Gigantic kite to power superyacht

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.

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