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World’s first “emissions-free” yacht, The Icon, arrives at Madinat Jumeirah

by Madaline Dunn

THE ICON, a 13.5 metre, “100 per cent sustainable” watercraft, has arrived in Madinat Jumeirah. The world’s first inaugural battery-powered, emissions-free yacht, THE ICON, reportedly emits zero noise and pollution and operates with up to 80 per cent energy savings compared to conventional yachts.

Designed by Designworks, a subsidiary of the BMW Group, and German tech start-up, TYDE, the yacht can be experienced with a cruise from the D-Marin Marsa Al Arab Marina, exclusively for residents staying in the Malakiya Villas at Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, the Presidential or Royal suites at the resort’s four hotels, or Jumeirah One members, it was shared.

Peter Roth, Regional Vice President Madinat Jumeirah & General Manager Jumeirah Al Qasr, said: “It is an honour to welcome THE ICON to the waters of Madinat Jumeirah in partnership with TYDE, BMW Group and D-Marin, The Selection of Premium Marinas. Environmentally conscious, beautifully designed, and unforgettable – THE ICON embodies many of the traits we strive for at Madinat Jumeirah, and we are thrilled to be able to offer our guests the exciting opportunity to witness this spectacular marrying of cutting-edge design and sustainability.”

Christoph Ballin, Managing Director of TYDE, added: “Madinat Jumeirah has always been at the forefront of blending unique luxury hospitality with a profound commitment to preserving beaches, wildlife, and the environment at large. We align closely with these values and are privileged and delighted to lend our support.”

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