At the design stage of the ICE project, Red Yacht Design, Dykstra Naval Architects, and the owner have worked hard to ensure maximum comfort 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.
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.
The main saloon consists of two visually interconnected sections: the main lounge and the Kite lounge. Thus offering an uninterrupted view from aft to the bow. The main lounge is suitable for relaxing around the clock and welcoming all guests indoors. A few steps up from the Main Lounge, The Kite Lounge, which can be transformed into an indoor dining area, has been specially designed for watching Kite's hypnotic flight during the cruise. This outstanding area has a complete glass surrounding, thus offering a 180 degrees spherical view.
The round staircase volume from at the aft entrance allows the lower deck lobby to be illuminated with natural light. Four comfortable guest cabins can accommodate up to 10 people. The most surprising feature of the lower deck is the SPA area that is located at the heart of that level with a direct connection to the owner cabin and open for guest usage. The owner decides whether to enjoy that area alone of accompanied by guests.
The generous full-beam owner cabin with separate access from the main deck, his & her bathrooms and dressings, an office, and a lounge area is designed to meet all of the owner's demands. Also, with separate access from the main deck, crew quarters are located at the forepart of the lower deck, which are designed for crew needs carefully.