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At ICON Yachts, we understand that the spirit of exploration is at the core of your purposeful journey. It is through exploration that we push the boundaries of possibility, uncover hidden treasures, and embark on extraordinary voyages that ignite the imagination.

Our identity is built upon three pillars that define who we are and guide our every endeavour: Exploration, Philanthropy, and Sustainability.

These pillars form the very essence of our purpose-driven shipyard, shaping our mission to create extraordinary vessels that will forever provide unforgettable experiences.

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Over the years, ICON Yachts has established a leading position in the sector of explorer yachts and purpose vessels. The latter are designed and built with multiple objectives, including exploration, sustainability, and science support, all of which are are all crucial components defining a purpose vessel.

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ICON Yachts shipyard and its surrounding partners are in a very sheltered location just 2.5km from the North Sea via clear access, with no locks or obstacles to navigate. We share our facilities with an extended family of suppliers and craftspeople, addressing virtually every eventuality or specialism that you might require.



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The ICON yacht is a 67-metre (221 ft) luxury yacht built by the Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts (Studio Linse) in 2009 as their first project.

She can welcome up to twelve guests in seven cabins and was last refitted in 2014, during which the vessel was extended by 5 metres.

She is currently available for charter for $500,000 per week.

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Twelve guests find space in seven cabins inside ICON. Her interior was designed by Studio Linse at the shipyard where she was built.

Her master suite is split across two levels and is unusually spacious for a yacht her size.

A Hammam, sauna, pool, and spa facilities are available on board for the comfort of the guests. Seventeen crew members find space in below-deck accommodation.

The yacht also carries a wide variety of water toys, including two regular and one stand-up jet ski, scuba diving equipment, an inflatable platform, sea bobs, water skis, wakeboards, kayaks, and paddleboards.

The ICON yacht also has three tenders that can take guests to the mainland or on excursions if required.

The interior of ICON is classy and timeless, with minimalist elements and high-quality furnishings.

Natural tones and creme upholstery throughout the vessel make the yacht appear upscale and luxurious.


ICON is 67 meters (221 ft) long with an 11.40 meter (37.4 ft) beam and a 3.80 (12.5 ft) meter draft.

She weighs 1295 tons and comfortably cruises at 13 knots which allows her to have a total range of 4,000 nautical miles.

Her maximum speed lies at 15 knots, and she is powered by MTU engines . 

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RWD Design Studio worked on the exterior of ICON. They specialize in elegant and comprehensive yacht designs of mid-sized to large yachts.

She has a beautiful black and white exterior with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure.

She features a beach club that opens up onto the swimming platform and a beautiful infinity pool on the aft deck. Her top deck has a jacuzzi and cozy seating areas for guests.

Despite not being one the largest yachts in the world, ICON actually has fantastic deck space with generous areas reserved for sunbathing and relaxing.

Her previous owner paid a reported price of US $50 million for ICON in 2009 and is rumored to have listed the yacht for sale for US $55 million in 2016.

The yacht is available for charter at a weekly rate of US $500,000.

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Cabin Configuration

  • 1 Double/Twin

Special Features:

  • Spacious retractable beach club
  • Infinity pool
  • Spacious split-level Master Suite, with separate living room and office
  • Premium wellness facilities, including Hammam sauna, gym and spa pool
  • Generous deck space
Charter yacht LOON has been luxuriously fitted out and upgraded to offer the ultimate in comfort and amenities.

The 68m/223'1" motor yacht 'Loon' (ex. Icon) by the Dutch shipyard Icon Yachts offers flexible accommodation for up to 12 guests in 7 cabins and features interior styling by Studio Linse.

Built in 2010, Loon boasts a multitude of decks ideal for relaxation and entertainment indoors or outdoors, ensuring guests will live la dolce vita on the open waters. Her features include underwater lights, beach club and gym.

Guest Accommodation

Loon offers guest accommodation for up to 12 guests in 7 suites comprising a master suite, one VIP cabin, two double cabins, two twin cabins and one cabin that can operate as twin or double. The master suite incorporates its own study and dressing room. There are 8 beds in total, including 1 king, 3 queen and 4 singles. Excellent service is guaranteed, with nineteen crew members on board to look after your every need.

Onboard Comfort & Entertainment

A charter on Loon is comfortable and convenient thanks to the provided amenities including a sauna to help you detox and regenerate. Take a plunge in the pool under the sun or elsewhere, head to the beach club and take advantage of indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. You can visit the well-equipped gym so that you can keep up with your fitness routine at sea or sit back with a glass of champagne in the deck jacuzzi.

Whatever your activities on your charter, you'll find some impressive features are seamlessly integrated to help you including the underwater lights, adding spectacle and style after dark. With Wi-Fi connectivity you don't have to lose contact with the outside world, unless you want to or elsewhere, you can stay comfortable on board whatever the weather, with air conditioning during your charter.

Performance & Range

Loon is built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Powered by twin MTU engines, she comfortably cruises at 13 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 16 knots with a range of up to 6,000 nautical miles from her 193,200 litre fuel tanks at cruising speed. An advanced stabilisation system on board reduces the side-to-side roll of the yacht and promises guests exceptional comfort levels at anchor or when underway.

Set against the backdrop of your chosen cruising ground, you and your guests can enjoy endless days of fun on the water with the exceptional collection of water toys and accessories aboard Loon. Take to the sea on the Jet Skis offering you power and control on the water. Additionally, there are two waterskis that are hugely entertaining whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro. Also there are two SEABOBs, offering a truly remarkable experience that lets you skim along the surface or swim with the fishes quietly and safely. If that isn't enough Loon also features wakeboards, kayaks, fishing equipment, scuba diving equipment, beach games and much more. When it comes to Tenders, Loon has you covered - with three tenders, including a 7.2m/23'7" Nautique Ski Boat.

Loon and her crew are available for charter this summer for cruising within the Mediterranean. She is already accepting bookings this winter for cruising in the Caribbean.

Showcasing meticulous craftsmanship coupled with high-end luxurious finishes, motor yacht Loon certainly has the "wow" factor, along with state-of-the-art amenities and array of water toys, promising truly unforgettable yacht charters for even the most discerning guests.


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Stand Out Features

Retractable beach club on Loon

Retractable beach club

A fold down beach club is directly beneath a large infinity pool and multiple sunloungers

Premium wellness area on Loon

Premium wellness area

Relax in the sauna and hammam facilities for an indulgent afternoon of pampering

Impressive infinity pool on Loon

Impressive infinity pool

Watch over the waves from the impressive infinity pool on the aft deck with comfortable sunloungers for drying off

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Amenities & Entertainment

For your relaxation and entertainment Loon has the following facilities, for more details please speak to your yacht charter broker.

Loon is reported to be available to Charter with the following recreation facilities:

  • 1 x 7.2m  /  23'7 Nautique Super Air Ski Boat
  • 1 x 7.5m  /  24'7 X-Craft Beachlander Tender
  • 1 x MOB Beach drop off Tender 25 HP engine

For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.

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For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.

'Loon' Charter Rates & Destinations

Mediterranean Summer Cruising Region

Summer Season

May - September

€540,000 p/week + expenses Approx $586,500

High Season

€600,000 p/week + expenses Approx $651,500

Cruising Regions

Mediterranean Croatia, France, Italy, Monaco, Montenegro

HOT SPOTS:   Amalfi Coast, Corsica, French Riviera, Sardinia

Caribbean Winter Cruising Region

Winter Season

October - April

$540,000 p/week + expenses

$600,000 p/week + expenses

Caribbean Antigua, Bahamas, Saint Martin, St Barts

HOT SPOTS:   Virgin Islands

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Based in the Netherlands, ICON yachts opened its doors in 2005 by yachting-industry veterans who conceptualized a unique new model for building luxury yachts. The shipyard’s founding principles are summed up as “The drive to excel, building better & sooner.” As opposed to the typical archetype for “custom,” one-off superyachts, ICON created a “blueprint” for the yachts’ hulls, courtesy of Jourke van der Baan, while still allowing yacht owners to completely design every aspect of their yachts from the waterline up, allowing for an exceptional level of customization, but less build time. Because of its focus on building luxury yachts to a higher standard and commitment to owners to deliver their yachts promptly, ICON has made a name for itself among the legends of Dutch yacht building. The brand’s dedication to utter excellence garnered accolades within the first few years of opening its doors. ICON’s custom superyachts are build utilizing an established hull and engineering platform that ensures clients receive their expertly produced luxury superyachts faster than a traditional new build.

History of Icon Yachts

ICON yachts began its unique legacy in Harlingen, Netherlands. Here the yacht builder’s facilities include large covered sheds and dry docks for yachts up to 150 meters with drafts of up to 7.5 meters as well as a 4,500-ton syncrolift and unrestricted open-water access from locks and bridges. In 2009, only five years after opening its doors, ICON received the ISO 9001:2008 certificate from Lloyd’s Register; the builder began one of the first shipyards in the world to receive such recognition. ICON also prides itself on its environmental responsibility. Not only is it one of the eco-friendliest shipyards, but the builder also builds luxury superyachts with a reduced environmental impact as part of its Green Yacht Plus standard. ICON luxury yachts for sale are constructed in steel and aluminum.

Built In Holland, Each superyacht project at ICON is fully custom to fulfill owners requirements and dreams.

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ICON not only builds luxury superyachts, but it also offers refits and conversions of yachts already on the water up to 150 meters in length. The brand ensures every step of the build, refit or conversion process thanks to excellent project management, supervision and control of the projects — all of which are held to exceedingly high standards. ICON luxury superyachts for sale are completed to world-class standards on time and budget. Many ICON new build yachts are completed between two and three years. The brand’s exceptionally efficient system starts with all-encompassing pre-build planning utilizes industry-leading modular construction techniques, thus reducing build time while also guaranteeing expert build quality and total client customization for everything above the waterline.

ICON yachts works with some of the yachting industry’s most renowned interior and exterior design teams to ensure expert quality and style of its superyachts. The first 62.5-meter yacht launched by ICON yachts, ICON, featured interior design by Studio Linse and exterior styling by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Tim Heywood Designs and Christiano Gatto Designs are other prominent fixtures within the yachting industry that have worked with ICON. Other notable yachts built by ICON include the 205-foot BATON ROUGE, the 205-foot PARTY GIRL, the 150-foot THE GOTHAM PROJECT and the 135-foot BASMALINA II.

Northrop & Johnson yacht brokers are knowledgeable and experienced with ICON luxury yachts for sale and can facilitate an exceptional build experience should you choose an ICON new construction yacht. For more information, contact your preferred Northrop & Johnson yacht broker today.

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With exterior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon (RWD) and built by Icon Yachts , LOON 221 impresses at every level. In impeccable condition, her refit extension in 2014 added 16 feet (5 meters) expanding her aft deck spaces and including the addition of an infinity swimming pool. LOON 221 offers exceptional accommodation for her 12 overnight guests and is ideal for a family charter or a mixed group of friends. The spectacular owner’s suite is spread across two decks and has a private staircase that leads to the upper level study/lounge. The study/lounge can either be closed off as part of the master suite or accessible for all the guests. With full blackout blinds this area is also used as a cinema room. There is direct access both port and starboard sides to the fore-deck. Her VIP stateroom is found on the upper deck forward of the study. The yacht also benefits from a nearby single cabin (perfect for extra staff), while her four further guest staterooms are on the lower deck. One of LOON 221’s best features is her beach club. Opportunities to enjoy this space are maximized with comfortable sun loungers, a bar and seating area, a dedicated gym and a sauna room. The beach club will host hours of fun throughout the day and can even be a tranquil spot on board to take in the beauty of the cruising grounds. Guests can choose from a variety of versatile exterior spaces. LOON 221 offers two al fresco dining areas for 12 guests on her main and upper deck. In 2022, all of LOON 221’s exterior furnishings were replaced and are ready to be enjoyed by her next charter guests. Her minimalist, inviting interior is filled with light throughout. LOON 221 was designed to allow guests to socialize and relax together, as well as maximize the connection to the outdoors. Her dining room opens directly onto the main deck and allows seamless movement between the two areas, with a similar set up on her upper deck. As a result of her experienced captain and crew, LOON 221 benefits from a hugely successful charter program, with an award-winning crew dedicated to delivering a fun, active charter vacation for all guests on board. LOON 221 stands out for her incredible selection of water toys and on board activities – from inflatables to jet skis to SCUBA diving. LOON 221 is built for world cruising in utmost comfort. Her range of 6,000 nautical miles allows for adventures across the globe, while zero-speed stabilizers reduce roll and assure a comfortable journey for all.

Tender & Toys

Tender + toys.

• 1 x 7.2m 2022 Super Air Nautique Ski Boat

• 1 x 7.5m 2022 X-Craft Beachlander tender

• 1 x MOB 25hp beach drop off tender

• 48’ Anvera Chase Boat (Med only)

• 53’ HCB center consule tender with 4 x Yamaha 425 (Caribbean / Bahamas only)

• Brand new Fun air slide

• Brand new custom Fun Air Sea Pool

• 2 x Seadoo Jetskis brand new June 2023

• 1 x E-Foil

• 1 x Yamaha stand up jet ski

• 2 x Sea bobs

• 2 x Water skis and slalom ski

• 3 x Wake boards

• 5 x Skurf boards (variable shapes)

• 2 x Kayaks (2 man)

• 2 x Paddle boards (inflatable)

• 1 x JOBE Air stream tube

• 2 x JOBE Doughnuts

• 3 x Nautiboy tender/toy platforms

• 12 x ScubaPro diving sets - Brand new 2023

• 14 x Snorkeling sets (Scubapro)

• 10 x Fins for snorkeling (Scubapro) + 3x kids fins

• 1 x Banana 5-seater

• Fishing gear (recreational)

• Miscellaneous beach toys (balls, bats, American footballs, volleyball, boules)

• Golf mat, golf clubs and eco friend golf balls


• Full range of toys and activities for children.

• Water guns, boards games, sandcastle, floaties, Lilo’s

• Games and Playstation 4 and 5 consoles are available for the entire family.


  • 7 Staterooms
  • On-Deck Primary Suite with Private Access to the Owner’s Study on the Upper Deck
  • Tons of water toys!
  • Massive Volume 1295 GRT
  • Swimming Pool - Main Deck Aft
  • Beach Club with Sauna and Gym
  • SCUBA Diving offered to certified guests
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•LOON is equipped with Starlink high speed internet that allows clients to stream their favorites shows on AppleTv’s in every zone. 

Each cabin is connected with Movie server, iPad controlled, offers a selection of more than 1500 movies,160 different TVShows and more than 500 music album. TV’s 

• Owner’s cabin has a 50" Samsung UHD 4K Television 

• 5 guests cabins have 50" Samsung UHD 4K Televisions 

• Guest comms cabin has 43"Samsung UHD 4K Television 

• Main saloon includes a 85” Bang & Olufsen UHD 4K Television 

• Observation lounge has a 65” Samsung UHD 4K Television 

• Upper deck outside has 42" Samsung UHD 4K Television 

• Upper saloon has 85" Samsung Fame TV - Brand new 2023 

• Beach Club has a 42" Samsung UHD 4K Television 

• Gym has 33” Samsung UHD 4K Television 

All areas above are controlled with an Ipad touch which is used as the remote. AirPlay is available in all lounges or state rooms from your own device. All public places can be linked with same music if necessary. Each public areas have installed Sonos Adapters are available to offer power sockets for all countries. LAN network plugs are available in each cabin and on each deck.


LOON offers accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms + up to 1 occasional worker in single staff cabin (space in most cabins for an extra cot if needed - see below). 

• OWNER’S DUPLEX SUITE - Main deck Super king size bed Master ensuite bathroom Private staircase to the study/lounge on the upper level. Reached either by the lobby on the main deck or via the study/lounge on the upper deck. The Study/lounge can either be closed off as part of the master suite or accessible for all the guests. With full blackout blinds, this area can also be used as a cinema room. There is direct access both port and starboard sides to the fore-deck. 

• 1 x STATEROOM - Upper deck Queen size bed Ensuite bathroom 

• 1 x STAFF CABIN - Upper deck Single size bed Ensuite bathroom 

• 2 x LARGER DOUBLE/CONVERTIBLE STATEROOMS - Lower deck King size bed (or 2 double beds) Ensuite bathrooms 

• 2 x DOUBLE/TWIN CONVERTIBLE STATEROOMS - Lower deck Queen size bed (or 2 single beds) Ensuite bathroom All 4 cabins below are convertible double/twin so very flexible layout depending on the make-up of the charter party. BED SIZES: Master Suite: 210 x 215cm VIP stateroom: 160 x 200cm 2 x Guest Double staterooms: 180 x 200cm (if double beds) 2 x Guest Twin staterooms 90 x 200cm (if 2 single beds) 1 x staff cabin 95 x 200cm BEACH CLUB: This exceptional space accommodates a sauna, bar with stools, lounge area with TV, sun loungers and the gym (to port) as well as day-head / shower, diving equipment center to starboard. Further shower on swim platform for use after swimming etc. The area comprises approximately 9.75m x 6m and has direct access from the 4 lower guest staterooms. 

• Massage room - spa menu available upon request 

• Beach club day head and shower 

• Jacuzzi (bridge deck) 

• Swimming pool (main aft deck) - Dimensions: 4.9m long x 3.5m wide by 0.75m deep COT SPACE (extra beds): Cabins 1 and 3 on the lower deck are the best suited for an extra bed. (these are the aft cabins) Cabins 2 and 4 on the lower deck are also ok but slightly smaller. (these are the forward cabins) VIP and the single staff cabin on the upper deck are not suited for an extra bed.

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With launch in 2017, the impressive 75,80m mega yacht ICON 250 is an outstanding vessel, constructed by the prestigious Dutch shipyard, ICON Yachts. Luxury motor yacht ICON 250 boasts timeless lines by world-renowned Tim Heywood. Her striking interior design is by Studio Massari.

Superyacht ICON 250 can accommodate up to 12 guests in utmost in luxury, looked after by a numerous crew of 28 professionals. The owner’s suite forward on the upper deck with panoramic views connects to a private terrace on the forward deck. Large cinema and dining areas are aimed at entertaining up to 19 guests, with seamless transitions from interior to exterior spaces.

Luxury yacht ICON 250 boasts a number of specific features, such as a low profile engine room featuring five vast guest suits on the lower deck, connecting in ICON fashion to a large wellness area and gymnasium, opening to a sea terrace. In addition, there is a full size swimming pool with waterfall on the aft deck and extensive exterior spaces.

ICON 250 Specifications

ICON 250 yacht also offers an extensive array of water toys, in addition to two 10m custom tenders and a third crew tender, stored in a vast garage in the forward part of the hull, with large side shell doors.

Built to Lloyds and MCA classification, ICON 250 superyacht can reach a top speed of 16 knots. She can comfortably cruise at 14 knots.

Yacht Accommodation

Accommodation aboard ICON 250 yacht is offered to up to 12 guests in deluxe cabins, including the owner’s suite forward on the upper deck with panoramic views.

Amenities and Extras

ICON 250 superyacht features a wide range of water toys, in addition to two 10m custom tenders and a third crew tender, stored in a vast garage in the forward part of the hull, with large side shell doors.

ICON 250 Disclaimer:

The luxury yacht ICON 250 displayed on this page is merely informational and she is not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor is she represented or marketed in anyway by CharterWorld. This web page and the superyacht information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and informations are displayed in good faith but CharterWorld does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any superyacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current.

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"Since yacht design is highly competitive, you could be forgiven for thinking that there might be some animosity between designers. But that notion is far from reality. I am blessed with being able to count on some of the world’s leading designers as close friends, among them Tim Heywood, with whom we have collaborated on various large motor yacht projects, including the award winners Pelorus, Ice and Kogo." - "Creatively, Tim is afraid of nothing and will often conceptualise ideas that bewilder shipyards." - Terence Disdale speaking of Tim Heywood, the designer of this yacht.

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ICON - 221 ft Luxury Custom Motor Yacht Charter

Icon is a stunningly beautiful superyacht built in 2010 by Icon Yachts. Her last refit was in 2014. She is capable of accommodating up to twelve guests in seven rooms, including a master suite, one VIP stateroom, two double cabins, two twin cabins and two Pullman beds. A crew of up to 17 is on board to ensure a relaxing luxury yacht experience.

The master stateroom is located on the main deck forward and boasts a full beam layout, king size bed and easy access to the upper observation lounge. It also features a large ensuite bathroom with a luxurious custom tub. The master cabin also benefits from spectacular views, ample storage and exterior access on both port and starboard, leading to the upper foredeck to access sun pads.

Also located on the main deck is a spacious salon lounge with plush seating surrounding a large coffee table. Further aft is a formal dining area that accommodates up to ten guests. Panoramic windows provide great natural light and stunning views from the salon and dining area. A large swimming pool is located on this deck as well.

Icon’s upper deck features a sky lounge with sofas, a leather ottoman and entertainment systems. This deck also has ample outside seating, an alfresco dining table, sun pads and a deluxe Jacuzzi. The VIP guest cabin is also located on the upper deck, forward of the sky lounge, and features a spacious shower room.

Located on the lower deck are two double cabins, as well as two twin cabins, all ensuite. Also on the lower deck is a fabulous beach club, which features an extended swim area, a gym, hammam, wet bar, sauna, lounge, bathroom with shower, dive center and exterior sun loungers on the expansive teak beach.

Beautiful furnishings and ample seating areas throughout the yacht create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. Icon’s impressive entertainment amenities make her the ideal charter yacht for socializing with family and friends. The 221'5 (67.5 m) custom motor yacht was designed by Studio Linse and her exterior styling is by Redman Whiteley Dixon. Built with a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure, Icon features an ultra-modern stabilization system to reduce roll motion effect and ensure ultimate comfort. With a cruising speed of 13 knots, a maximum speed of 16 knots and a range of 6,000 nautical miles, she is the perfect combination of performance and luxury.

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  • Model Custom
  • Class Lloyds’s Register of Shipping 100A1 SSC YACHT LMC G6 UMS
  • Hull NB NB01
  • Hull Colour -
  • Naval Architect Jouke van der Baan
  • Exterior Designer RWD
  • Interior Designer Studio Linse
  • Length Overall 67.5m
  • Length at Waterline 51.4m
  • Draft (min) -
  • Draft (max) 3.6m
  • Gross Tonnage 1246
  • Cabins Total 6
  • Cabins 1 Master / 3 Double / 2 Twin
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  • Hull Material Steel
  • Superstructure -
  • Deck Material Teak
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Manufacturer MTU
  • Model 12V 4000 M71
  • Power 2480 hp
  • Total Power 2480 hp
  • Propulsion Twin Screw
  • Max Speed 16 Kn
  • Cruising Speed 12 Kn
  • Fuel Capacity 160000
  • Water Capacity 29000
  • Generator 2 x Sandfirden 212 kW
  • Stabilizers Quantum model QC 1800
  • Thrusters Hydromar® 110kW
  • Amenities At anchor Stabilizers , Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi (on deck), Sauna, Spa, Gym
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Mega Yacht ICON Charter Brief: MY ICON (67.5m/221.5'), is an absolutely stunning super luxury motor yacht launched in 2010. Built with steel hull and aluminium superstructure, she is a custom built, full displacement charter boat featuring Studio Linse interior design and exterior styling by the famous Redman Whiteley Dixon office. During 2014 she had a major refit which included a 5m extension retaining her elegant lines and iconic looks. The glass floor panels in the pool add an extraordinary feature only the best of super yachts can boat with. This adds sparkle and glimmer to the expanded Beach Club underneath.

MY ICON usually cruises in the West Mediterranean during summer months and East Caribbean in the winter. She is however designed for extensive world cruising, thus in case you are keen to sail in remote regions or across the oceans, she can be your perfect choice. Her superyacht crew of 16 including the captain will be pleased to welcome you at any local airport and provide a bespoke itinerary to suit your family or business requirements.

Tip: MY ICON was extended in 2014 by a whole 5m and a new Beach Club and sublime infinity pool were added. She also has all the latest gadgets and state-of-the-art tech on board.

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About Mega Yacht ICON: MY ICON is a giga yacht of immense proportions and beauty, rarely seen even in the most frequented luxury yacht charter destinations in the world. Rare, exceptional and unique, she was built by a famous Dutch shipyard, currently famous for many refits in the top end of the super yacht industry. She is a beautiful looking super yacht with contemporary interior styling and great sleek profile. Her expansive living areas are sublime and invite the guests to relax at all times. She is equipped with all extras one can imagine and this includes obligatory ultra-modern stabilisation system, an infinity pool, beach club and a gymnasium. While cruising in the most extraoridinary yacht charter destinations of this world, you can be treated by your own beauty therapist, swim in the glass-bottomed infinity pool, sip a cocktail on a foldable private beach club and water ski in front of the most secluded beaches near the billionaire resorts near Capri, Porto Cervo, Gulf of St Tropez or in Monaco and Cannes.  As such, MY ICON is ideal for leisurely cruising, entertaining and parties, thus for yacht charter groups keen on total independence, privacy and luxury. Some of the most important features of MY ICON: -Proven and reliable yacht -Generous Master Suite over two deck levels -Observation lounge/office opening to private deck -Accommodation for 12 guests -Addition of 7th cabin for Security/Nanny -Large glass bottom pool on aft deck -Sumptuous Beach Club -Gymnasium, sauna and hammam -16 crew plus the captain - Cruising the most popular sailing grounds - Can accept long term, world cruise charter

Accommodation; The accommodation on board of MY ICON was designed to offer sleeping for up to 12 guests. The yacht charter guests will have 6 cabins at their disposal, including a Master suite, 3 VIP suites, and 2twin staterooms.. She is also capable of carrying up to 16 superyacht crew on board. On request additional crew such a yoga master, personal trainer or a language teacher can be hired if booked in advance.  The accommodation for crew is separate and accessible through different entrances allowing guests full privacy throughout. Master stateroom While other guests accommodation is on the lower deck, the master suite is vast and spread across two levels as a duplex apartment. There is a direct access to the observation lounge from here with a private salon accessed by stairs from the bedroom also flexible to be used by other guests.  His and hers bathrooms and separate dressing closet also feature.

Mega yacht ICON charter rates: The ICON's super yacht charter prices start from 500,000 Euros plus APA expenses in the Mediterranean and 550,000 US$'s in the Caribbean. In some locations VAT can be charged on top and prices can be higher on special days such as NEW YEAR or during special events. Special offers, negotiated deals and last minute discounts are available on request.  Other yachts that can be recommended in this range are Andreas L, Grace E, Legend, and many others.

Luxury crewed motor yacht ICON is fully air conditioned throughout. This is a non-smoking vessel. ICONS´s experienced super yacht charter crew of up to 17 crew including the captain, have a separate head and shower and companionway. Yacht Charter guests may not be allowed to bring pets on-board.

Super Yacht TENDER: ICON Yachts charter yacht ICON has a number of tenders on board. The largest one is 7.8m custom tender by Long Island with a 315hp inboard engine Luxury Crewed Motor Yacht itineraries: Luxury motor yacht ICON is usually cruising it the most popular yacht charter destinations across the Mediterranean, from St Tropez to Monaco and Portofino, from Porto Cervo to Porto Vecchio in between Sardinia and Corsica or around Island of Capri and Bay of Naples in Italian Amalfi Coast. During the winter she will spend most of her time around the party islands of St Barths, BVI’s and the rest of the East Caribbean. Extended worldwide cruising and any other private yacht charter itinerary can be arranged on request.

Apart from the luxury motor yacht ICON , a 67.5m ICON yacht charter boat , SuperSailYachts can offer a great selection of other super yachts available for luxury crewed yacht charters. These include sailing yachts, mega yachts, power yachts, crewed charter yachts, de-luxe gullets, sailing and power catamarans, goolets and motor sailors or luxury motor and giga yachts. For more information, please fill out the following YACHT CHARTER REQUEST FORM or contact our experienced and friendly Super Yacht Charter Team . For more information, please contact us on +44 (0) 121 285 8010

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Specification: ICON is a (67.5m / 221.5’) luxury motor yacht built in 2010 and refitted by ICON Yachts of Holland during 2014. As a one of a kind world cruiser, she is a benchmark for all yachts of her size, looking fabulous from all angles and providing such features as a Beach Club, a Hammam, Infinity glass-bottomed pool and a gym. Guests on board of MY ICON are offered unique and very special yacht charters for up to 12 guests accommodated in 6 staterooms.

MY ICON will be normally cruising in the West Mediterranean during summer season and in the East Caribbean in the winter months. There are always at least 16 attentive super yacht crew members on board. Thanks to her twin MTU super yacht engines, providing up to 2480hp each, she can cruise at speeds of up to around 13kn. During best sea and wind conditions, maximum speeds of up to 16kn can be reached. Her best features are superb private facilities, great short term yacht charter deals and amazing crew.


ICON Yacht charter boat ICON can accommodate up to 12 guests in a total of 6 cabins, including 4 doubles, and 2 twin cabins with single beds, with two Pullmans and on request additional, 7 th stateroom, which is a convertible cabin. Cabin Configuration: - 1 x Master cabins with king size bed - 1 x VIP stateroom with queen double - 2 x Double staterooms - 2 x Twin cabin with 2 single beds There is also individual controlled air conditioning, wi-fi, and en-suite bathroom in each cabin. ICON is fully air conditioned throughout. Her super yacht crew of up to 17 including the captain have separate crew quarters with heads and showers.

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Luxury charter yacht ICON has a spectacular selection of water sport toys on board: This includes: - 1 x Long Island 25.6ft/7.8m custom tender with 315hp inboard engine - 1 x 21.7ft/ 6.7m tender with 200hp outboard - 2 x Yamaha  and SeaDoo Jet-Skis and Waverunners - 2 x SUP Paddle boards - 2 x Canoes - Water-skis + wakeboards - Towable + inflatable toys (Donut, banana, etc) - Scuba diving equipment (rendezvous diving only) - Swimming pool - Beach club - Snorkelling equipment - Fishing equipment - Swimming Platform - Professional Diving rendez-vous arrangements only --------------------------------------------------------------------- Waverunner, Jet Ski’s, FlyJetBoard, Sea Bobs and other toys may be available on request. - Windsurf, Kayaks, SUP paddle boards, Mountain Bikes etc, available on request - Floating pools, Superyacht Water slides, Waterparks could be arranged on request - Cabanas, Trampolines, nets, balance beams, swings and slides or sea-rockers can be arranged on request - Submarine and Sub Aqua Toys, SeaBobs and other similar toys may be arranged on request - A massage therapist can be invited on board throughout the charter as well. A cabin may have to be allocated in that case.


Luxury motor yacht ICON has a lovely selection of entertainment facilities on board:

This includes: - Stunning Infinity swimming pool - Private Beach Club - Hammam, Sauna, Gym - Sundeck Jacuzzi - LCD/TV/DVD music system in all cabins - Large LCD TV in salon - Gymnasium - Balinese style spa including Jacuzzi and Sauna - CD/DVD/MP3/Radio in salon and cabins - iPod dock in main salon - Wi-Fi 3G internet on request - Water and Ice maker Communication: - Marine VHF & Cell Phone - SATCOM - Navtex – Weather Fax RECEIVER - GSM/Fax - Wi-Fi Internet on request Charter Flights: On request, we can arrange private charter flights from any of the major airports and for all yacht charter guests on board of this yacht.

Luxury Airport transfers: Luxury helicopter or limousine and de-luxe air-conditioned van transfers from any of the nearby, directly to the nearest bay or port for all our yacht charter guests on board of mega charter yacht ICON is available when required.

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Icon Yachts reveals interiors of 64m superyacht concept Mission

Dutch yard Icon Yachts has offered a first look at the interiors of its 63.9-metre expedition yacht concept, Mission. First revealed during the Monaco Yacht Show 2023, the explorer comes from the drawing board of Bernd Weel Design and would be capable of carrying six tenders and RIBs, plus a submersible for three passengers and an Airbus H130.

Mission's new interiors are courtesy of Carla Guilhem , whose "softer". "feminine" style was "deliberately chosen to balance [the yacht's] rugged, hard-edged exterior."

The yacht has an innovative design that centres around modular elements that can be altered and adapted according to the use of the vessel. A representative of Icon explained: "The use of containers allows owners or special charters to adapt the vessel to their evolving needs by incorporating modular areas within or onboard the yacht".

Containers could include scientific research equipment or surplus water toys and tenders and "these dual scenarios can coexist seamlessly without altering the vessel's primary purpose". The containers would be stored in a hexagonal-styled mid-section of the vessel.

The yacht's interiors are futuristic but warm, guided by the principle that it "should be what you see through the windows that grabs the guests' attention", according to designer Bernd Weel. He added that the yacht's distinctive distribution of volume also allows for the creation of "some very special interior spaces". 

"While the exterior of Mission represents the search for the unknown, the interior is designed to facilitate self-discovery, the exploration of the self," explained Carla Guilhem.

"The project embodies an 'experience-focused' design, meaning the vessel is designed to facilitate specialised expeditions, exploration and yacht cruises," continued Weel. "As for the exterior design, it showcases geometrical elements characterized by strong, defined lines. Our inspiration stemmed from outdoor products designed to withstand tough expeditions and SUVs capable of carrying various cargo items. The result is a robust, 'go-anywhere' design with a contemporary and modern appearance."

"Mission represents Icon's commitment to innovation and purpose-driven travel," said Micca Ferrero, owner of Icon Yachts. "It redefines what an explorer yacht can achieve – from sustainability and modularity to profound experiential impact. We're proud to set new benchmarks and lead the way in supporting sustainable exploration."

Mission would have a cruising speed of 12 knots and a 6,000 nautical mile range. 

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Interestingly, the project initially began as a simple refit but quickly morphed into a major conversion. German firm iYacht spearheaded the exterior design and naval architecture, starting off by reverse engineering the existing superyacht. In June 2020, iYacht’s team flew to the south of France to measure and create an accurate 3-D model of Greyzone that they could design from. Four weeks later, the first concepts were complete. The team proposed a new galley, an updated foredeck, a Jacuzzi on the flybridge, and a larger stern platform. They also redesigned the beach club to ensure the 2012 superyacht appealed to modern seafarers.

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As the refit commenced, the decision was made to turn the existing 124-footer into a high-tech superyacht in line with the latest North European standards. The technical spaces were reconstructed, with Thanuja gaining a new engine room, bow, stern thrusters, pipes, cabling, engines, and generators. The aluminum superstructure was rewelded, too.

Onboard, the superyacht gained fresh teak decking and new furniture throughout. Katharina Raczek and her team brought the interiors to life, balancing new and old elements and combining existing structures with new construction. After the upgrade, Thanuja can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests in five staterooms and seven crew across six cabins.

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Michael McDonald, Silken-Voiced Yacht-Rock Icon, Talks About Writing His Life Story With Paul Reiser (Yes, That Paul Reiser)

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Everybody is always a little late to a Zoom interview, so I’m shocked when I log on five minutes early to make sure everything is kosher and see Michael McDonald sitting there patiently, white beard matching his slicked-back head of white hair. He’s 72 and wears it well. He sounds good, too—like it hasn’t been decades since he sang “Takin’ It to the Streets” with the Doobie Brothers, or the floating-down-from-a-cloud backing vocals on Steely Dan’s “Peg.” Once you hear his voice, it’s in your head forever. To steal one from an old Saturday Night Live sketch, it’s like buttah . Blue-eyed soul that melts your inner core, undoubtedly the soundtrack to the conception of thousands of babies over the years. You have to be confident to have a voice like that, but McDonald is polite and soft-spoken when I thank him for dialling in before I did.

“I always figure it’s best to start early,” he says, “because I never know how to figure out these things, getting on Zoom and all that.”

McDonald is here to talk about his new memoir, What a Fool Believes , named for the 1979 Doobie Brothers hit. The book, which he co-wrote with Paul Reiser—yes, the Paul Reiser , more on this in a moment—isn’t your typical Yeah, we trashed a few hotel rooms and banged some groupies, but then things changed… kind of rock-star autobiography. It’s deeper than that, more honest, light on the bravado. It begins way back when, long before the Doobies and Steely Dan, with McDonald recounting his early days as a rock and soul-obsessed kid from the St. Louis suburbs. It was the early 1960s; regional garage-band scenes were popping up all over the country. Guys who’d watched how Brits like the Beatles and the Stones made girls scream and cry and decided they wanted to do that . Usually that was their first reference: John and Paul and Mick and Keef , not the blues and soul the Brits were borrowing from. But McDonald was a little different. He was an explorer. He got so deep into music that there was no getting out, and that’s what we were starting to talk about when his coauthor logged on.

Paul Reiser : How are you doing, Michael?

Michael McDonald : Good. I was doing better until I saw the full screen. I’m like the poster boy for liver spots.

Reiser : No. You look remarkably healthy.

GQ: Yeah, your hair is perfect. So tell me how you guys met.

Reiser : I’ve got a picture of Mike with my kids, so it's got to be 15 years maybe. Mike was performing at this private event that I was invited to and I walked in and went, Holy shit. Michael McDonald is the entertainment? That's pretty cool . And then I went over and said hello and told him what a big fan I was. Then, in a jolt of moxie that I don't always have, I told him I live 40 feet from here, and I have a music studio with two pianos just in case something like this ever occurred. You want to come over and play? And, God bless him…

McDonald : …I said, yeah, sure . So we sat and played and that was where it all started. I was very familiar with Paul's work and I was pleasantly surprised that he was a fan of Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, and so we hit it off right away just talking about music. Then we literally walked across the driveway to his house, and there are these two grand pianos. We were sitting there playing our favorite Beatles songs and our discussions were fun because I don't normally get to talk to people about things like all the great bridges from Beatles songs. There was an era of Beatles songs, like from the Something New album to Beatles VI , where all their songs had these great bridges , and I was always amazed by that. So we were sitting around picking out the bridges from different Beatles songs and just really having fun the way that only two people who are that neurotic about Beatles songs can have, I guess.

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I’ll be honest and say maybe eight times out of ten, I hate music memoirs because they feel like they’re just there to sort of boost the faded legacy of a musician. But you guys did such a great job with this. One thing that stood out is how honest you were, Michael, about what you say was a “subconscious resentment towards women” when you were younger. That struck me, because a lot of male musicians from your era tend to revel in the macho antics of their younger years. What made you want to discuss that?

McDonald : I don't know what I thought it would explain, to be honest with you, but I thought it was somehow a bit of insight. We threw a lot of stuff against the wall. Paul interviewed me for a month before we even did this and we then transcribed all these interviews. So he's worked a lot harder on this book than I have, but we talked about the certain things that should stay and shouldn't stay and that was one of 'em. And I think we both felt it was important. It was some kind of insight into all that would take place later in my life, it has been an issue for me in relationships throughout my growing up period and my adulthood. So I didn't have to dig too deep. It was not like a shrink session.

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Reiser : Mike has done so much exploration and understanding of his life, which is why it's great that he decided to do this book now as opposed to 10 or 20 years ago. I think there's a vantage point that he has of who he is and how he got here, which is really what the book is about. But if there's one thing I can say about Michael McDonald it’s that he's remarkably honest and humble, but also forthcoming. He owns every piece of his life that he can. So it didn't take a lot of excavation. It was two of us talking on Zoom and he was just sharing this stuff. I was a big fan of Mike’s, and the reason I first said “You should write a book” to him was because I really wanted to read it. I didn’t know his story. I love his music, but I really know very little about him, and now I do.

Paul, people know you from your standup career, from Mad About You, or as the author of a few best-selling books of your own, but two of my favorite things you’ve done as an actor are Barry Levinson’s 1982 film Diner and the Amazon series Red Oaks . And a thing about those projects was you were interpreting another person’s nostalgia as an actor. Here, you’re doing something similar by taking Michael’s memories and shaping them into a story. How did you approach doing this project?

Reiser : We approached it thinking, This might be the dumbest idea in the world or it might be fun . I would periodically ask Mike questions, about Steely Dan or the Doobies and how he went from one thing to the other. And at one point I jokingly said You should write a book, so I didn’t have to ask you all the questions . He said people had mentioned that to him, but he didn’t know if there was a story there or how to do it. And that's when I said, well, let's just do this .

I had no approach and I had no tone that I was going for; I was just asking genuine questions that I was curious about, and Mike was sharing everything that came up. A lot of the stories ended up not being used because they weren’t really about Mike. He’d go, I'll tell you a funny thing that happened to my friend . I’d say, Well, that's great. That goes in his book . That's not your book . This is Mike's story. I didn't write it. These are all verbatim Mike's stories. Mike's laying himself bare, and all I did was sometimes pull it out of him a little more or ask him to go deeper or explain and then just sort of help organize the material. But it's not a book I wrote— it's just Mike's book that I was honored to and flattered that he let me help him walk through it.

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McDonald shakes hands with Peter Frampton onstage at the Oakland Coliseum, 1977

The book shows Michael’s rise from local garage bands playing parties to a band like the Del-Rays who put out a single on Stax, then session work, and eventually bands like the Doobies and later the solo success. It made me think of the old-school rock journeyman thing other guys of your generation like Bob Seger or Glenn Frey did before they found success. I haven’t seen many books that really focus on that part of a career as much as you did. Why was it so important to focus so much on that era?

McDonald : I think it was what Paul was saying, how a lot of the times I would say, Oh, I think this is a great story to tell , and I was fortunate to have Paul, with his ability as a writer, to look at something and go, Here's your story right here . All this other stuff, you're repeating yourself because you think this is important. And you keep repeating it like you think that reader is an idiot . It was really in the organization and editing that we did along the way that the story came together. That was the expertise I was able to tap into with Paul.

Reiser : One of the reasons I think this book is resonating with people and one of the reasons I think we're both proud of it is it works on a couple of levels. There are not a lot of artists who have the scale and the scope of Mike's career, from playing church basements in St. Louis to rock festivals and then to all his success to arenas and then his solo career. So there is a story there, and that, as the French would say, dayenu —that would've been enough just to have this chronology of rock and roll and rock and the L.A. music scene in the seventies that nobody knows better than Mike McDonald. But along the way, out of excavating these stories is this arc of Mike the person and his very unique, distinctive childhood and musical influences. His dad and his family, the St. Louis music scene, his journey through alcohol and drugs; Mike finding himself and finding Amy and finding his center in light. So they kind of work in dovetail together. You're getting all the nuts and bolts. I think anybody who wants a really accurate and detailed telling of pop history from the ‘70s to now, it's in this book. But what really carries it is this guy and how his personality really comes out. I think that's a testament to how honest and open Mike was with sharing everything.

McDonald : I think the message is a universal one; it’s about the randomness of life and how miraculously sometimes we just skirt the disaster right and left. You don't realize that life is really not made up of our choices; it’s made up of random events and the amount of providence that we're blessed with along the way. And many times it flies in the face of our own actions.

Reiser : If you trace Mike's trajectory, it's like, okay, the Doobie Brothers came because of Steely Dan, and Steely Dan came because of how a guy that he played with once called him a year later and said, Hey, can you come down right now and try out ? And Mike just jumped in his Pinto and had no time to prepare, and after five hours of what became a rehearsal period, Mike was never told he was in the band. Okay, well now you're in Steely Dan. So to me, that checks both boxes. It's like that's how rock history happens. The guy says, can you come down and put your Wurlitzer in the Pinto and get over here? The next thing you know, you're in Europe backing up Steely Dan, and then you're back in Glendale playing a bar to 12 people. And then you get another call, and now you're in the Doobie Brothers. Is that how it happens? Yeah, that's how it happens. There was no curriculum that you could sign on to join the Doobies: You got a phone call and then because you have Mike's skills and unique talent, you’re in.

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McDonald with Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines on the set of McDonald's “Sweet Freedom" video, 1986

Something that might get overlooked is how much comedy and music have in common. The endless touring, the small clubs, the hecklers. Were there times where you guys were discussing your paths and you realized your stories have a lot in common?

Reiser : Yeah. It was like we had hecklers and we both had a couple of stories about terrible audiences we were sharing, and out of that came some of the stories in the book about opening for Cher in France, then hearing a whistle and going, I think they like us. No, they're telling us to get the fuck off the stage . So we all have our nightmare stories and to me those are the most fun parts. And as a comedian, I remember whenever there was a horrendous night—and there were nights that were just terrible—in the back of your head, you're thinking This will be a good story . It's a terrible night, but this will be a funny story later.

McDonald : Microcosm of life right there. I think comedians have it worse, though, because they have to have the audience’s attention. Musicians can get away with it because people largely ignore them in lounges and places like that.

And people tend to be drunk at comedy shows; they’re usually on more drugs at concerts. Paul, I know you’ve talked in the past about how comedy records were so important to you growing up, but you were also a musician, so you appreciate both forms. Michael, were there any comedy records you liked back in the day?

McDonald: I remember one record we used to get stoned and listen to. It wasn't a comedy record, but it was Jack Webb reciting poetry and it was so great. The cover was him, those little thin ties, the real stern look on his face, just like Dragnet . And pretty much his delivery of the poems was not too different from the way his dialogue was on TV.

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McDonald with Danielle Spencer and the Doobie Brothers' Tiran Porter on the set of What's Happening!! , 1978

Was there a lot of overlap with comedy in your early days? Albert Brooks and Richard Pryor and George Carlin were playing in some of the same clubs. Maybe Cheech and Chong ?

McDonald : We didn't play with those guys, but we went to their club. We were kind of scheduled to do the second Up in Smoke movie with them. They had a club up in Vancouver where they would try out new material, and they were both loaded that night, and it ended up being one of those nights that went on and on. It was fun to watch. I remember when we did Saturday Night Live once, we went to a party after at this warehouse in Manhattan, maybe Lower Manhattan, where the guys rented the place out, always had a fully-stocked bar, and after every episode, they would go and hang there.

The Blues Bar? Aykroyd and Belushi’s place?

McDonald : Yeah. That was a riot. Seeing comics after the show, that can be a really interesting character study, especially if there's a little alcohol involved. It gets pretty crazy. I remember Bill Murray trying to moon us while we were leaving. He fell down and started rolling down the street.

Did you open for a lot of bands, Paul?

Reiser: Not a lot. My first real gig was at the Bottom Line where I opened for Buddy Rich—which was not a particularly salient pairing, but it was fine. But I did a couple of short tours with the Pointer Sisters, and opened for Melissa Manchester. That was a more civil crowd. I can't remember too many more than that. But yeah, you open for bands, a local band sometimes. It was usually tough. It's like you just couldn't wait to get the check and get out of there.

Since we talked about early bands, Paul, is there an old garage band of yours that will have an old single dug up and reissued at some point?

Reiser: Oh, I hope not. I had a band—the Upper Deck was the name. We were very big in my building, and we were 12, 13, 14. And then about five years ago, we decided to all get together again. Everybody came out to L.A. and we played in the room where Mike and I first played, and I was very tickled to see that in 50 years time we had gotten no better and actually got a little bit worse. We played “Gloria,” and a couple of Traffic songs. We were just really bad. Luckily, there were no recordings made.

Michael, you worked with Steely Dan’s Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, two of the most famously obsessive musicians of the modern era. How does working with Paul Reiser compare? Who cracks the whip more?

McDonald : [laughing] Paul’s much nicer to me.

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