Monday, April 21, 2008

Icon-ic Build

If you've received a copy of the new May issue of Power & Motoryacht, no doubt you've read the "Design Portfolio" about a relatively new megayacht builder, Icon Yachts. Icon is a Dutch yard that, among other things, is constructing yachts on a modular basis and with set hull forms and machinery-space layouts. These, the yard's management firmly believes, speed up build time and result in other efficiencies.

Yet another example of the efficiencies: Every hole down to 15mm was already cut in the steel of these 62-meter vessels, Hull nos. 1 and 2, when the hull plates were cut, instead of waiting until the structure was assembled.

Meanwhile, work on Hull no. 3 is underway at one of Icon's subcontractors.

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