Slick icebreaker yacht hits the rental market for $525k a week

Pictured: The slick icebreaker explorer yacht that has hit the rental market from $525k a week complete with a helipad, a spa and Viking-inspired interiors

  • Ragnar underwent a 22-month makeover from an offshore supply vessel to a sleek pleasure cruiser
  • The state-of-the-art 223.8ft (68.2 metre) boat can accommodate up to 12 guests in nine cabins 
  • Standout features include open fireplaces, an observation lounge and luxury toys from jet skis to an ATV

When it comes to cool, this icebreaker explorer yacht hits the sub-zero mark.

Ragnar, which underwent a 22-month makeover from an offshore supply vessel to a sleek pleasure cruiser, is now on the rental market with weekly charters starting from $525,000 (£394,046).

And these incredible images show how the state-of-the-art 223.8 foot (68.2 metre) vessel can accommodate 12 guests, with standout features including grand Viking-inspired interiors, a helipad, a spa and a plethora of luxury toys from a three-person submersible to an all-terrain ATV.

Ragnar, which underwent a 22-month makeover from an offshore supply vessel to a sleek pleasure cruiser, has hit the rental market with weekly charters starting from $525,000 (£394,046). Pictured is the yacht off Iceland

The 223.8 foot (68.2 metre) vessel can accommodate 12 guests. Pictured is a view of one of the two very plush master suites 

The dining room is akin to a banqueting hall, with dark wood panelling, low lighting and an armoured life-size replica of Ragnar – complete with a sword – behind glass casing at the head of the 14-seat table

After days spent ‘experiencing life at the edge of existence’, Burgess Yachts suggests that guests can opt for some pampering at the yacht’s spa centre (pictured), which includes a gym, massage room, sauna and steam room

Other pieces of equipment on board the eye-catching icebreaker, which has been designed to glide through ice up to 20 inches thick at four knots, include jet skis, snowmobiles, paddleboards, surfboards and waterskis. An Airbus EC145 helicopter can be added to the vessel by request for an additional charge. 

The photos, released by Burgess Yachts, which is handling the charter, show Ragnar in action off the shores of Iceland and in the North Sea.

The helipad is visible on the top deck. Just behind, there is a family-sized Jacuzzi and an open-air pool area so that guests can soak up the otherworldly landscapes while they take a dip.

Moving indoors the interiors have a historic feel, taking inspiration from the vessel’s name after legendary Viking, Ragnar Lodbrok or Lothbrok.  

The dining room is akin to a banqueting hall, with dark wood panelling, low lighting and an armoured life-size replica of Ragnar – complete with a sword – behind glass casing at the head of the 14-seat table. 

Working fireplaces with carved wooden surrounds, oversized leather sofas, bookcases and four-poster beds complete the ancient look. 

An aerial view of the yacht’s helipad, outdoor pool and lounge area

There are even working fireplaces on the yacht complete with carved wooden surrounds

An en-suite adjoined to one of the yacht’s master bedrooms that comes complete with a large tub, double sinks and marble detailing

Ragnar was originally built in 2012 as a working icebreaker called Sanaborg. She was snapped up by a keen yachtsman who could see her potential as a luxury vessel. Pictured is the shower room in one of the guest cabins

Ragnar has been kitted out with special stabilisers to reduce any rolling motion while at anchor for a ‘peaceful night’s sleep’. Above, one of the guest cabins

The owner told Burgess Yachts that one of the top places on the vessel is the ‘extremely cool observation lounge with stunning views for whale watching’. 

They added: ‘You can watch wildlife playing from the comfort and warmth of your armchair.’ 

The yacht has also been kitted out with special stabilisers to reduce any rolling motion while at anchor for a ‘peaceful night’s sleep’.

Talking of sleep, there are two master suites on Ragnar including four double suites, a twin room for staff and an office that converts into another twin suite.

After days spent ‘experiencing life at the edge of existence’, Burgess Yachts suggests that guests can opt for some pampering at the yacht’s spa centre, which includes a gym, massage room, sauna and steam room.

They can then discuss their day’s adventures in the cosy bar area, library or games room.

The vessel is described as being the perfect pick for those looking to experience a ‘world of adventure and excitement’, with ‘bears’, ‘orca’ and ‘untouched pistes of snow and ice’ on the agenda.  

The interiors have a historic feel, taking inspiration from the vessel’s name after legendary Viking, Ragnar Lodbrok or Lothbrok. Pictured is the yacht’s main saloon with a cosy bar area and wine racks

Guests can soak up the epic landscapes while they take a dip in the open-air Jacuzzi  

The cosy lounge area, complete with parquet flooring, leather upholstery and a library of books for guests to peruse  

A peek inside Ragnar’s spacious gym with a range of fitness equipment on offer

A view of the hangar where the various luxury toys are stored, with the jet skis and all-terrain ATV on show

Ragnar was originally built in 2012 as a working icebreaker called Sanaborg.

She was snapped up by a keen yachtsman who could see her potential as a luxury vessel able to navigate the most inhospitable landscapes.

Ragnar’s interiors were designed by British yacht design studio RWD, while the body was converted by Dutch shipbuilding company, Icon Yachts.

Following her conversion, she is now able to operate in temperatures below minus 35 degrees Celsius and has a range of 6,000 nautical miles so she can explore the most remote areas of the planet.


Photos released by Burgess Yachts, which is handling the charter, show Ragnar in action off the shores of Iceland and in the North Sea. She can operate in temperatures below minus 35 degrees Celsius and she has a range of 6,000 nautical miles so can explore the most remote areas of the planet

The vessel is described as being the perfect pick for those looking to experience a ‘world of adventure and excitement’, with ‘bears’, ‘orca’ and ‘untouched pistes of snow and ice’ on the agenda

Ragnar’s interiors were designed by British yacht design studio RWD. Pictured is one of the guest cabins

One of the master suites, which allows guests to watch the world go by from the comfort of a four-poster bed

The owner told Burgess Yachts that one of the top places on the vessel is the ‘extremely cool observation lounge with stunning views for whale watching’. They added: ‘You can watch wildlife playing from the comfort and warmth of your armchair’

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