Silver Cloud is a 134’6″ SWATH Yacht built by Abeking & Rasmussen in Germany. SWATH stands for Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull. The outstanding feature is smooth sailing in rough seas. A&R has perfected this design by building numerous SWATH ships for pilot service in the North Sea, an area known for very rough conditions. The 80′ SWATH pilot boats can safely put pilots on and off ships in seas to 20 feet.
The first SWATH yacht was designed and built for a trailblazing, experienced yachtsman so he could take his family and friends around the world in complete comfort and without the effect of seasickness. Silver Cloud has been around the world twice with owners and guests aboard for all open water crossings including transpacific and transatlantic. Silver Cloud was awarded the Technology Award at the prestigious World Superyacht Awards in 2009
The stability of this vessel is truly exceptional and you can view a video of a SWATH ship along side a much larger vessel in rough seas by visiting the web site www.yachtsilvercloud.com. Also, this web site will give you details and photographs of Silver Cloud from conception to completing her world cruises.
Silver Cloud has recently completed her DNV/GL inspection including the rebuild of her main engines and is ready for many more years of outstanding adventures to interesting places most yachts do not venture.
Silver Cloud is currently in a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ).