The Sound of Silence
A perfect tender should be elegant. But what is an elegant megayacht tender? “Elegance is beyond merely beautiful,” says Jan Meyer, CEO at yachtwerft meyer. “For us, it’s the perfect balance of excellent design, engineering and craftsmanship.” Putting this philosophy at the heart of everything they do, yachtwerft meyer created the successful new Silverline range in close collaboration with talented designer Hamid Bekradi from HBD Studios. The stunning, just-launched 9.5m Limousine shown in the pictures belongs to a package of three tenders, comprising in addition an open Silverline D-RIB and a 6.2m SOLAS rescue tender, delivered to a 74m newbuild project at Amels.
Highest build quality
“I’m very impressed by the build quality,” says owner’s representative Michael von der Heide of Yacht & Cruise Projects, “On the water, she looks modern and elegant, with exceptionally clean lines.”
Jan Meyer underlines the close collaboration with YCP in terms of interior design. “With more than 20 years of experience in our industry, Michael`s input to the interior concept was very much appreciated. He carefully selected colours and materials and also had a clear focus on functionality. Together with our experts, the interior outfitting has been pushed to new levels.”
This includes leather cabin lining, high-class contoured leather upholstery and indirect lighting combined with panoramic full-length windows. A three-part glazed roof slides open electrically to open up the majority of the cabin and the electric-driven, glazed aft sliding door ensures a bright, airy interior while giving a distinct feeling of privacy. Three different types of the finest calf leather were used for the seating, and the bulkhead panels are in bleached teak featuring the mothership’s logo inlaid in stainless steel.
“During trials she glided casually over the waves, smooth and easy to manoeuvre,” says owner’s rep Michael. “What impressed us the most is that she runs extremely quietly – giving a real luxury experience…”
“We pulled out all the stops to achieve ultra-low on-board sound levels,” says Jan Meyer. “We believe we have created a new benchmark. The entire cabin has been decoupled from the structure – as on a superyacht. Meticulous engine alignment using state-of-the-art technology, cutting-edge engine ventilation engineering and smart application of insulation and vibration reduction panels has produced the quietest tender on the water today. At 30kts, the interior noise levels are similar to that of a high-class car travelling at 85kph.”
High level of versatility in customisation
“When it comes to tenders, the owner’s wish list is usually long. The flexibility of the Silverline concept gave us enough freedom to fulfil all the owner`s requirements!” says Michael. The Silverline limousine platform provides the owner with the highest level of versatility in customising the general layout of the boat, as well as many of the smaller details. Four different lengths are available from 8m to 9.5m either with the choice of an aft or a forward driving position.
Short delivery times
“Twelve months between contract signature and delivery is really, really efficient, considering the complexity and finishes of such a tender,” Michael pointed out.
With Silverline, yachtwerft meyer is setting a new benchmark in the world of tenders.
Elegance is Excellence in Performance