Silver Cloud, built by Abeking & Rasmussen, is the first luxury SWATH yacht ever built for a private owner. She was originally designed and built to take on all sea conditions while ensuring the highest levels of comfort. Silver Cloud has proven to be the ultimate success story in reaching its goal of achieving impressive levels of stability and comfort while cruising. This outstanding achievement was recognized by the yachting world when Silver Cloud received the Technology Award at the prestigious World Superyacht Awards in 2009. Her current owners have circumnavigated the globe twice since that time exploring some remote and otherwise unreachable destinations in ultimate comfort.
*Not offered for sale to US Residents while in US waters*
Silver Cloud is a 134’6″ SWATH Yacht built by Abeking and Rasmussen [A&R] in Germany. SWATH stands for Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull. The outstanding feature is smooth sailing in rough seas. A&R has perfected this design by building numerous SWATH ships for pilot service in the North Sea, an area known for very rough conditions. The 80′ SWATH pilot boats can safely put pilots on and off ships in seas to 20 feet.
An added benefit to Silver Cloud’s twin hulls is the extensive space on board, equivalent to that of a much larger yacht evidenced by her Gross Registered Tonnage of 926. Silver Cloud has a bright, soothing interior which was designed by Kirschstein Designs LTD and Susan Schuyler Smith of Spectrum Designs. The cheerful, panoramic main salon, located on the main deck, is an incredibly large and impressive space with several distinct zones including two dining areas and two lounge areas. An outside deck, with al fresco dining, connects with the salon via powered sliding glass doors providing easy indoor-outdoor flow.
Accommodations are for 12 guests in five cabins including the master, two king staterooms and two staterooms with full, twin and Pullman beds.
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Michael was introduced to boating while spending his first 18 summers in Cape May, New Jersey working in his fathers shipyard and mating on his boats. After graduating from business school in Boston with an MBA degree, Michael owned and operated a sport fishing boat for five years between Palm Beach Florida and Nantucket, Massachusetts. Michael then went into the Merchant Marine and earned his 1600 ton master’s license. He then spent 10 years as a yacht and ship captain including three years as captain of a U.S. Navy research ship. Michael then returned to Palm Beach and started a marine service business and began his career as a yacht broker. From 1990 till present Michael has worked for two prominent yacht brokerage firms and most recently has joined IYC in Palm Beach, Florida. With 30 years in the yachting business, Michael is well positioned to help his clients in all aspects of yachting including sales, service and new build projects.