Mega yacht Silver Shalis, owned by a New York billionaire, anchors off Sanibel
A New York real estate billionaire’s sleek mega yacht, the Silver Shalis, was spotted cruising Fort Myers beach and anchored off Sanibel Island over the holiday weekend.
Built in 2010 by Delta Marine from a vessel design by Langan Associates and interior by design house Jonathan Quinn Barnett, the 175-foot, 846-ton boat is owned by real estate magnate Larry Silverstein.
The ship, which seats 12 passengers in six cabins and has a crew of 14 in seven cabins, has an annual operating cost of between $2 million and $4 million.
The luxury mega yacht, sailing under the flag of the Marshall Islands, was put up for sale by Silverstein in 2020. The price? A whopping $40 million.
A yacht tracking website placed the Silver Shalis just off the Sanibel Causeway, near the Sanibel Lighthouse at the east end of the island Monday and early Tuesday. The ship sailed the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic, visiting Fort Lauderdale as a port of call.
Sometimes, when not in service, boats such as the Silver Shalis are rented out for charters. Such excursions cost between $200,000 and $400,000 or more per week, according to yachtcharterfleet.com.
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Silverstein, 90, CEO of Silverstein Properties in New York, has a net worth of $3 billion, also according to superyachtfan.com.
Dara McQuillan, media contact for Silverstein Properties, confirmed the yacht was owned by the CEO.
“He visits the southwest coast of Florida and loves it,” she said.
Much has been written about Silverstein.
A 2017 article in the Baltimore Business Journal said his company purchased the World Trade Center weeks before the 9/11 terrorist attacks destroyed the Twin Towers. The company rebuilt the complex that includes the Freedom Tower.
The company’s most recent acquisition was an apartment tower in lower Manhattan. Silverstein Properties has purchased 116 John St., a converted office tower in the Financial District, for $248 million, according to a company statement.
And on January 10, Silverstein Capital Partners – the real estate lending platform of Silverstein Properties – closed a $2 billion fund committed by its two existing global institutional investors and three new ones.
About The Silver Shalis
- Powered by two diesel engines, she cruises comfortably at 12 knots and reaches a top speed of 14 knots.
- Silver Shalis is built with an aluminum hull and composite superstructure, with teak decks.
- Capable of transoceanic crossings, with a maximum speed of 18.5 knots.
- The lightweight aluminum hull and composite superstructure come together seamlessly in a striking exterior design.
- Built to Lloyds Register class, one of her head-turning features is a sleek hull in an exquisite cerulean blue, the result of a multi-stage painting process and molded against an off-white superstructure with detailed shimmering metallic silvers.
- Interior decor complements the art collection on display in her many living and entertainment areas. ]
- Inside, her decks are serviced by a silent, glazed cylindrical elevator with an oil-rubbed bronze metal finish.
- A central staircase wraps around the elevator, with curved marble wall panels – a remarkable achievement, as all the panels run vertically in a sequential arrangement matched with veins along the full length of the stair tower.
- The upper deck features an indoor/outdoor dining option for ten via a distinctive curved glass door that opens 180 degrees.
- Among the many features there is a fully equipped gym on the terrace with panoramic views of the outdoors and a lap pool.
Source: https://www.deltamarine.com/, https://www.yachtcharterfleet.com/