Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts has announced the construction of a 29m motoryacht with delivery in 2018. Northrop & Johnson holds the central agency for the new build.

Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts has announced the construction of Islander, a new 29m motoryacht with delivery set for 2018.

Designed for long-range cruising in mind, Icon Yachts defines the project as a “pocket superyacht” built in steel and aluminium.

Islander is said be equipped with hybrid propulsion for a range of 2,200nm. Propelling the yacht is a pair of Scania DI9M to provide a maximum speed of 11ks and cruising speed of 10ks.

Pocket superyacht

Northrop & Johnson holds the central agency for the new build.  Commenting on the yacht, the brokerage firm says: “[Islander] features amenities often found on much larger yachts, but expertly designed to fit on board a 91-footer. This allows her to run with a smaller crew.”

The project allows for the client to choose for a layout of three or four staterooms accommodating eight guests and a crew of four.

With a build time of 18 month, Islander is a hardtop vessel conceived by Ken Freivokh who is the mind behind the 88m sailing yacht Maltese Falcon and 46m motoryacht Sycara IV.

Under construction

The Dutch shipyard is also busy working in other projects which are at different stages of developemnt.

Marcela de Kern Royer, business development at Icon Yachts, confirmed to SB that the shipyard is currently building an 84m Tim Heywood design. In line with the confidentiality of the project details have not been disclosed.

De Kern Royer has also reported that work is underway for a 45m yacht, which is still on the design phase.