Hong Kong Tatler - - Boats -

Con­sider this the Toy­ota Prius of su­pery­achts. The Sil­ver Wind can hit a top speed of 32 knots un­der tra­di­tional propul­sion, but if you switch off the twin diesels and crank up the Rolls-royce Kamewa wa­ter­jets, you can cruise at eight knots while burning “just” 87 litres of fuel an hour. The re­sult is lower emis­sions, lower fuel bills, lower main­te­nance costs, bet­ter re­li­a­bil­ity—and good cause to pull the cover off the sun­deck, raid the cham­pagne cel­lar and make a toast.

Strong di­ag­o­nal lines run from the sun­deck to the stern, cre­at­ing an ex­te­rior that is as bold as it is el­e­gant. This flair is mir­rored with dis­tinc­tive sweep­ing stair­cases.

The 44-me­tre Sil­ver Wind can sleep 10 guests in five wellap­pointed cab­ins, and the cruis­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is aided by a crew of up to five. There’s a bal­ance of well-lit in­door ar­eas and spa­cious deck ex­panses, cre­at­ing an open en­vi­ron­ment and panoramic views while main­tain­ing all-im­por­tant pri­vacy for those on board.

Wal­nut, high-gloss ebony and rose­wood rub up against sub­tly coloured up­hol­stery from Armani/ Casa and Her­mès. Light­ing fea­tures and loose pieces come from Charles Paris and Fendi Casa. Lights, cur­tains, A/C and the Bow­ers & Wilkins au­dio gear can all be op­er­ated at the touch of an ipad.

Fixed-fin sta­bilis­ers and elec­tric ac­tu­a­tors make for per­fect com­fort at an­chor and when en­joy­ing the swim­ming plat­form.

The Sil­ver Wind is for sale at US$26.3 mil­lion.

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