THE BLACKBOOK: Spotlight on the Monaco Yacht Show 2015

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The 2015 Monaco Yacht Show was held on September 23rd to the 26th and this year’s event set a new bar for super yacht venues. Bigger is definitely better in the superyacht world and the biggest and most luxurious vessels were on display at this elite event. One boat that stands out from pack is a recent build from Burgess Yachts, the innovative and high tech Silver Fast.

With a beam that is over 262 feet (77 meters), the Silver Fast is considered the fastest and largest aluminum hulled yacht with a conventional powerplant. Efficiency need not be sacrificed for speed, luxury and style. The Silver Fast has the practical distinction of completing its maiden 3200 nautical mile journey from its home berth of Perth, Australia to Sri Lanka at an average speed of 17 knots with an average fuel consumption of 400 gallons per hour. With most ships consuming 500-600 gallons per, the Silver Fast is a practical yet opulent choice for the owner who enjoys life at sea.

Another unique innovation on this ship is its tender area which is enclosed by unique gull wing doors. 2 custom 7.4 meter tenders are included. A helipad is available if travel by air is a must. No detail is left and no luxury is absent on this modern day superyacht.

Read the official press release from Burgess:


At 77 metres (252.6ft), SILVER FAST is the world’s largest and fastest aluminium motor yacht with conventional propulsion. Her distinctive styling, with a sleek, streamlined hull and metallic silver livery was designed by Espen Øino. 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.

SILVER FAST’s remarkable performance was demonstrated on her recent 3,200 nautical mile maiden voyage from Perth, Western Australia to Sri Lanka, which she completed at an average speed of 17 knots with fuel consumption of only 400 litres per hour. Delivering a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 18 knots, her powerful MTU engines can carry her to a top speed of 27 knots in optimum conditions, and her long-range cruising speed is 20 to 22 knots. Proven for long ocean passages in all sea states, her slender hull 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. Her shallow draft (2.6m) 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 to be both fresh and luxurious. Teak panelling and grey glass mirrors are complemented by innumerable custom finishes such as metallic painted walls with leather steps on the central stairwell. Weight reduction is achieved by the use of lightweight aircraft honeycomb construction.

The main deck features panoramic views from large picture windows and leads aft to the ‘theatre room’ with huge plasma cinema screen. From there you can head out into the ‘winter garden’ – a fantastic glass-screened, airconditioned space that allows for flexible indoor/outdoor dining whatever the weather. Wraparound sliding glass doorsshield 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 70,000 watt sound system.

The entire upper deck is reserved for the owner’s apartment which features the master suite with centreline double bed, his and hers bathrooms and walk-in wardrobe forward. Further aft there is an 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.

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By Doron Levy Courtesy Burgess Yachts

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