” Heywood said. “The more developed design now boasts the touch-and-go helideck and larger infinity pool. The yacht also benefits from the naval architecture of Van Oossanen as well as the engineering input of the Icon yard.”
The builders released just one image of the interior, a mosaic, tile-covered spa with a clear glass ceiling beneath the pool. If that represents the quality of interior that the new owner chooses, this Icon promises to be a very special yacht.