Nordhavn expedition yacht Silvia M sold
by Malcolm MacLean
Built in GRP by Taiwanese yard Ta Shing to RINA class, Silvia M was delivered in 2008 as hull number 12 in the yard's Nordhavn series of oceangoing trawler-style motor yachts. Her sturdy, businesslike exterior is belied by a luxurious interior with thick carpeting and rich mahogany paneling throughout.
Accommodation is for six guests in three cabins laid out as a full beam master suite on the main deck with a large double and a twin below. All cabins have en suite bathroom facilities and the en suite for the twin cabin also acts as a day head.
A large open plan saloon has a comfortable set of settees and armchairs on the starboard side facing an entertainment centre to port that includes a 42 inch flat screen plasma television on a rise and fall mechanism, and a Bose surround sound music system. Casual snacks are available from the bar while there is also a formal dining area for six guests.
The flybridge has an outside helm position with related controls and electronics as well as comfortable bench seating around a gloss varnished teak table. There is a barbecue, sink, fridge and ice maker here and aft is a large sun deck, ideal for al fresco entertaining and dining.
A 535hp MTU engine gives her a range of 4,500 nautical miles and is backed up by a 180hp Lugger diesel engine. Zero speed stabilisers are fitted.
Lying in Viareggio, Italy, Silvia M was asking €2.7 million.