ICON YACHTS | Harlingen, Netherlands

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Icon Yachts was founded in late 2005 by Ton Van Dam and Alex Shnaider. The founders were shortly after joined by business partners, including the company’s current chief executive officer Jen Wartena, who helped further the shipyard’s growth.

The facilities include a huge covered and heated dry dock with space for vessels up to 150 m in length and 7,50 m drafts. The shipyard also features a 4.500-ton syncrolift, with new construction and refit projects benefitting from having their co-makers on-site at the shipyard. In 2009, Lloyd’s Register awarded Icon Yachts with the ISO 9001:2008 certificate for its quality management systems, making it one of the world’s first-ever shipyards to receive the recognition.