A Closer Look at Amels Kiss the Sky

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Kiss The Sky has made its way from the famed Damen Shipyard group Amels Yachts of the Netherlands to Florida and is currently available for purchase. This spacious luxury superyacht is among the most desired to grace the seas. Superior intererior and exterior design and masterful construction combine to deliver the ultimate in nautical elegance and luxury.

The naval architecture company Amels provided composition assistance along with the Terence Disdale Design for exquisite detailing of the interior design featuring an international ambiance that is absorbed when aboard. Fabrication of the vessel occurred in the Netherlands under the direction of the highly skilled naval craftsmen of Amels shipbuilders.

A closer look at the interior

Patrick Knowles of the Terence Disdale Design group carefully chose materials of light oak and marble blend with light colors to promote a sense of open space and freedom in an elegant setting bursting with luxury accents. Large panoramic windows offer protected dining and living spaces offering an unrivaled view of the outside environment. The addition of large oval port like windows allow for sunlight to filter in for smaller areas as desired. This allows for spectacular views during inclement weather while enjoying a temperature controlled atmosphere inside.

The signature work of Knowles is seen in the finely crafted wood and use of precious fabrics to create the feeling of luxury. You feel the ambiance as you enter into the salon from the main deck. The relaxing environment hits you full force as you enter the space garnished with exquisitely elegant sofas and luxury dining area to the rear. The Master suite features a bathroom designed for his and hers accommodation with a spa bath, steam shower, study and large sized dressing room.

Moving to the lower deck you find two large staterooms of VIP proportions. They feature queen beds, restroom facilities and a large bathtub. Additional accommodations on the lower deck include two additional twin suites along with restroom facilities and Pullman beds to accommodate more guests in each suite for a grand total of accommodations for up to twelve guests. Crew’s quarters maximize the full potential of space with comfortable accommodations for eleven to thirteen crew members.

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Specifications

Kiss The Sky is a 171 foot luxury superyacht with a steel core hull and the remainder mostly fabricated of aluminum. Her width is 29.5 feet which increased the spaciousness of the interior. The draught is 10.2 feet which is fairly deep. The only associated drawback is that the draught depth limits the types of harbors which can be visited.

She was finished in 2001 and refitted for changes and improvements in 2009. Her maintenance record shows frequent luxury updates made to suit the owner’s individual tastes and preferences for enjoyment.

Engineering

The yacht is powered by a KTA-38-M2 diesel engine packing 1200 horse power. It is equipped with two of these for a total HP or 2,400 for reaching a cruising speed of fourteen nautical mph. The top speed for Kiss The Sky is sixteen knots. She has an impressive range. In nautical miles it is 5,470 when traveling at twelve knots. The fuel capacity is 106,000 liters with 20,000 liters of potable water capacity.  Vosper stabilizers and Holland Roer bow thrusters add additional stability when at anchor or in rough seas for maximum occupant comfort.

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Additional amenities and features

Kiss The Sky has been redesigned with a helicopter landing pad and teak materials for the deck. Vastness and versatility are the key descriptors for the exterior spaces. The main deck features broad gangways with a luxury lounge located on the bridge deck. An al fresco dining area sits at the full beam to accommodate up to ten guests and a neary Sun Deck for relaxation after brunch. A jacuzzi has been strategically positioned to the front for additional relaxation before or after brunch or sunbathing for a total luxury experience. The appearance of the exterior is that of smooth and clean lines for a contemporary atmosphere.

All suites and cabins are well lit with luxury accommodations and comfortable mattress designs. Space is maximized because of the unique construction of the hull which features precision space utilization design to allow for additional interior space allocations.

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Adventure equipment

This yacht is fully equipped with recreational equipment for additional enjoyment throughout stops during the voyage. It features en 19′ Novurania Rescue Tender of one 115 hp Yamaha; two SeaDoo jet ski’s and three Seabobs.

Entertainment

All of the cabins and saloons come fully equipped with satellite TV for the entertainment and convenience of each guest. On demand music and movies are available to all on board with easy access in the cabins and guest areas including Savant system with Kalaidascape. Featured communications options include VSAT, FBB, GSM and WiFi throughout the entire vessel. This makes it possible to stay connected with the world outside or access other entertainment and news venues from on board.

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Seating comfort

Each guest area is outfitted with plenty of seating accommodations to enhance opportunities for relaxation. Indoor venues feature luxury furnishings of modern yet elegant designs. The furniture is soft and comfortable and many pieces have been strategically placed for viewing of the open sea while en route to the next destination. Beautiful harbor views are possible when reaching and anchoring in port. Outdoor seating is ample and well located with durable yet comfortable options which are designed for maximum comfort.

Overall assessment

From outside observations Kiss The Sky glides over the water like an angel with smoothness and contemporary elegance. A closer look reveals the intriguing design that delivers a workhorse beneath the decks with a decent range and plenty of cruising power. Longer voyages are not a problem because of the long range and potable water storage capacity. Kiss The Sky is one of the most elegant and useful superyachts for accommodating groups of up to twelve for either brief or longer voyages. There is no lack of space or opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment once you board her decks. She is now available for purchase and she has a lot to offer with regard to power, space and luxurious accommodations.

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