Ice Kite

Ice Kite is a 64m. Superyacht

I tried to adapt their bright, slippery and fluid surfaces to this design, inspired by the sea creatures after the owner said I want him to belong to the sea. I aimed to create an architecture based on glass to connect large areas outside inside and to obtain more spacious areas inside. In addition, the boat owner, who was affected by shark gills, wanted to see it on the boat in some way, allowing me to add a different dimension to my work. Instead of using the shark gills like a standard stain, I made a special work to make the upper building the main element of the body and form part of the glass architecture. This upper building contains the gills of a sea creature and its fluid surface. At the same time, I did a very careful work so that it could stay below 500GT and this would not affect the design.

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 applied to enable the yacht to make full use of the Kite propulsion system at closer wind angles. Ice Kite, designed together with the Red team, while I was working @redyachtdesign as the chief exterior designer.

  • Project Chief Exterior Designer: Serdar Şişman
  • Naval Architect: Dykstra Naval Architects
  • Computer Graphics: Emre Güntürkün