One of the coolest yachts to join the superyacht fleet this year has arrived in the Mediterranean this month after the 85-metre motor yacht Bold had been handed over to her owner. Taking on the arduous passage across the Indian Ocean, the yacht’s 21-day maiden voyage saw her cover the 8,000-nautical mile distance from Henderson, Western Australia to Cala di Volpe, Italy with only a single fuel stop required. In anticipation of her unveiling during next month’s Monaco Yacht Show, here we take a closer look at the flagship vessel of the SilverYachts fleet.
Launched in May this year, Bold’s naval-inspired look comes from the drawing boards of Espen Oeino – the brand’s long-time design partner who is behind the four vessels in its successful 70-metre Silver Series. The same studio developed Bold’s naval architecture and worked with SSPA from Sweden on creating the most efficient setup possible. The decor experts at Sabrina Monte-Carlo were selected to work on the yacht’s interior and exterior deck styling.
Known as Silver Loft during construction, Bold’s single 300 square metre loft-style space located on the upper deck is exactly where her name was originally derived from. This area has been dedicated to guest living spaces and is surrounded by full-height windows that wrap around the entire aft deck structure to present unrivalled views and creates a floating environment on the inside.
In terms of toys, Bold carries three custom Rupert Marine RIBs and a selection of watersports toys including two Sea-Doo jetskis on her 34-metre-long aft deck. Two fold-down balconies extend this expansive deck even further and provide a safe area for helicopter operations once all tenders and toys have been launched. Bold is able to accommodate helicopters with a D value up to 13, suitable for larger craft such as an AW109.
Put to the test during her maiden voyage, Bold’s hydrodynamics were developed for high-speed long-range cruising. With her distinct straight bow, the all-aluminium vessel can reach up to 24 knots but cruises comfortably at 18 knots for up to 5,000 nm. The power to achieve this comes from twin compact MTU 16V 4000 M73L engines, each developing 2880 kW.