You’ll have to wait until the Monaco Yacht Show for full details, but here’s a preview of a new Icon Yachts superyacht concept. She’s the Icon 73 Milano, designed in conjunction with Hot Lab. LOA is 73.3 meters (240 feet), with a comfortable 11.6-meter (38-foot) beam.
Based on Icon’s naval architecture and engineering platform, tank tested at MARIN Institute, the Icon 73 Milano features styling twists. Hot Lab emphasizes glass panes to each side along the main and upper decks. The attention-getting angular hull and superstructure elements particularly draw attention to them. In a further twist, there are three long, horizontal glass panes along the transom. They serve as skylights to the lounge area just inside, fitted with a bar and sauna. When the transom folds down to form the beach platform, they’re windows to watch fish. Should the eventual owner incorporate underwater LED lighting, the effect should be pretty impressive.
More glass adorns the sundeck, as the illustration here shows. Hot Lab envisioned the area as a greenhouse, but is open to clients’ input. After all, most owners want a gym or extra lounge up here.
One thing the eventual owners hopefully will not want to change: a library and cigar room. So, too, should they keep intact the spacious nature of two of the megayacht’s five guest staterooms. They’re more like mini-master suites, boasting 34 square meters (366 square feet) of elbowroom. And the owners will get 140 square meters (1,507 square feet) of alfresco space to themselves on their deck, plus private access to the helipad.
The interior designer is being left to the clients’ choice, though Icon has already tapped Redman Whiteley Dixon to design the crew area. Also up to clients’ choice is a choice of traditional MTU propulsion or diesel-electric propulsion with pod drives. Top speed either way should be 18 knots.