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case study

ICE Kite" is a 64m.
Superyacht with a sleek silhouette that has been designed by
NAS Yacht Design with naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects
for a German entrepreneur.

About project

At the design stage
of the ICE project, NAS, Dykstra
Naval Architects, and the owner
have worked hard to ensure
maximum zcomfort under 500GT.

One of the main design features of the yacht is the use of glass that is higher than that of boats at this length. The main goal is to integrate enclosed spaces with more light and exteriors while ensuring a striking outlook. Full glass living areas and spacious exteriors offer the owner the ultimate sense of openness on board. The main inspiration for the exterior design comes from mother nature. The owner wanted Red Yacht Design to create a yacht that feels like she already belongs to the sea, inspired by sea animals.

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Length Overall:
64.2 m.
10.8 m.
1.76 m.
Hull Type:
Sailing Type
Aluminium Hull & Carbon Reinforced Composite Superstructure
2 X 1000 HP
Max Speed:
17.4 knot
450 ton
Fuel Tank Capacity:
45.000 L.
Fresh Water Tank Capacity:
12.000 L.
Black & Gray Water Capacity:
5.000 L.
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ICE Kite has 475 sqm open spaces. The significant beach area at the aft part of the main deck has a pool and a huge lounge area with different sunbed levels. The dining area for 12 and the bar area maximize the outdoor pleasure among family and friends. There is a touch & go helipad at the bow to overcome the problem of last mile. At the flybridge deck, a sundeck area offers more privacy out of seeing or a party lounge with a full-size bar and a BBQ area. There, the generous aft Jacuzzi area is surrounded by large sunbeds for fun time while sunbathing.

ICE Kite is a constantly circumnavigating yacht with real green technologies excluding diesel electric use, because of its physical system losses. Instead the team of designer, owner and naval architect combine kite sailing with a low resistance hull, and optimum consumption of diesel engines. The owner intends to have the yacht managed under a fractional ownership program, again with the philosophy to use resources reasonable and effectively.

The hull is designed to be efficient over the entire speed range and not only in a restricted speed interval around the maximum speed. This is accomplished by waterline entries, a high slenderness ratio and low weeted surface area due to a round hull shape. Other significant features include increased comfort on-board with better sea keeping and wave reduction. A well proportioned daggerboard is aaplied to enable the yacht to make full use of the Kite propulsion system at closer wind angles.