Your eyes are not deceiving you. The 152’2” (46.4-meter) Feadship pictured below, christened Kiss, does look remarkably like Como, another Feadship delivered last year. However, the two megayachts are as different as can be.
Appropriately christened on Valentine’s Day, Kiss was styled by the same studio as Como, that being Dubois Naval Architects. The design package for Kiss was brought to Feadship by the designers about six months after Como was contracted. That’s where the similarities end. The owner of Kiss wanted a different propulsion package, performance, and upper-deck configuration. Twin Caterpillar C32s reportedly let Kiss achieve a top speed of 16 knots; twin MTUs push Como three knots faster. In addition, the owner of Kiss wanted the upper deck reserved as a master apartment, while Como features all-alfresco relaxation here. Collectively, the differences required changing the hull and, of course, the profile.
One more difference: Kiss has metallic paint. Her red bootstripe plays off the sparkling effect of the black hull, too.
While the 29’5” (9-meter) beam of the all-aluminum megayacht is best appreciated on the main deck, Kiss does treat her owner to quite a retreat on the upper deck. There’s a sunroof to bring in more light and air, for example. Feadship has not revealed full decor details, though it does describe the ambiance as “stark” and “crisp.” Redman Whiteley Dixon (which changed partners partly through construction) worked with the owner to execute the look. Eight guests can join the owner aboard, all of whom have a sundeck hot tub to enjoy, among other amenities. Seven crew, two staff, and the captain taking care of everyone’s needs.