Silveryachts launched new 77m Silverfast superyacht
by Risa Merl
Australian superyacht builder Silveryachts has launched its latest offering, a 77 metre motor yacht called Silverfast.
She was launched in at the builder's yard in Henderson, Australia, and her designer, the esteemed yacht designer Espen Øino, was in attendance for the launch. According to the yard, Espen Øino was behind the new yacht's distinctive silver hull colour, which sets her apart from her predecessors.
Like her predecessors, Silverfast is notable for her slim beam, sleek appearance and sexy exterior lines. The crux of the Silverfast yachts' selling points is this narrow beam, which promises excellent fuel efficiency, ocean-crossing ranges and fast speeds. Silverfast is anticipated to be able to run from Australia to Europe, for instance, in 21 days without stopping once to refuel. Her range is 4,500 nautical miles at 18 knots and upwards of 6,000 nautical miles at 14 knots, while she can still hit a decent top speed of 29 knots. Silverfast is capable of a transatlantic crossing at a 22 knots cruising speed, powered by twin MTU engines.
The aluminium-built Silverfast accommodates 16 guests in ample staterooms, including an apartment-style owner's suite with a lounge and private outdoor living area. A customised sauna and eight-person spa tub lend to the relaxing amenities found on board, and she boasts an smart tender garage with gull-wing doors.
The new yacht follows in the footsteps of her previous slim-hulled sisters, including the award-winning Semaralda, whose fast ocean-going performance is well-documented.
Sea trials are due to take place in April and the interior will be ready by the end of April. Delivery is schedule for mid-May 2015.