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Burgess re­cently an­nounced that its brand new, 77-me­tre Sil­ver Fast is now avail­able for sale.

The com­pany claims that the Sil­ver Fast is the world’s largest and fastest alu­minium mo­tor yacht that uses con­ven­tional propul­sion. Its 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, Burgess says.

The yacht’s 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 400 litres per hour. De­liv­er­ing a range of 4,500 nau­ti­cal miles at 18 knots, Sil­ver Fast’s 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 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, ac­cord­ing to Burgess.

Sil­ver Fast’s airy, con­tem­po­rary in­te­rior was con­ceived by Andreas Holnburger of Vain In­te­ri­ors to be both fresh and lux­u­ri­ous, the com­pany says. Teak pan­elling and grey glass mir­rors are com­ple­mented by in­nu­mer­able cus­tom fin­ishes such as metal­lic painted walls with leather steps on the cen­tral stair­well.

The main deck fea­tures panoramic views from large pic­ture win­dows and leads aft to the ‘the­atre room’ with a huge plasma cinema screen. From there you can head out into the ‘win­ter gar­den’—a glass-screened, air-con­di­tioned space that al­lows for flex­i­ble in­door/out­door din­ing what­ever the weather. Wrap­around slid­ing glass doors shield 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 en­tire up­per deck is re­served for the owner’s apart­ment, which fea­tures the mas­ter suite with cen­tre­line dou­ble bed, his and her 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 are amid­ships on the lower deck.

The spa­cious sea-level area, known as the ‘beach club’, on the Sil­ver Fast has been ex­panded to al­low for more gym equip­ment in the spa fa­cil­ity with cus­tomised sauna, hot steam room, mas­sage room and beauty sa­lon. On the sun deck, the mir­rored bar front con­verts into a TV to al­low movies to be viewed from the glass-fronted, eight­per­son jacuzzi.

The ten­der stowage area is ac­cessed via for­ward gull wing doors and houses two 7.4-me­tre all-weather cus­tom­ten­ders. On the fore­deck, the “touch and go” heli­pad is suit­able for an Agus­tawest­land AW109 or a Euro­copter EC135.

As well as be­ing fully decked out, this su­pery­acht is a real head-turner and of­fers speed, ef­fi­ciency and stylish lux­ury in equal mea­sure, Burgess says. The Sil­ver Fast is avail­able for sale from Burgess as Cen­tral Agents with an ask­ing price of 79.5 mil­lion euros.

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