Zwei 9

While these cabins may not be the example of opulent, over-the-top luxury that some yachts go for, they are certainly well-equipped and very comfortable. Along the way, Krass shows an example of how Silver Zwei has been engineered: porthole covers are used to block light in the cabins, rather than an expensive, in-hull blinds.

The crew areas have been nicely kept separate from the guest areas. Discrete service is focused on the entrance to the galley from the main saloon/dining area. Recessed lighting is everywhere. Heading forward to the helm station, one finds a compact, smartly organised helm system, with the relatively narrow beam yielding excellent, all-around visibility.

Out from the side doors in the wheelhouse, there is a passage round to the front bow area of the yacht. Here, there is the touch-and-go helipad, which neatly covers up the space for the toys, plus twin 7.4-metre, custom-built tenders. One of the major differences between Silver and Silver Zwei is the removal of a bow-area seating lounge. Krass figured that this was simply not used enough to be justified, and the space put to better use with tender storage. Looking back from the helipad area aft, it’s amazing to note how Silver Zwei looks more like a sportboat rather than a superyacht.

Heading back to the upper deck, we find an area almost entirely devoted to the owner. This really is an owner’s yacht, and Krass admits that he’s not much interested in chartering Silver Zwei (though it can be purchased). The owner’s cabin is forward, and the swept windshield acts as a skylight, while the surrounding windows reveal a 180-degree view of sea facing forward. The forward facing bed is nearly as wide as the beam of the yacht as well – certainly a great place to chill out when underway!

Sunpads are located below the forward wind-shields, while a pop up TV can be made to swivel about to face any direction. Aft of the forward cabin there are his and hers washrooms. Moving further aft, one enters the owner’s private suite, which features another floor-to-ceiling photo by Polazi. This opens onto the aft deck, which features more sunpads. All of the aft decks can be covered with sun shades that tastefully fit into the overall lines of the yacht.

From this aft deck, there is a continuous staircase that connects main, upper and sun deck. Moving up to the sun deck, one finds three distinct sections. At the aft end, sun pads aplenty. The mid-section features a bar plus fridges and everything to provide continuous food and beverage service. A long dining table serves up to eight guests in comfort, with ample views in every direction. Forward is a port-side Jacuzzi and adjacent settee with table – the party zone of the yacht. A permanent shade structure is built onto the sundeck, which has the added effect of enhancing Silver Zwei's profile and masking her radar mast.