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  • The Ice Boat Cometh




    A futuristic yacht with a unique approach to efficiency — a gargantuan kite that helps pull it along – has been commissioned by a German entrepreneur.

    Ice Kite, which is still in the design phase, was conceived collaboratively by Red Yacht Design, Dijkstra Naval Architects, and the anonymous German entrepreneur commissioning it. The roughly 210-foot vessel has a pair of diesel engines and utilises a massive 1,700-square-foot kite, which soars 600 feet in the air, to improve fuel efficiency.

    The nameless buyer is also commissioning a support vessel called Ice Ghost, which will follow the main yacht, carrying its tenders and toys, according to Business Insider.

    The yacht’s fuel efficiency is also boosted thanks to a slender, low-resistance hull made of aluminium and carbon fibre, according to Red Yacht Design, which helped develop the yacht.

    Ice Kite boasts guest bedrooms for 10 people, along with an owner’s cabin. It also sports bathrooms, dressing rooms, an office, a sitting area, and a private entrance to the main deck.

    Below deck, Ice Ghost will have two guest cabins, a kitchen, and a garage for diving equipment. Both boats are still in their design phases, but their future owner is considering having them built at a Dutch shipyard.


    Ice Kite boasts guest bedrooms for 10 people, along with an owner's cabin sporting bathrooms, dressing rooms, an office, a sitting area, and a private entrance to the main deck.


    Copious amounts of glass in the yacht's design will give passengers panoramic views and will allow them to watch the kite in action from indoors.



    This room — aptly named the Kite Lounge — doubles as an indoor dining room.



    Outside, the main deck features a dining area for 12, a bar and a pool



    [By the pool, there's an expansive lounge area with several levels for sunbathing./I]


    Up a few stairs from the main deck, you'll find the upper deck, which has a grilling station, a full-size bar, a hot tub and a "party lounge" area with sectional couches.[/I]


    Ice Kite also has a helipad "to overcome the problem of last mile." And, since one huge yacht sometimes isn't enough, it will be built alongside a matching support vessel: Ice Ghost.


    The 86-foot support yacht will carry all the owner's toys, like jet skis, additional boats, or an airplane. When all of the vehicles have been launched, the deck can serve as a large party area.

    Story via Tim Levin Bidness Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The Ice Boat Cometh started by Photoboy View original post
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