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    {MIBS} World’s Fastest Luxury Yacht

    The SV Yachts Alpha is capable of over 80 knots (Courtesy of SVY)

    Making its official debut at the Miami International Boat Show was the SV Yachts Alpha, which is capable of over 80 knots.

    Founded only last year, Miami-based SV Yachts (SVY) is a new manufacturer focussing on high performance luxury boats. Alpha is its first vessel.

    Just over 38 ft long, Alpha’s power comes from twin 700 SCi Mercury racing engines, each developing 700 hp for SSM stern drives. Alpha was initially launched at a star-studded Miami Beach party where SVY co-founder Mauricio Velez described the work that went into creating the vessel.

    “At first, the idea was to create a hot-rod car, but as a boat. It had to be great to look at but at the same time give you that rush of performance. It’s been a team effort because everything had to come together—the engine, hull design, propellers—all had to be synchronized.”

    Now in production in the US, the Alpha requires eight months to build and costs over $800,000. According to Velez, it soon will be available in Europe and the Middle East.

    Watch it in action here:

    About the Author

    Formerly editor-in-chief of IHS Maritime, Tony Slinn is an independent maritime journalist.

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