Now would be a good time to take out that second mortgage. The Silver Fast from SilverYachts is a sleek, elegant, 77m take on the aluminium superyacht. It’s also the world’s fastest. And it will cost you a mindbending $90 million USD.
Twin MTU 16V 4000 engines mean this monster craft can achieve a top speed of over 27 knots (50 km/h) and a range of 4500 nautical miles. The three week journey from Australia to Monaco can be accomplished with only one fuel stop.
Amongst the Silver Fast’s lengthy list of features are a water garden on the aft deck, a helipad at the front, outdoor seating and dining areas, and a sun deck – complete with an 8 person Jacuzzi and an outdoor cinema. There’s also a large beach club featuring a spa area with a sauna, steam room, beauty salon, gym and massage room.
Inside the cabin, there is a dedicated owner’s suite, three double VIP guest cabins, three twin cabins and one double guest cabin. All told, the Silver Fast can accommodate up to 18 guests and a crew of 18. Sadly, most of us will have to enjoy this marvel of nautical engineering from afar.