BY Nick Walton on 19 Apr 2024

The Icon, the world's first emissions-free yacht, arrives at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. 

A stunning 13.5m electric vessel brought to life in partnership with Design by Designworks, a subsidiary of the BMW Group, and German tech start-up, TYDE, The Icon is available for hotel guests to experience Dubai from the water and represents Jumeirah’s latest step in its commitment to sustainability.

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, the world’s first inaugural battery-powered, emissions-free yacht emits zero noise or pollution. Its chic, cutting-edge design offers an immersive experience with 360-views of the ocean from its 21 sqm lounge-like interior, adorned with blue and gold.

The Icon, the world's first emissions-free yacht, arrives at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. 

Using leading technology to combine climate-friendly mobility, the vessel operates with up to 80 percent energy savings compared to conventional yachts, while maintaining a luxurious ride experience. A true display of innovation and craftsmanship, despite reaching a top speed of 30 knots the yacht glides silently over the water. The Icon’s only output is an orchestrated suite of ambient sounds and music, composed by Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer, Hanz Zimmer.

The Icon will be based at D-Marin Marsa Al Arab marina, the state-of-the-art luxury marina operated by D-Marin, which is home to 82 yacht berths and offers spectacular views of the renowned Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

The Icon, the world's first emissions-free yacht, arrives at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. 

“It is an honour to welcome The Icon to the waters of Madinat Jumeirah in partnership with TYDE, BMW Group and D-Marin,” says Peter Roth, Regional Vice President Madinat Jumeirah & General Manager Jumeirah Al Qasr. “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.

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