Icon 95 unveiled at ADYS
Redman Whiteley Dixon is once again the design team that was assigned by Icon Yachts to work up a design for an optimized hull and platform, following the successful collaboration of the Icon 62. This time it is 80 m long, allowing for custom yachts of up to 95 to 100 m in length to be designed around it.
Already, Redman Whiteley Dixon (RWD) has drawn up one enticing example of what a prospective owner might like to do with it. Icon Yachts chose the first Abu Dhabi Yacht Show to unveil the Icon 95 to the public. Icon Yachts CEO, Wim Koersvelt says: “I have managed new constructions for a number of owners in the Middle East and believe this new design will appeal to those looking for an efficient new yacht larger than the 62m Icon with complete freedom to customize.”
Justin Redman of Redman Whiteley Dixon adds: “The Icon 95 is an elegantly proportioned yacht conceptualized specifically for the Gulf States. By keeping the superstructure to three decks, the designers were able to evolve the assertive Icon profile towards a lean and low silhouette. Icon 95 includes a fully compliant LY2 helipad with its own arrival saloon on the owners deck aft. The raked fore and aft windscreens contrast to the sinuous hull and superstructure lines to give the profile a dynamic poise. Structural fabrics and tensile surfaces are a modern interpretation of traditional Arabic shipbuilding and architecture. This innovative detailing coupled with the clean lines will retain the proportion and presence allowing the profile to be adapted to suit an owner’s specific general arrangement.”