It wasn’t the largest vessel at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show – that honor went to the 278-ft. Solandge built by Germany’s Lurssen – but the judges echoed our own sentiments in honoring the 252-ft. Super Fast, designed by the incomparable Espen Oeino, with the coveted Finest New Yacht Award. The incredible superyacht, which was recently listed for sale at about $89 million with Burgess Yachts, is the world’s largest and fastest aluminum motor yacht with conventional propulsion, capable of speeds in excess of 27 knots and a cruising speed of up to 20 knots.
The yacht also boasts a long range cruising capability of 20-22 knots while her shallow draft of just 2.6m allows her to cruise in areas that are off limits to many vessels of comparable size. Silver Fast is finished in striking dark silver paint which emphasizes her sleek lines and gives a hint of the speeds she is capable of. Launched earlier this year by Australia’s Silver Yachts, she is also designed for exceptional fuel consumption thanks to lightweight construction, allowing her to make the three-week journey from the shipyard in Australia to Monaco with only one fuel stop.
Silver Fast’s interior layout can accommodate 18 guests in 8 cabins along with a crew of 18. Vain Interiors provided the contemporary design scheme. The deck plan consists of an owner’s suite with a lounge and large private deck, three double VIP guest cabins, one double guest cabin and three twin cabins. The opulent sun deck features an outdoor cinema and a glass-fronted 8 person jacuzzi, and the expansive beach club is complete with an entertainment system and a full spa area including sauna, steam room, gym, massage room and beauty salon.
One of the yacht’s most distinctive features is a “winter garden” on the aft deck with wraparound sliding glass panels and air conditioning, providing the owner with the ability to seat 20 guests for dining indoors our out. The innovative tender stowage is accessed via unique forward gull wing doors housing 25-ft. custom tenders for all weathers, while the “touch and go” helipad located forward can accommodate machines up to an Augusta 109 or Eurocopter EC135.
Images courtesy Burgess Yachts