ICE Yachts announce the New ICE53 Sports Tourer

ICE YACHTS and the Felci Yacht Design team have joined forces once again to
produce one of the most exciting and innovative new models for 2023.
The New ICE 53 Sport Tourer (ST) will have an exceptional pedigree as a racer that
can equally be enjoyed for fast cruising in a high degree of luxury and comfort.
The mission is to significantly improve the already high performance of the ICE 52RS
and make the new ICE 53ST one of the finest and fastest boats in the 50-foot
performance-cruising category.
In the words of Ice Yachts CEO Marco Malgara: “We have in the pipeline a boat that
is not only beautiful and very well finished, but is also light, fast, competitive and at
the same time comfortable. Top of the market.

FULLCARBON construction, INNOVATIVE and ESSENTIAL design, HIGH TECH
interior
Compared to the “standard RS ” version, the ST has a weight reduction of more than
two tons, with an approximate dry weight of 10 tons and a sail plan implemented
both upwind and downwind.
The hull is laminated with epoxy resin, by infusion of quadriaxial and unidirectional
carbon fibres with local reinforcements. A 3-step epoxy infusion technique will be
used to laminate the hull skin, while the core will be a closed-cell, vacuum-bonded
PVC.

The keel will be a new custom design made of Weldox700 steel with a draft of 3.4 m.
The rudder with carbon blade and shaft, will be elongated and with a reduced lateral
surface, thus ensuring excellent control even when the boat is heeled or heavily
loaded. Attention to safety remains a central theme in both design and construction.
Compared to the 52RS the deck equipment is obviously adapted to the needs of the
owner, the mast will be in high-modulus carbon developed in conjunction with
Axxon’s Racing Department.

The interior layout is designed to be extremely versatile, switching easily from
cruising comfort to the sporty racing mode. The interior finish will be a mix of white
painted and faired surfaces with light composite panels, thus achieving significant
weight savings compared to a traditional construction, without sacrificing the quality
of joinery craftmanship, both in the refinement of finishes and in the excellence of
details.

For more information on the ICE53ST or other models, contact (02) 9281 4422 or email
contact@performancecruising.com.au

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