ER175: High-Speed Megayacht Concept From Icon Yachts, Ivan Erdevicki

UPDATE, APRIL 24, 2013: The ER175 received the Best Concept Design award in the 50 meters and larger category at the annual International Yacht & Aviation Awards, hosted by Design et al magazine last weekend. Read our original story below to see what makes this megayacht concept different from myriad others.


Picture a 175-footer doing in excess of 30 knots. That’s a key factor behind the development of the ER175 High Speed Yacht concept. She’s a joint venture between Ivan Erdevicki and Icon Yachts.

The designer and builder actually teamed up several months ago to create the ER175; in fact, we ran a preliminary story in April. However, just like most concept creators, they anticipated making changes to the 175’2” (53.39-meter) megayacht project after presenting it to potential clients. Interesting enough, after displaying a scale model at the Monaco Yacht Show, both parties say no major changes were requested for either the hull or superstructure.

As for the ER175’s hull, Erdevicki selected a semi-displacement form and an aptly described bullet-shaped bow. It’s quite high, too, keeping the foredeck well protected. Strong shapes continue to define the megayacht’s profile as it flows aft, ending in a gently sloping stern and deep swim platform.

All-aluminum construction will lend itself well to the emphasis on speed, plus keep draft to an impressive 8’9” (2.67 meters). The ER175 should also remain below the 500-gross-tons threshold, an important consideration for regulations. (In brief, while there are plenty of strict standards for yachts up to 500 gross tons, yachts exceeding that level are subject to additional ones.)

Inside the trideck megayacht, Erdevicki and Icon Yachts are understandably welcoming client input. They do have a few suggestions, of course, such as keeping the galley adjacent to the main-deck dining area. The adjacent saloon has a bar area, too. They also suggest either four or five guest staterooms, all below decks, and a main-deck master suite described as being extra large. It will further span the full beam, 30’3” (9.22 meters).  There’s actually a fourth deck of sorts, which you might be able to spot if you look closely at the scale model image above. There are stairs forward on the bridge deck that lead up to a small flying bridge.

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