Ice Yachts 68m M/Y Day’s, behind the scenes of the construction
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:42 AM
Construction of the new superyacht M/Y Day’s is proceeding according to plan and on schedule. The full custom 68 meter long superyacht estimated delivery date is for the end of 2018.
Part of Ice Yachts Explorer Vessels all-new range, M/Y Day’s will accommodate 12 guests including owners. The owner’s area occupies the entire upper deck and is characterized by a spacious cabin forward.
The apartment-like feel is created by the use of large continuous full-height windows all around. Two large walk-in wardrobes, two generous en-suite bathrooms, plus agym and massage room are also present. The guest area is on the main deck with three big VIP cabins, one guest cabin with single beds and an additional supernumerary cabin. All guest cabins are equipped with en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets.
Generous crew accommodation is provided for up to 18 crew members on the lower deck, plus the captain’s cabin on the bridge deck.
The yacht has five decks, with an overall length of 68m and a beam of 13m. The internal volumes are very impressive, at more than 1,800 GRT. These volumes are one of the biggest strength’s of the M/Y Day’s. Interior headroom on the main and upper decks reaches 2.7 meters. Full height windows emphasize space and create a direct rapport to the exterior environment.
The interior spaces are characterized by a minimalistic design with an elegant and warm feeling due to the use of refined materials where natural lighting is the main element.
Two large tenders are present in the lower deck garage, while a helipad is located forward on the bridge deck. The beach club with shower and head is on the lower deck, a large pool welcomes you at the entrance to the main deck.
The yard and designer paid special attention to the owner's privacy, developing private and direct access to the sky-lounge business meeting room straight from the tender’s berth. The owner will use the yacht both for leisure and business and the design layout has taking this into consideration.
The yard has also prepared a mock-up of one of the VIP cabins with all hard finishes. All equipment has been selected and ordered from well-known reputable international brands and suppliers.
Project management on the client’s behalf is carried out by Mr. Jacques Potgieter. With his extensive sea going and operational management experience in the industry, his input is vital to ensure that the vessel is being built to industry standards and that it will be functional, safe and cost effective to operate and maintain.
This was facilitated by his involvement in the preliminary stages of the project, more than six month before any steel was cut.