Burgess has a new central agency listing in the form of the 53.4m Feadship-built motoryacht, Kisses. She is currently based in the South of France and has come onto the market with an asking price of $24.9 million.
Kisses was built at Feadship’s Aalsmeer facility and was launched in 2000. The displacement motoryacht has a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, featuring the naval architecture and exterior styling of the yard’s in-house designers, De Voogt Naval Architects.
At 751gt, she is in the 24.6 per cent of the 50 – 55m motoryacht fleet that exceeds the 750gt mark – the average gross tonnage is 639gt in this LOA segment, with many still refined to be sub-500gt. But, volume aside, you can always expect a Feadship’s interior to be expertly utilised.
The lavish but minimalistic Art Déco interior styling – inspired by Edgar Brandt, the man known for putting Paris on the map as the Art Déco capital of the world – was completed by George Larson of Larson Associates. Karelian burl and carbon ebony woods with a high gloss finish, as well as reflective surfaces such as stainless steel and woven leather lined walls and deckheads, are all are used in this yacht’s revival of this 1920s style. She is able to accommodate 11 guests over four double staterooms and one twin stateroom with an additional single berth.
It's also worth noting that in addition to being privately owned, she has been meticulously maintained, with refits in 2008 and 2014 – the latter of which included a full paint job – and completed her Lloyd’s 15-year survey in 2015.
From the 11 second-hand Feadships that have come onto the market so far in 2016, five were built after 2000 and Kisses – by no means the shortest in LOA or the lowest in gross tonnage – has the most competitive asking price from the selection.