Take a rare look inside one of the most outstanding superyachts with a reputation of a pioneering benchmark in design for luxury yachts and boats.
From January 2019, ICON, a custom 221-feet yacht, is available for charter in the Seychelles. You will remember this vacation for longer than those lazy weeks at the Banyan Tree, Six Senses or Four Seasons. Let us tell you, why.
The Seychelles are worth giving up villa holidays for. It may not be your first time there but when you talk about the archipelago that is made up of 115 islands and reefs, seeing them from the deck of a yacht allows you to explore all areas of this feat of nature.
Spend a week walking along the coast of Mahe’, one of the largest islands. It’s famous for its breathtaking views; literally, any photo you take there is worthy of a National Geographic cover. Go diving in the Sainte Anne Marine National Park, alight ashore at Cousin and Cuisine to see rare birds and giant turtles.
Or change your itinerary and head to La Digue with its luxury spas and golf fields or to Praslin, loved by so many for its art galleries, craft shops and local markets.
1. Memories to last a lifetime
“Having once chartered this remarkable yacht, our clients return bringing their friends and extended family, “ says Bluewater director Peter Bennett. “Chartering this incredible yacht with family or close friends is guaranteed an adventure, filled with unforgettable memories.”
Calm waters surrounding the Seychelles are perfect for open water swimming, snorkeling, and they make for an action packed stay onboard.
Everyone, including small children, parents and teenagers, will have something to do, and will be excited about posting selfies with a giant turtle in real time.
2. Entertainment galore
“Yacht charter offers endless options in terms of style and location so why not spice things up a little with a combination of activities and services to ensure fun and enjoyment for everyone on board?” says Bluewater Charter specialist Rebecca Cutter.
The Long Island 26 Tender, or the impressive selection of water toys can be used for exploring the shoreline or alighting shore. Take advantage of a Jet Ski, seabobs, kayaks or paddle boards to explore the Indian Ocean.
3. Ready for a top class vacation?
Motoryacht ICON has a reputation of a pioneering benchmark in luxury yachts and boats design. Featuring four decks, this 221,5-foot (67.5 m) yacht is stunning both inside and out. Premium lightwood decks complement neo-classic interiors presented in beige hues. Contemporary art adorns the walls. The main saloon includes an 85” Bang & Olufsen UHD 4K Television.
Comfort of guests is paramount. To this end, the bridge deck accommodates a jacuzzi. A fitness center, a sauna and hamman are located in the beach club on the lower deck. A stunning seawater swimming pool occupies the main deck and features designer lighting and a plush lounge area.
4. Comfort in the middle of the ocean
M/Y ICON comfortably sleeps up to 12 people. The owner’s duplex suite which is split between the main and upper deck, has an Observation Lounge, office and ensuite bathroom. The Observation Lounge has direct access, both port and starboard sides, to the foredeck. There is a VIP stateroom on the upper deck, and threedouble staterooms and two twin staterooms on the lower deck. Friends and family will love gathering around a beautifully laid table with an ocean view while the sun is setting in the west, towards Tanzania.
5. High-end cuisine
Australian-born chef Michelle Bonetti has worked alongside many Michelin star chefs and cooked on other luxury yachts and boats before joining the Icon crew. She won first place at the2015 Antigua Charter Yacht Show Chefs Competition. Her menu features a mix of classic Italian cuisine and Asian dishes: homemade pappardelle with local lobster, Thai red duck curry and organic grass-fed lamb loin with Mediterranean vegetables.
6. Your dedicated crew
The yacht carries 17 crew onboard, and you can meet all of them in person beforehand. You will learn that the captain has 24 years’ experience in the superyacht industry and enjoys golf and off-road biking in the North American desert. The chief stewardess is an expert in mixing cocktails and salsa dancing, while the second engineer loves water polo.
7. Stay connected with the world
Financial news, sports and entertainment programs are brought to the yacht via a satellite system, cabins feature 32” to 55” screens and the main saloon has an 85” Bang & Olufsen. At sea, ICON has a 512Kbit internet connection and in port, ICON can log on to 3G antennas and Wi-Fi hot spots for high-speed internet.