This 67-Foot Concept Superyacht Is The Ultimate Place To Self-Isolate
As we all become far more accustomed to our homes in this strange time of self-isolation (stay inside as much as you can, by the way), it's all too natural to start thinking of places you could rather be given the chance. The gym, for instance, now all of a sudden feels like an adventure. The concept of going interstate or overseas? You may as well be gearing up for a lunar mission. But it's still nice to think of the days to come when we will, eventually, be able to carry on as we once did.
However a new superyacht, developed by Red Yacht Design for an undisclosed customer, will turn just about every quarantining fantasy you've ever had on its head. A contemporary floating palace that puts space and freedom above the lavish luxury of the traditional superyacht experience, it may well be the coolest thing to hit the water in the next few years.
What largely sets the Ice Kite apart from its contemporaries is the extensive use of glass around its exterior, which Red say has the end goal of "integrate enclosed spaces with more light and exteriors while ensuring a striking outlook." Designed to completely reimagine the yachting experience as one of openness and space rather than seclusion and confinement, the glass spaces open into a vast outer deck on which a range of outdoor activities can be performed. The front also boasts a helipad, because it's a superyacht. What do you expect?
The "beach" area at the aft of the ship is where more of the on-board leisure will take place, featuring a tiered layout and a swimming pool. Put together, this gives the Ice Kite more than 475 sqm of open-air space for you to use at your pleasure, including a bar area and an outdoor dining area for 12. " The main inspiration for the exterior design comes from mother nature," reads Red's website. The owner wanted Red Yacht Design to create a yacht that feels like she already belongs to the sea, inspired by sea animals.
Inside, the yacht has ample space to sleep 10 people across four guest cabins. The full-beam owner cabin is separately accessed from the main deck, and boasts his & her bathrooms and dressings, an office, and a lounge area. Above the Yacht's main entertaining area sits the vessels, piece de resistance, dubbed the kite lounge, which serves as a place to witness Ice Kite's namesake feature in action: a giant kite that works alongside the yacht's two 1000hp engines to propel it forward.