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Istanbul-based studio Red Yacht Design has revealed details of its latest project, the 64.2 metre (209-foot) superyacht ICE Kite and its 26-metre (85-foot) shadow vessel ICE Ghost.
Designed in collaboration with Dykstra Naval Architects, ICE Kite is set to be the yard’s longest yacht, in total length under 500 gross tonnage, at the time of building. According to the studio, the owner of the superyacht is ‘a German entrepreneur’ who first commissioned the design in 2018.
ICE Kite is defined by ‘sleek’ and ‘sophisticated’ exterior lines with an extensive use of glass throughout. The studio noted that the owner’s brief was ‘to create a yacht that feels like she is an integral part of the sea, inspired by sea animals’.
With an aluminium hull and carbon fibre superstructure, ICE Kite brings together kite sailing practices and a low resistance hull to optimise its engines for efficient use. A pair of 735-kilowatt main engines give ICE Kite a maximum speed of 17.4 knots.
The vessel holds capacity for up to ten guests to be accommodated on board ICE Kite in four comfortable cabins. ICE Kite also includes a beach club area with a pool, an al fresco dining area for 12 guests and a helipad at the bow.
Below deck, the Kite Lounge, which also functions as a dining room, has been specially designed for watching Kite’s hypnotic flight during the cruise. The outstanding area has a complete glass surrounding, offering a 180-degree view. Further interior features include an elegant spiral staircase and dedicated spa area.
ICE Kite will be constructed in tandem with a smaller project, ICE Ghost. The 26-metre (85-foot) yacht will serve as dedicated support vessel for ICE Kite. With a matching exterior, the yacht has been designed to continuously cruise with ICE Kite and carry toys and tender for her mothership.
ICE Ghost can carry an Icon A5 airplane, a U Boatworx Superyacht Sub 3, a pair of Seadoo Jet Skis, a 12-metre custom-made performance RIB with a top-end speed of 60 knots, also designed by Turkish studio Red Yacht Design on her main deck. There is a further garage space for holding diving equipment, SeaBobs, and an on-site maintenance area.
The main deck of ICE Ghost can alternatively be used as a party space and two twin cabins below deck can host guests or staff. With a steel hull and carbon fibre exterior, ICE Ghost can reach a top speed of 16 knots.
Source: Boat International
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