New in 2012
LENGTH: 252ft. 7in. (77m)
SHIPYARD: Hanseatic Marine, Australia
A few years ago, a slender yacht made the cover of Yachts International. We called her “A Slice ofSilver.” Smeralda is her big sister. Like Silver (now called Rabdan) and the subsequently launched Silver Zwei (now Dragonfly), Smeralda hails from Hanseatic Marine in Henderson, Western Australia. The owner of the shipyard, an environmentally minded entrepreneur, and designer Espen Øino set out to break the rules and create a series of super-efficient yachts using naval architecture (including a fairly narrow beam), aluminum and high-tech materials as the foundation for that efficiency. This doesn’t mean the yacht falls short in terms of luxury. Vain Interiors’ Andreas Holnburger used high-quality materials like American walnut, sculpted carpets, woven leather and more to dress the bright interior, which is yet to be seen. The yacht, which has a beam of 32 feet 10 inches, has a full deck dedicated to the comfort of her owner plus nine guest cabins. The yacht has a formal dining room, which can be used alfresco, a beach club and a touchdown helipad on her bow. The garage, with elegant gullwing doors, contains a full complement of toys, including two nearly 24-foot (7.3-meter) tenders. Powered by two MTU 2,072-hp diesels, Smeralda has a top speed of about 30 knots and, at 18 knots, she is expected to have a range of 4,500 nm. She complies with MCA’s LY2 code for large yachts and is listed for sale through Burgess. For more information, contact Burgess New York:
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