On the dock

Snapshot: ‘Silver Shalis’ docks at Rockland Harbor with a splash of Cerulean blue

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 11:15am

ROCKLAND — Photographer David Life (instagram @journalimages) was visiting Rockland Harbor July 18 and captured images of the Silver Shalis, an 846-ton yacht that was tied up at the dock, dwarfing the smaller sailboats and pleasure craft in size and with a vibrant blue hull.

The Silver Shalis, built in 2010 by the Seattle yacht builder Delta Marine, is home-ported in the Marshall Islands.

The builder said in the yacht’s description: “....This seaworthy semi-displacement yacht boasts an impressive 55-meter high-performance hull capable of transoceanic crossings, with a maximum speed of 18.5 knots. Her lightweight aluminum hull and composite superstructure are seamlessly joined in a striking exterior design. Built to Lloyd’s Class, one of her head-turning features is a sleek hull of exquisite cerulean blue, the result of a rigorous multistep painting process and brilliantly cast against an off-white superstructure with shimmering metallic silver details. Silver Shalis was the final exterior styling project of renowned yacht designer Bill Langan.”

The interior contains: “a silent, glass-enclosed cylindrical elevator with an oil-rubbed bronze metal finish. A central staircase wraps around the elevator, featuring curved marble wall panels,” while the upper deck has a gym and lap pool.

Measuring 180 feet in length, the yacht draws 7.7 feet.

The yacht’s owner, according to media reports, has been Larry Silverstein, a New York City developer and CEO of Silverstein Properties, which bought the World Trade Center twin towers before Sept. 11, 2001 and then constructed the property.

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