Kiss was built at the Kaag facility and was designed by Dubois like the award-winning COMO launched in 2014 and is linked to her in some ways. After a half of year signing the contract of Como, Ed Dubois came with another client to Feadship.
Henk de Vries commented:
“With yachts like Como and Kiss, we are effectively building a sporty type boat around our average size of over 15 years ago, but now with all the know-how and intelligence, Feadship has developed. This facilitates a clever approach to high-end production, one which remains entirely custom while keeping the costs of a Feadship of this size within the bounds of reason.”
“Ed was highly appreciative of the way that the Feadship yards work with outside designers as well as the in-house naval architects at Feadship De Voogt. Even though Como and Kiss have similar looks they are very different yachts. Most if not all yards would have taken a platform approach based on Como’s hull, offering the client a discount for the reduced amount of engineering. That’s not how Feadship does things.”
“The owner of Kiss required a more conventional speed of 16 knots (Como is 19), so she has a different power plant. And while Como is a sports boat with an open top deck, Kiss has a complete master penthouse on the upper deck. This obviously added both volume and weight to the yacht, hence requiring a revised lines plan. Make no mistake, these are two different Feadships.”
The interior (no photos yet) was designed by also UK-based Redman Whitely Dixon design studio. Feadship describes it as a stark, crisp look.
Henk de Vries about the work with RWD:
“They did a fantastic job on Kiss. It is never easy to take over an interior design project once underway and, on behalf of Feadship, I would like to say how impressed we are again with RWD’s work.”
The owner has an own private deck. A feature what is not often used on yachts in the “smaller” 50m class. Kiss accommodates 8 guests in 4 cabins. There are two crew cabins, Captain’s Cabin and Engineer’s Cabin.
|Length over all:||46.40 m|
|Interior Design:||Redman Whitely Dixon|
|Main Engines:||2x Caterpillar C32 / 895 kW @ 1800 rpm|
|Guests:||VIP stateroom on the main deck and four guest cabins on the lower deck. All of the guest accommodation is ensuite.double owner’s stateroom, up to four additional guests in lower
|Crew:||Four crew in two crew cabins; two in captain’s cabin, two in engineer’s cabin. Storage rooms, laundry, galley and crew mess on lower deck, twin staff|
|Fuel Capacity||51.000 l|