marine - Silver Fast
Written by Oryx
At 77m, Silver Fast is the world’s largest and fastest aluminium motor yacht with conventional propulsion.
She is the fourth and most advanced vessel in the multiple-award-winning Silver Series, whose DNA is based on high-calibre all-aluminium superyachts with fast, fuel-efficient credentials and long-range cruising capabilities.
Weight reduction is achieved by the use of lightweight aircraft honeycomb construction, and her remarkable performance was demonstrated on her maiden voyage from Perth, Western Australia, to Europe, completed in 21 days with just a single fuel stop.
The slender hull – designed by Espen Øino – cuts through the waves with ease, and she is quiet and vibration-free for night-time passages at 18 to 20 knots. Quantum zero-speed stabilisers keep her equally comfortable at anchor. The shallow, 2.6m draft makes her perfect for cruising the shoal waters of the Gulf, the Maldives, the South Pacific, and the Bahamas.
Silver Fast’s airy, contemporary interior was conceived by Andreas Holnburger of Vain Interiors. The main deck features panoramic views from large picture windows and leads aft to the ‘theatre room’ with a huge plasma cinema screen. From there you can head out into the ‘winter garden’ – a glass-screened, air-conditioned space that allows for flexible indoor/outdoor dining. Wraparound sliding glass doors shield occupants from wind and rain without detracting from the view, while the mirrored ceiling adds light to the dining area below, which can seat up to 20 guests. The aft deck itself features comfortable raised lounge seating and a top-of-the-range fully integrated 70,000W sound system.
The entire upper deck is reserved for the owner’s apartment, comprising a master suite, his-and-hers bathrooms, walk-in wardrobe, office, and large saloon leading to the owner’s ‘outdoor retreat’ – a secluded private deck area.
Guest accommodation is configured across seven further cabins: three VIP suites are located forward on the main deck, and four guest cabins (one double, three twins) are amidships on the lower deck.
The tender stowage area is accessible via Lamborghini-style gullwing doors, while the ‘touch and go’ helipad is suitable for an AgustaWestland AW109 or a Eurocopter EC135. She can house a crew of 18.