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News: Feadship Launches 46m KISS on Valentine's Day

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  1. Happy Valentine's Day! Feadship Launches 46m KISS

    Feadship launched the 46.40-metre (152’3”) motoryacht Kiss on Saturday, February 14th in a ceremony that made the most of the Valentine’s Day spirit. Kiss showcases Feadship's ability to optimise the efficiency of the engineering processes involved in creating a bespoke superyacht. The story behind Kiss is linked in a number of ways to the 46.22-metre Feadship Como, which was launched in 2014. “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,” De Vries explains. “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.”
  2. Half a year after signing the contract for Como, architect and designer Ed Dubois came to Feadship with another client.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 andweight to the yacht, hence requiring a revised lines plan. Make no mistake, these are two different Feadships.
  3. Where Kiss did benefit from the Como project was Feadship’s enhanced ability to standardise not the product but the process. Successfully incorporating the production methods and the majority of engineering phases used on Como made Kiss cost-effective in production while still resulting in an entirely bespoke superyacht. Kiss was also complex to paint , featuring a stunning metallic black hull with a red stripe on the waterline. This was another specific request by the client and required Feadship to develop special mixing machines and electrically-charged spray guns in order that all the metallic flakes would be in perfect order.
  4. The powerful exterior Dubois profile, with its large bulwark window measuring some 6.5 metres in width, generates a sporty ambience. The complete owner’s deck – an unusual feature for a yacht under 50 metres – makes the most of both the volume and interior space. An aluminium-plated sun roof opens up to add to the light interior vibe. More al fresco-like pleasures include a sun deck with Jacuzzi and a transom swim platform with swim ladder and underwater platform.

    Specifications:

    Material: aluminium hull and superstructure
    Length overall: 46.40m / 152’3”
    Beam overall: 9.00m / 29’6”
    Draught (loaded): 2.28m / 7’6”
    Fuel capacity: 51,000 litres / 13,473 US Gallons
    Fresh water capacity: 16,000 litres / 4,227 US Gallons

    Design:

    Naval Architect: Dubois Naval Architects
    Exterior styling: Dubois Naval Architects
    Interior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon

    Propulsion:

    Main engines: 2x Caterpillar C32 / 895 kW @ 1800 rpm
    Generators: 2x Caterpillar 6.6 – 2x 125 kW – 1500 rpm
    Stabilizers: Quantum zero-speed stabilizers

    For more information contact:

    Feadship Yachts
    Leidsevaart 574
    2014 HT Haarlem
    The Netherlands
    www.***********

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