Superyacht of the Week: Christensen’s 50m Silver Lining

Written by Charl van Rooy

Following a spell of cloudy days and unfavourable circumstances at American yacht builder Christensen Shipyards, the company returned to the scene as a ray of sunshine with the completion of two very impressive 50-metre superyachts in June. With Silver Lining now out and about, ready to serve as brand ambassador at this week’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show alongside her sister, Chasseur, the forecast at Christensen predicts only sunny days ahead.

Completely designed, engineered and built in-house at the shipyard in Vancouver in the state of Washington, Silver Lining is a new breed of high volume superyachts at Christensen. Having retained that recognisable exterior which the brand has become known for, what guests will find inside is rather different than previous Christensens.

New structural changes to the proven 50-metre platform allowed them to further enlarge key guest spaces such as saloons and cabins to essentially deliver the shipyard’s largest yacht to date.

Christensen worked with the owner’s designer, Kimberley Graham on the styling of Silver Lining’s interior throughout. Traditional black walnut paneling and classical touches in the décor givethe yacht a sense of grandeur and American upper class.

As there are no side walkways on the upper deck, the upper saloon is particularly spacious. Intimate seating areas, a large bar, and dining area with a view will make this deck a sure favourite amongst guests.

Silver Lining accommodates up to 12 guests across 6 staterooms. Her luxurious and very homely master suite takes up the traditional prized real estate forward on the main deck. An oversized porthole on each side of the cabin provides exceptional views from the comfort of one’s bed. The en suite bathroom is a masterful display of stonework that gives the suite a real authentic feel.

Five additional cabins, two VIP, a double, and two twins, are located on the lower deck for the owner’s family and friends.

The faultless attention to detail is continued outside where is becomes clear that Silver Lining was made for family escapes. The sun deck is perfect for large groups looking to relax and take in the surrounding views. A Jacuzzi at the forward part of this deck, surrounded by sunpads, makes for a perfect sundowner spot.

Although her owner plans on cruising the east coast of the U.S.A. up to Newport this winter season, Silver Lining is also more than capable of reaching destinations further afield with a respectable trans-Atlantic range of 4,000nm.

View Silver Lining and Chasseur for yourself this week where they will be on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Photos by Neil Rabinowitz

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