The family of “Icons” has been officially enlarged with the launch of the magnificent superyacht Maidelle. The renowned Dutch shipyard ICON Yachts has recently introduced this wonderful 62-meter cruiser to the water, having fitted and finished it at the brand’s facilities in Harlingen, the Netherlands. It was delivered to its proud owner on the 20th of December, under harsh weather conditions.
It is clear that such debut has proven the resistance and sturdiness of the superyacht. The director of ICON, Jen Wartena, describes that “M/Y Maidelle is by far the best out of a series of three, benefitting from all the lessons learned from the previous builds”. The other two yachts mentioned in this statement are the Baton Rouge and the Icon. Furthermore, the Maidelle was previously known as project Midlandia and was penned down as a mix of classic and contemporary lines by Redman Whiteley & Dixon.
The interiors of the Maidelle were superbly designed and put together by a team under the tutelage of the famous UK and Italy-based Cristiano Gatto Design. Overall a mash-up of natural textures, exquisite materials and warm colour schemes. The grandiose central lobby welcomes guests with dark wooden floors and fine wall paneling alongside a gorgeously vibrant lightning scheme.
Aft of this, the lavish main saloon is divided into three distinct areas – a central lounge area, private and exquisitely fitted with top amenities, easy to use as a social area or an intimate spot, a luxurious main dining fore, boasting with a formal ambiance and a dining table that can accommodate up to 12 guests, and an airy aft lounge which can be converted into a stunning interior space, with fresh blue carpeting and long, cozy sofas.
It can be separated from the outside by a set of semicircular sliding doors. Also worth mentioning is the arrangement of large sofas and chairs inside the central lounge, two private nooks starboard and port side, both endowed with coffee tables and sets of cozy armchairs.
The spacious aft deck boasts a large U-shaped sofa, while, heading downwards through a set of steps, we stumble upon a large stern bating platform and beach club, with central lounge, gym, watersports room and bathroom. The opulent owner’s quarters can be found fore on the main deck, including a sublime stateroom, private lobby, lounge areas and a massive full beam en suite with separate shower area and large tub, superbly garnished in tones of caramel and dark chocolate.
Upstairs, a cool panoramic spot, the observation lounge fore, permits guests to enjoy the surroundings in a luxurious environment. Aft, a stunning aft lounge provides an informal ambiance, with a large, comfy L-shaped sofa and a set of armchairs. The uppermost spot, the sun deck, is a pretty wonderful place to relax and sit back, boasting with sun pads, a massive Jacuzzi and sun loungers.
Overall, the Maidelle is able to accommodate up to 12 guests within a sumptuous master suite and VIP cabin on the upper deck alongside 4 luxurious guest cabins on the lower deck, organized as two twins and two double suites. Furthermore, Captain Donald Health, of the Maidelle, states he is “very pleased with the performance of the Maidelle, especially from an engineering perspective.” He describes it as being “very easy to handle and sails perfectly”.