Icon Yachts has announced that 74m Ilona is back on the water after a successful service at the Dutch facility. Built by Amels in 2004, the 74m superyacht has now arrived in the Mediterranean after a fast Gibraltar crossing and is ready for charter.
The scope of work included an extensive overhaul of the four-fin Naiad stabiliser system, technical services and upgrades as well as the application of new antifouling after touching up the anticorrosive system. All was completed within a tight schedule of less than nine weeks.
Carel Meijers, the senior project manager at Icon Yachts said, “During the yard period, the cooperation with the crew was extraordinary. We had mutual understanding that the jobs that were to be performed should be finalised allowing time for testing and crew preparation prior to departure.”
According to Icon Yachts, refit activity in The Netherlands is increasing, this claim is supported by a successful first quarter of 2016 and new leads are filing up slots fast.
Illona, now 12 years old was the 28th superyacht delivered by Amels and is still the third largest superyacht in the Amels fleet. The Dutch shipyard has now delivered 55 superyachts since 1974 and ranked as the 9th most active shipyard in the 2016 Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report.
Icon yachts has also recently completed the refit of 52m superyacht Seahorse, also built by Amels in 1999.