Her name is MAVI’ and is the fourth stunning ICE 70 to hit the water. She is part of a highly successful series, which has already seen the birth of unique boats such as the ICE 70 RS, with a clear racing attitude, and the ICE 70 Gran Comfort, which stands out for her on-board comfort and technology.
These are sophisticated, high-performance boats that, while starting from the lines designed by the always excellent Umberto Felci, are then developed in a practically custom mode, by a project team made up of Felci Yacht Design and the shipyard that, literally, design variants based on the owner’s needs. With this building mode, Ice Yachts has won the trust of many customers, suffice it to say that as we are writing, two more ICE 70s are under construction.
About the new ICE 70 MAVI’
No exception to the above-mentioned concept is the ICE 70 MAVI’ whose lucky owner, evidently experienced and very clear-minded, was able to draw heavily from the yard’s availability to create a boat that is decidedly different from the ones in the same series. Indeed, it is enough to look at her to immediately notice that the hull, lacking the low windows and painted in Snow White, gives the eye clean and very elegant lines.
But this is just one of the many innovations introduced by this sailboat whose very special interiors give space to two large guest cabins in the stern, an amidship owner’s cabin equipped with a private head with tempered glass shower and two crew cabins in the bow.
All rooms are air conditioned with a 50,000 BTU Webasto air conditioning system capable of handling even the hottest climates, while in winter a diesel heating system, perfectly heats the rooms without drawing from the battery pack.
The galley is equipped with custom-made stainless steel nautical refrigerators, a combined oven with microwave, induction hobs, and a garbage grinder. A wine cellar has also been installed in the dinette to give the wine connoisseur owner the opportunity to store his bottles at the correct temperature.
The boat is equipped with two watermakers that can be used individually or synchronously to produce up to 1601t/hour of fresh water, which is also sterilized and made potable by a specific plant.
On-board electronics are entrusted to Raymarine and include state-of-the-art plotters installed on the two consoles, cockpit table and rails for complete control of all navigation data, in any position. In the dinette, a huge 24-inch plotter performs the advanced control functions of on-board automation, which can also be managed by the captain, from his cabin, thanks to a dedicated plotter.
The hull is made of epoxy resin infusion using hybrid glass and carbon fibers, while the deck is full carbon. This choice denotes a great experience of the owner who, evidently, preferred a light and solid construction, without the extremisms sometimes found on this type of boats and that cause multiple soundproofing problems.
Power comes from a generous Yanmar 230HP engine that enables the ICE 70 MAVI’ to travel at a double-digit cruising speed.
The keel is retractable and draws on the best in the sector, namely Cariboni, to reduce the draft from the 4.5 meters that allow for great upwinds, to the 2.75 meters that allow for entry into virtually any harbor or anchorage where the water is clearest.
In short, another great boat that ICE YACHTS gives to a market that, conversely, seems to have forgotten the importance of quality.
The only thing wrong with this boat? We haven’t been able to test it yet! If you want to understand why we are upset, just read the sea trials of previous ICE 70s: pure enjoyment …
Epoxy Infusion – Hybrid Glass/Carbon
Epoxy Infusion- Full Carbon
Draft (keel up/ keel down)
2.75 / 4.47 m
Yanmar 4LV 230hp- Shaft drive Vdrive
Fresh Water Capacity
Schenker Twin 1501t
Webasto 50.000 BTU
Mast and boom
Carbon Axxon mast and V furling boom
270m2 UW – 550m2 DW