Have you ever wondered if an ice-breaking industrial vessel could be transformed into a luxury explorer yacht? Watch the 68-meter Project Ragnar come to life in the shed at the Dutch shipyard Icon.
The original vessel, Sanaborg, was first built as an ice-breaking, multipurpose support/supply vessel in Holland in 2012. Entering the Icon shed in July 2017, she underwent an extreme makeover, which you can watch in dramatic time-lapse fashion below. Out of the yard, she stands as a rare example of a "genuine" luxury explorer yacht with a certified ICE Class A1 super hull.
An LY3-classed vessel with Arctic explorer capabilities, Project Ragnar owes her ice-breaking capability to unique ICE class PC5-rated electric-driven ice pods. She offers a range of 6,000 nautical miles, enabling her owners and guests to explore the most remote areas of the planet.
Designed by RWD in the United Kingdom, her unique style draws on a fusion of inspirations including medieval war craftsmanship and British heritage. The scope of the conversion included an increase of accommodation area volume, a functional designated deck for toys, and a certified helicopter landing pad.