Yachts Miami Beach 2016: Star of the Show
From Thursday’s industry day start to Monday’s horn-honking finale, Yachts Miami Beach 2016 did what it does best: displayed yachts in an idyllic setting. With nearly a billion dollars worth of marine vessels, this updated version of the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show turned on the charm like never before to show off an “A” list of unique yacht designs.
There were VIP parties and sea trials. There was dancing and live music. There were negotiations and meetings. And there was a chance to board a number of the luxurious vessels at the Yachts After Dark yacht hop, with champagne, exotic noshes, and the new superyacht section of the show out at Island Gardens Deep Harbour Marina. With more than two dozen megayachts on display, guests joined the celebration, navigating the passarelles with Champagne flutes in hand for an up close look at some of the world’s most cherished yachts. Many favorites, old and new, made it hard to express a preference for any one the yachts on display.
The Standout: Faster, Longer, Smarter
Among the beautiful creations tethered to the docks, outfiitted with an abundance of luxurious furnishings, state-of-the-art toys, and gorgeous designs, one just simply seemed to have guests lingering a little longer, looking a little more intently, and aching to spend time on board. SilverYacht’s Silver Fast, a narrow slip of a yacht 77m/253ft long, proved even more beautiful in the water than in her photos.
The dramatic piercing profile, chic in itself, was just the start of dozens of love affairs with this yacht over this Valentine’s Day weekend. Looking deep into her soul, viewers studied Silver Fast’s stunning dark silver hue. They learned of her 6,000 nm range at 14 kts, and top speed of 29 kts, having made passage from the yard where she was built in Australia all the way to Europe in just 21 days on one refuel. They marveled at her clever interiors, gracious owner’s deck, and posh guest cabins. Falling for a boat with such style can’t be helped.
Beauty and Brains
Gorgeous contemporary spreads of marble, glass, and wood, with a spa-like massage area, sauna, a bevy of beach and water toys, glass-walled Jacuzzi, lush winter garden, and a dramatic cinema with plush seating earned loyal devotees, especially those attracted by the simple, sophisticated designs of Espen Øino.
In addition to her style, Silver Fast represented the brilliant team at SilverYachts, recently cited for their work with SOLAS, Safety of Life at Sea. Writing regulations for the organization in tandem with the Cayman Island Registry, the SilverYachts team also earned a spot on International Yacht & Aviation’s 2016 short list for Silver Fast as a contender for the best power yacht over 60 meters.
Available for Sale and Charter
With four guest cabins in addition to the owner’s deck, Silver Fast gives 10 guests a remarkable experience on board. A broad menu of water toys, tenders, library and TV viewing gives guests a wealth of choice for leisure activities. Her speed allows itineraries that cover a bit more ground than usual, cruising the Caribbean with ease this winter or the Mediterranean this summer.
To arrange time on board, to request additional information, or to explore purchase of this remarkable yacht, contact Burgess Yachts. Asking Price: €79,500,000