Opposite the cocktail bar area is a small vanity desk, complete with black oak chairs upholsered in black leather. It should be noted that most of the furniture was produced by Benetti, and given the stringent demands of Lady Green, is a testament to their own craftsmanship.
It would be fair to describe the interiors as intense. For a breather, Silver Angel offers several aft decks of art deco magic, with black shades fitted to the rear sundecks, creating an area perfect for soaking up the ambience of a fantastic anchorage. On the lowest aft deck, the same neo-art deco ethic remains in force, but now subdued somewhat by the use of lighter furniture with finishings reminiscent of bamboo construction. The result is almost a tropical variant of neo-art deco.
While one might be tempted to think that the enigmatic owner of Silver Angel might not be at home in the outdoors, given the laser-like focus on its over-arching theme, the sheer size and space of the aft sun decks would seem to undo that thought. Three large aft decks offer plenty of room, lots of settees and enormous al-fresco dining possibilities.
In particular, the upper-most deck blends interior and exterior spaces in a unusual way compared to most superyachts. An open aft deck is merged with a solarium space that combines teak decking (used on all aft-decks) with the luxuries and climate control of the interior. The ceiling is punctuated by a skylight in geometric design. Rather than have a single barrier between interior and exterior, Silver Angel has created a bridging room instead.
Forward of the solarium is the piece de resistance. Here, there is a swim pool with current machine that allows the owner to swim her daily laps while on board. Naturally, the currents run in the same direction as the water as the boat moves forward, so that owner can feel as though she is swimming in the same direction as the boat. The bottom of the pool is tiled in black and Lalique crystal again, making the shape of a Silver Angel. Surrounded by white marble and then by settees, this area has a commanding view of the yacht, and would certainly make a picture perfect place to wake up and get some exercise.
Leading up to the pool is a curved, centrally-aliged staircase that recalls art deco stylings again. A lounge on starboard side is set against a bar and refreshments are on port. The entrance way to this outstanding area is through the main solarium area on the top deck. In short, it is one complete unit that offers guests almost no reason to go back below.
The other numbers
Silver Angel may be a one-of-a-kind pleasure palace on the inside, but she still retains the capabilites you’d expect from a long-time and successful superyacht builder like Benetti, which has concentrated on conservative builds that meet the requirements of those demanding the best of on-board comfort.
Powered by twin Caterpillar 3614B engines, Silver Angel cruises at 12 knots, with a maximum speed of 15 knots. At cruise, she has a very respectable range of 5000 nautical miles. Her twin launches can be on the water in 30 seconds, according to Benetti, with one coming from a stern launch, the other from a over head slide from the aft starboard side. Naturally, both are black and silver.
Those crewing aboard Silver Angel will find plenty to delight in (provided they like the colour scheme). Enormous amount of space has been set aside for the crew, and the luxurious finishes have been extended to the crew areas. The main galley is enormous and features a restaurant-sized space for cooking and prep. There will be no shortages aboard Silver Angel.
In such a surreal yet heavenly place, would you expect anything less?
Technical Specifications – Silver Angel
LOA – 65 m
Beam (max) – 12 m
Draught – 3.2 m
Displacement – 1250 tns
Builder – Benetti
Naval architecture – Benetti
Exterior design – Stefano Natucci/Argent
Interior design – Stefano Natucci/Argent
Engines – 2 x Caterpillar 3615B (1686kW)
Speed (max) – 15 knts
Speed (cruise) – 12 knts
Fuel capacity – 185,000 l
Freshwater capacity – 35,000 l
Watermakers – HEM 2 x 30,000 lts/day
Range at cruise – 5,000 nm
Hull material – steel
Superstructure material – aluminum
Cabins – One master, one VIP, three doubles and two twins
Guests and crew – 18