Market reports from the Netherlands suggest that Icon Yachts has won a contract for a new build in excess of 70m (230ft).

No further details are known at this stage because the deal is understood to be highly confidential — but it is believed that the project will take the company's order book well into 2014.

The news comes as Icon launches the last of its current new builds — the 62m (203ft) Maidelle, which was built under the code name Project Midlandia.

Maidelle is the third in a series of 62m yachts that Icon has built over the past few years — following in the wake of Baton Rouge and Icon.

All three had exterior styling by Redman Whitely & Dixon and Maidelle's interior was styled by Cristiano Gatto Design.

Meanwhile, Icon is also very busy on the refit front.

The yard is currently working on Basmalina II and later this month will start an extensive refit of the Heesen-built 42m (135ft) motor yacht Seven Sins.

The work will last until June and includes a full hull paint job by Bonsink Jachtschilders, along with the fitting of a new MOB crane.

Seven Sins was designed inside and out by Omega Architects.

Icon also recently revealed a new 53m (175ft) concept design in association with Erdevicki Inc of Vancouver.

Called ER175 it will sport a futuristic flybridge, sleek lines, and a bullet shaped bow.