The Silver Shalis yacht was built back in 2010 by US shipbuilders Delta Marine. The ship design was handled by Langan Associates and interior design was done by design house Jonathan Quinn Barnett. The yacht was built with an aluminum hull and composite superstructure as opposed to the somewhat more common aluminum superstructure and steel hull. It also features a teak deck.

One of the most notable features about the exterior of the Silver Shalis is that paint job, which is a vibrant cerulean blue. This was a custom job and required a multi step painting process to achieve. 

Who is the Silver Shalis Yacht Owner?

The Silver Shalis is owned by businessman and real estate mogul Larry Silverstein. Silverstein was the developed behind the rebuild of the World Trade Center in Manhattan and is estimated to have a net worth around $4 billion. 

How Big is the Yacht Silver Shalis?

The Silver Shalis is a large yacht, in the range of what many people would call a superyacht, with a length of 179’ 9”. Obviously this is not up in the range of the world’s biggest yachts like the Azzam which get over 500 feet, but it’s still a solid vessel.

The beam of the Silver Shalis measures 32’ 10” across and it also features a gross tonnage of 846 GT making it a fairly hefty vessel for its size as well considering that it’s made with lighter weight materials than many similar yachts. 

How Much Did the Silver Shalis Yacht Cost?

It’s not clear exactly how much Silverstein paid for the Silver Shalis when he purchased it back in 2010 but its current value has been estimated to be around $40 million, which is certainly impressive for a yacht of that age and indicates he likely spent more when it was new. This isn’t in the running for the most expensive yacht in the world by any means, but it’s definitely not cheap, either.

The annual cost to run the Silver Shalis has also been estimated at somewhere between $2 million and $4 million. 

Is the Silver Shalis Yacht Available for Charter?

The owner has not made the Silver Shalis available for charter so, as a result, it remains a private yacht with only limited info available regarding the interior and its amenities. 

How Fast is the Silver Shalis and What Engines Does It Use?

The Silver Shalis is definitely not a speed demon on the water. She has a cruising speed of 12 knots with a top speed of 14 knots. This comes from her twin diesel MTU (16V 4000) engines providing 3,650 HP.. It’s said that she has a range of somewhere around 3,000 nautical miles. 

What’s the Interior of the Silver Shalis Like?

There are many elegant touches on the interior of the Silver Shalis that make it seem like a work of art more than just a simple yacht. It’s clear the owner likes some high class refinement. For instance, the glass enclosed cylindrical elevator that travels silently between decks features accents in oil-rubbed bronze. This contrasts the shimmering metallic silver details you’ll find elsewhere throughout the yacht, including on the exterior.

Details of the yacht are actually very hard to come by as the owner is fairly private and few people have been on board that were willing to share details. For instance, there are almost no images publicly available of what the interior looks like although we have a few here to give you an idea of the appearance and overall esthetic of the yacht. What we do know comes from a handful of news articles that were published about the yacht over the years.

Features and Amenities

  • There is an indoor/outdoor dining option for 10 with a distinctive curved-glass door that opens 180 degrees. 
  • The boat’s sun deck has a gym that offers a panoramic view of the ocean
  • The deck also features a lap pool for guests
  • Silverstein has a curated art collection on display throughout the living and entertaining spaces of the yacht
  • A central staircase wraps around the elevator featuring curved marble wall panels.
  • The vessel has accommodations for 12 guests in 6 cabins including one master suite
  • There’s also room for 14 crew in 7 cabins

Are There Water Toys on the Silver Shalis?

Like the other interior details, any word on water toys like jet skis and tenders is hard to come by when you’re looking at the Silver Shalis. One thing to remember, though, is that Larry Silverstein is over 90-years-old at this point. It’s quite unlikely that he’s spending a lot of time tearing up the seven seas water skiing or with seabobs these days, so the amount of toys are probably limited and only brought out when he’s entertaining guests and family. 

The Bottom Line

The Silver Shalis is owned by billionaire real estate developer Larry Silverstein. The yacht is believed to have a current value of around $40 million while the yearly operating costs are between $2 million and $4 million.  

The yacht has a cruising speed of about 12 knots and a top speed of 14 knots. It measures nearly 180 feet in length and it features a lightweight aluminum hull while the superstructure is composite to ensure a lightweight compared to similar yachts.

Very little is known about the interior of the yacht as the owner has never made it available for charter and there are no walk throughs available online either. That said, there are a handful of images and details which include the fact there are 6 suites with room for 12 guests and that the yacht can be navigated by a glass elevator. The upper deck features a dining area and that 180-degree glass door to offer great views as part of the striking exterior design.