ICON 197FT (60M)

Conversion (Blommendal)

ICON Yachts challenged four internationally acclaimed design studios to prepare concept studies of a retired Dutch Navy survey vessel into a explorer type superyacht.

The focus of the project is a 59m HR MS Blommendal, built by Boeles in 1973 for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship is one of a series of very similar vessels retiring from service and becoming available for conversion – making the challenge a highly practical exercise.

She can feature four guest cabins on the lower deck, good-sized owner’s accommodation and the required saloons and observation lounges.

Sisterships that have already been converted are: Akula, Altair, Wega, Capella C and Intuition II. ICON’s intention is to spark a variety of fresh conversion concepts that will excite and inspire a range of clients.

This yacht should appeal to an experienced owner who appreciates the beauty of a ship’s form and design, someone keen on serious cruising.

ER Yacht Design

There is something refreshing about being overtly different and approaching the solution from a fresh angle.

H2 Yacht Design

Elements such as the imposing funnel are key details - rather than hiding or disguising it we felt it deserved its own identity within the overall design.

Dixon Yacht Design

We see it as an ocean discovery vessel for a private owner, allowing them worldwide cruising under safe and comfortable conditions.



Length Overall 193.6ft (59m)
Beam 37.7ft (11.3m)
Draught Max 11.5ft (3.5m)
Exterior Designer ER Yacht Design
H2 Yacht Design
Dixon Yacht Design