|Length overall||68.2 m|
|Engines||Twin CAT 3516 HD diesel engines (2000kW each) Ice Class PC5-rated Wärtsilä electric pods (1750 kW each) designed to churn ice while moving both ahead and astern.|
|Maximum speed (at half load)||14.0 kn|
|Cruising speed (at half load)||12.5 kn|
|Gross Tonnage||2450.0 GRT|
|Exterior styling & concept||RWD|
Project Ragnar is a large-scale conversion project of 62.8-meter icebreaker Sanaborg into a luxury explorer. All the works of two-year project were carried out under the technical control of Arcon Yachts at the Dutch shipyard ICON Yachts, which also made a refit of the famous explorer Legend, as well converted from a support vessel. The initial icebreaker itself was also originally built in Holland at the Royal Niestern Sander shipyard and launched in 2012.
After the refit and modernization, the Ragnar project turned into a 62.8-meter research mega-yacht with an internal volume of 2.450 GT, which is fully prepared for long autonomous trips in any latitude of the world, including the Arctic. Moreover, the unique Ragnar can still be an icebreaker and is certified as Ice Class A1 yacht.
The hull of the brutal vessel is made of steel, the external and internal design is developed by the English bureau RWD (Redman Whiteley Dixon). There are impressive technical features onboard: the PC5 hybrid engine system, which provides a range of up to 6,000 nautical miles and a maximum speed of 14 knots. Due to the draft of only 3.15 m the yacht will have access to the most remote corners of the planet and wild shallow beaches. The inside areas of the yacht will be incredibly spacious, and the interiors will be designed in a classic Victorian style with elements of Medieval warship theme, with finishing of Mahogany and light walnut.
Ragnar comfortably accommodates 12 guests, with 2 master suites, 4 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. The Owner and guests of the “Arctic Explorer” also have all the attributes of a classic mega yacht at their disposal: SPA salon with massage rooms, sauna, two swimming pools, one of them with ice water, snow room, jacuzzi, full-size gym with all the equipment. Comfort, top level service and safety on board will be provided by 17 crew members.
The whole arsenal of additional equipment and toys is provided for long exotic journeys: submarine, Ripsaw EV2 snow all-terrain vehicle, Eurocopter EC145 with a fully certified helipad, two 8 m long tenders, two laser class sailing boats, two 6 m RIB tenders, two jet skis, additional “floating beach” platform and much more.
The launch of Ragnar is planned for summer season 2020, and the yacht will be immediately available for charters in Iceland and Greenland. Super explorer is going to be available also this summer season in Mediterranean and later in the Caribbean.
Executed work: All-inclusive project management of the yacht