Launched in 2016 and used sparingly as a demonstrator, SKIDBLADNER II is an ‘as new’ example of the ultra-modern Felci-designed 52ft performance cruiser from the renowned Ice Yachts (formerly CN Yacht 2000). Boasting a huge cruising spec plus 2.55m keel for practical sailing in Scandinavian waters. Available ex VAT for non-EU buyers.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
One of the latest designs in the Felci-designed ICE Yachts range, SKIDBLADNER II was one of the first examples on the water. Transported to Sweden by road and used sparingly as a demonstrator, she has been professionally maintained and never put away wet. Her standard of build and specification is second to none. The fitment of a shallow draft keel gives SKIDBLADNER II peerless practicality, whilst her Hall Spars carbon rig and high-tech sail wardrobe ensures blistering performance in all conditions. Fitted out with a luxurious teak interior complete with 3-cabins and 2-heads, plus all the cruising comforts necessary for effortless living aboard, SKIDBLADNER II offers a complete package for the performance-minded blue water sailor. Her highlights are many and include:-
Hybrid carbon and fibreglass hull and deck with epoxy resins
Topsides painted in Dupont ‘Porsche Silver Metallic’
Teak laid decks
Lewmar flush deck hatches
Low 2.55m draft Weldox steel keel with lead performance bulb CNC machined and optimised
Tender garage for 2.70m RIB (Zodiac inflatable and 4hp Yamaha outboard included)
Upgraded 75hp Volvo engine with newly replaced Saildrive gearbox and very low hours
4-bladed Max Prop feathering prop
Carbon fibre Solimar helm wheels
Carbon fibre Hall Spars rig
Carbon bow sprit with furling gennaker
Hydraulic adjustment for backstays and vang
Electric Antal winch package
Millenium carbon sail package including gennaker
North Sails 3di sale package including gennaker
Raymarine navigation package with radar, twin plotters and AIS
3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout
Teak interior joinery
Fridge, freezer and wine cellar
40” LCD TV and stereo system
Schenker modular watermaker
SKIDBLADNER II is stored ashore every year from late Autumn until late Spring. She is shrink-wrapped and her running rigging is removed. All maintenance is carried out by professionals and her sail wardrobe is stored and serviced at the North Sails loft in Stockholm. Prior to launch each Spring she benefits from a full hull clean/wax/seal and fresh antifouling. Added to this, as SKIDBLADNER II has been sailed in the Baltic Sea throughout her life, she has benefitted from the extremely low levels of UV salt water content, significantly reduced the aging of her cosmetic surfaces and systems.
** Meaning of the boat name - Skidbladner (Old West Nordic: Skíðblaðnir, "composed of small thin wooden boards") is in ancient Viking mythology the god Frej's magical ship in which all the Asa gods are contained. Frej can fold the ship together like a tablecloth and put it in his purse when it is not needed. Skibladner also always have tail winds regardless of the direction the ship is sailing and can sail over ground and water. Skidbladner (like English “she” = Shedbladner) were built by the dwarfs and the sons of Ivalde.
The ICE YACHTS boat-yard presents in the market the new ICE 52, a fast cruise dedicates to passionate and competent owners that seek enjoyment and strong emotions at the helm. Built with highly innovative materials and advanced construction techniques the ICE 52 is in a league of it’s own in all that regards performance, comfort on board and ability to take on even the toughest conditions at sea. Excellent for demanding cruises and regattas.
The design is inspired by the boats smaller sibling, the ICE 33 a killer regatta boat, from which it takes the “scimitar-like” design of the bow and “smiling” carving shape of the stern. The project has been realized by Felci Yacht Design and the production is done in the historic site of Yacht 2000, construction yard that has had over thirty years of experience and has completed more than 80 prestigious maxi-yachts.
The hydrodynamics are nothing less than impressive. The water lines allow the ICE 52 to glide at very high speeds due to its max beam of 4.65m and the carefully studied appendages also grant the yacht great upwind capabilities: the ICE 52 shows no problem in taking on wind coming from extremely narrow angles.
To guarantee this level of performance are the advanced technologies used in the construction process and the elevated skill of the artisans which have great experience and expertise in their field.
The ICE52 was born as a "synthesis" of the very current ICE33s, whose innovative incredibly performing hull developed in years of racing and research by Felci Yacht, has demonstrated exceptional performance in all conditions and of the ICE62 Fast Cruisers, where the basic concept, that is that of fast, safe and comfortable cruising develops with a modern and elegant style that gives these yachts an undisputed prestige.
To succeed in this ambitious goal, we started from the modeling of an extremely avant-garde hull with hydrodynamic solutions generally adopted for racing boats, without compromise, transferred to this fast cruiser project.
Thus a high-performance and exploitable boat was built outside, with simple, extremely functional equipment, as far as possible with the bridge free from maneuvers and at the same time comfortable and highly habitable inside, where traditional carpentry and composite materials are well mixed to obtain a light, yet comfortable boat. The choice of appendices that use particularly optimized profiles is important for performance; thanks to the considerable percentage of weight in the keel, a high straightening moment is obtained, synonymous with stability, performance and safety. The sail plan follows exactly the same philosophy, that is, that of being derived from racing, but with all the simplifications that make it suitable for a cruise crew.
Our understanding is that this yacht complies with the RCD and is categorised A – unlimited offshore.
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Hull and deck are laminated with infusion technique, in sandwich of composite materials using hybrid glass-carbon fibres with epoxy resin and PVC foam core with different density and thickness.
The use of 3-step infusion process (infusion on the outer skin, vacuum bonded core, infusion on the inner skin) was chosen because it allows to obtain an optimal control of the laminate with a maximum percentage of the final resin equal to 35-40%; therefore, necessary to obtain minimum weight and maximum mechanical properties of the laminate.
The localized reinforcements are made with unidirectional and biaxial carbon fibres.
The structures either longitudinal or transverse (bulkheads and floors) are entirely vacuum laminated in epoxy sandwich using glass-carbon fibres and PVC foam cores at various densities.
Bulkheads are flanged for better join to the deck.
Many composite elements are post cured with heat treatment.
Many elements of furniture are made with foam sandwich light woods.
Bulkheads fore and aft are completely watertight and equipped with grommets.
Tanks are structural for increased rigidity and better use of space.
The chainplates for the shrouds, forestay and backstay are composite and steel for optimum strength and longevity.
Topsides sprayed in Dupont ‘Porsche Silver Metallic’
Side decks and cockpit laid in teak.
Keel & Rudder:
Low 2.55m draft Weldox steel fin with lead bulb
Keel blade and bulb CNC machined and optimised
Carbon fibre balanced rudder with aluminium stock
Engine & gearbox:
Volvo Penta D2-75, 4-cylinder common rail diesel engine producing 75hp @ 3,000rpm
Freshwater cooling engine cooling
Saildrive gearbox – replaced 2019
Single lever electronic throttle control
Service & Maintenance:
Engine hours – approx. 250 as of January 2020
Date of last engine service – Autumn 2019 ahead of winterising – carried out by Volvo Penta Service Centre
Propulsion & Steering:
Max Prop 4-bladed feathering propeller
12vDC Sleipner Side Power retractable bowthruster
Twin carbon helm wheels from Solimar with hide covering
12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shorepower, inverter or generator.
1x 12vDC engine start battery
1x 12vDC bowthruster battery
1x 12vDC generator start battery
6x 12vDC service batteries joined in parallel
Mastervolt battery monitoring system
Charging / Inverter:
Mastervolt 12vDC battery chargers for engine, bowthruster, generator and service start batteries
Dynamica MINI series 220vAC diesel generator producing approx 4.5kw
12vDC engine-mounted alternator for engine and start battery bank
220vAC shore power system with ring main and 220vAC sockets within interior
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
12vDC pressurised fresh water system
Hot water supplied by engine-driven calorifier and 220vAC immersion heater element in well-insulated hot water tank.
Schenker modular watermaker producing approx 60 litres per hour
Electric bilge pumps
Manual bilge pump in cockpit
360 litres fuel capacity
500 litres fresh water capacity in 2x 250 litre tanks
Black water holding tank system for heads.
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
2x Raymarine e95 Hybrid Touch colour touch screen GPS chart plotter multi-function displays at helm pedestals
Raymarine High Definition digital radar scanner on mast with carbon bracket
4x Raymarine A75 jumbo touch screen multi-displays at mast base in carbon bracket
Raymarine wind, speed and depth transducers
2x Raymarine p70 autopilot control heads on port and starboard helm pedestals with course computer and gyro compass
2x steering compasses as helm pedestals
Raymarine Ray260 VHF with DSC and remote station in cockpit
Alpes Inox stainless steel gas stove with 3-burners and oven
220vAC microwave oven
220vAC microwave oven
Twin Corian inset sinks with pressurised water supply
Front opening fridge/ frezer
Top opening fridge / freezer
8 bottle wine cellar
2x electric heads
Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with showers
Heating & Ventilation:
Eberspacher diesel-fired hot-air cabin heating system with outlets in all cabins
Condaria 220vAC air-conditioning with outlets in saloon and master cabin
LG 40” LCD TV at main bulkhead
Sony music system
Summary of Accommodation:
Up to 8 berths in 3 cabins plus saloon. Two heads.
Teak interior joinery with sandwich construction
White vinyl headlinings
Corian counters in galley and heads
Cream leather upholstery in saloon
Accommodation layout from Forward:
Owner’s cabin forward with island double berth.
Owner’s ensuite heads to port
Saloon amidships with u-shaped settee to port around dining table.
Further settee/day bed to starboard
L-shaped galley aft port
Ctable area at aft end of saloon to starboard facing aft.
Aft heads with separate shower stall to starboard
Twin aft double cabins with hanging lockers
Carbon fibre mast and boom by Hall Spars – black painted finish
Keel-stepped fractional rig with 2-sets of swept-back spreaders
LED spreader lights and boom lights
Low-friction battencars with Antal track on mast
Mast jack with 6 gauge pump
Reckman hydraulic control system for split-backstay and vang
Stainless steel rod standing rigging
German mainsheet system
Bartel 12vDC electric genoa furler with below-deck drum
Carbon fibre bowsprit
Karver furling gear for gennaker
Staysail preparation on deck with staysail halyard and lines
Antal winch package
2x electric 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet winches
2x manual 2-speed self-tailing genoa winches
1x electric 2-speed self-tailing main halyard winch at companionway
1x manual 2-speed self-tailing halyard winche at companionway
North Sails 3Di mainsail – 2019
North Sails 3Di No.1 jib – 2019
North Sails 250sqm Gennaker - 2017
Millenium Sails Offshore Carbon fully-battened mainsail with 2-reefs - 2016
Millenium Sails Offshore Carbon furling genoa – 2016
Millenium Sails Carbon staysail - 2016
Millenium Sails 270sqm furling gennaker – 2016
All sails serviced by North Sails in Stockholm every year.
Stainless steel pushpits, pulpit, guardwire stanchions and side-boarding gates
Lewmar flush deck hatches
Folding transom with swimming platform and tender garage for tender up to 2.70m
Carbon fibre cockpit table
LED navigation lights
Anchoring & Mooring:
Anchor mounted to bowsprit
12vDC electric anchor windlass
25kgs Delta anchor with 50m of 10mm chain
Pop-up mooring cleats
Fenders and warps
Covers and Canvas:
Sprayhood with stainless steel frame recessed into coachroof
Bimini with cockpit tent attachments
Mainsail stackpack with lazyjacks
Millenium Sails genoa cover
Helm wheel covers
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
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