Red Yacht Design developed together with Dykstra Naval Architects project ICE KITE for a German client.

Here comes an extraordinary project: ICE KITE with a kite propulsion system and a matching support vessel called KITE GHOST, designed by Red Yacht Design with naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects. The project is under construction at a Dutch shipyard that isn’t named at the date of publication.

With a length of 64m, ICE KITE is the longest yacht under a gross tonnage of 500 GT. Alongside the kite propulsion, another eye-catcher is the distinctive exterior with a reverse bow, a large open foredeck with a touch-and-go helipad, and a superstructure that uses a lot of glass.

Motor yacht with focus on saving resources

Alongside the kite from the Hamburg-based company SkySails to reduce the use of the engines with an optimized hull. A daggerboard improves the use of the kite in close wind angles. To follow the owner’s philosophy, to save resources, he wants to offer the yacht for fractional ownership.

Interior Features

The yacht has a kite lounge, surrounded by glass with a 180-degree view to observe the kite’s fly. Furthermore, the lounge can be transformed into indoor dining.

The owner’s full-beam suite on the lower deck offers his & her dressing and bathrooms, a private lounge, the owner’s office, and separate access from the main deck — Moreover, direct access to the spa area.

Ice Kite Lounge

Main Specifications of ICE KITE

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Kite Area



Support Vessel ICE GHOST

With a length of 26m, the support vessel ICE GHOST is much smaller than the main yacht but carries an Icon A5 Airplane, submarine, a 12m custom RIB with a maximum speed of 60 knots – also created by Red Yacht Design. Moreover, several watersports toys can be stored below the main deck.

When the tenders and toys are in the water, the cargo area turns into a party deck. The crew can serve food directly from the support vessel’s galley.

Ice Ghost Support Vessel