By Admin Post on July 8, 2020

Silverlining – Sparkman and Stephens 104


The story of the Silverlining is one that spans the world. She has cruised more than 50,000 nautical miles, visiting more than 40 countries during her circumnavigation of the globe. Now, she makes her home in Phuket, Thailand and is a perfect vessel for fantastic luxury sailing or diving vacations around Phuket, Langkawi or Myanmar.


The Yacht




Designed by Sparkman and Stephens, this 104ft sailing yacht had a tumultuous history before finally being completed in 2011. Initially designed in 1998, the hull was laid up on a Chinese shipyard in 2000 but the project was abandoned in 2001, half way through the construction. Chris Lenz, a restaurant legend from Hong Kong, bought the hull in 2008 and had it moved to the Phithak shipyard in Thailand. Here the boat was finished with contemporary upgrades while the exterior was styled by the Sparkman & Stephens team, who are also responsible for the entire engineering package.

After the yacht’s launch in 2011 Chris sailed her all around the world, starting with Indonesia before heading west and up through the Red Sea and to the Mediterranean. The yacht visited several European countries and then crossed the Atlantic Ocean. They sailed through the Caribbean and up the U.S. east coast towards Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada. To reach this destination they had to sail through St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes. The yacht was then sailed to Panama where Chris  is living now but the boat continued under its experienced captain to finish her epic journey with a full world circumnavigation ending in Phuket in Thailand. 

Interiors and Amenities

The Silverlining offers four guests cabins for up to eight guests. A lower-deck, full-beam master cabin is located aft with a king-size bed and en-suite bath with solid teak tub. The VIP stateroom is located on the lower deck to starboard and offers a queen-size bed and en-suite facilities. Two additional guest cabins, one with a double bed and one with twins, share an en-suite bathroom.


This sleek aluminum yacht has a teak-laid deck, a raised inside salon and a lower deck. She features a large aft cockpit with twin raised helms, a bar area in the cockpit, an L-shaped settee and dinner table for eight. Inside the raised salon, she offers an additional dining space for eight guests, as well as an inside helm station and a wine bar. The interior of Silverlining is contemporary with solid teak trimmings and ornaments.

She carries 5 experienced crew onboard who are attentive to your every need during your stay and can speak 5 languages among them to ensure a perfect sailing vacation. Her impressive leisure and entertainment facilities make her the ideal charter yacht for socializing and entertaining with family and friends. Her saloon comes equipped with a HD TVs screen, Bluetooth stereo system and a media server packed with the latest movies. 








The Silverlining spends most of her time in Phuket, Thailand in the winter season. explore the emerald waters of the Andaman sea. Typical charters will take you to Phuket’s finest sailing destinations including the iconic Phang Nga Bay, Phi Phi island archipelago and the Racha islands. These locations feature spectacularly clear waters for swimming and snorkeling, as well as vibrant marine wildlife. Serene long stretches of white sandy beaches and await those who wish to adventure ashore. Visit the national parks to take in the dense forest scenes or local villages for their crafts or food. 


Continue your holiday to Koh Lanta where there is plenty to do; beach hopping, caves explorations, shopping and dining ashore in the many restaurants on the island. Head over to Koh Rok for stellar snorkeling locations and crystal clear waters. Continue to Langkawi for a truly unforgettable charter, visit the duty free shops in town or enjoy the cable car for an amazing sunset views from the mountains.



From Phuket, Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago is also within reach. Virtually unknown to the outside world, the archipelago opened to foreigners as recently as the late 1990s. Just across from the Thai border, the Mergui Archipelago remains one of the planet’s most unspoilt destinations with only a few of the 800 islands being populated. White beaches lined with palm trees and dense jungle wait; swim in the azure waters amongst the colorful reef fish, vibrant coral and diverse wildlife. Enjoy Myanmar in complete exclusivity, you can sail for days on end and meet not a soul but the odd fisherman in a dugout canoe.





During the summer months, Silverlining makes her home in the Anambas Islands. Named Asia's Best Tropical Island by in 2013 the Anambas islands are indeed a tropical paradise. Located in the South China Sea, the Anambas are among Indonesia's northern-most border archipelagos. Here are excellent dive spots where divers will be amazed at the colorful underwater life, while on land rows of coconut trees protect the soft white sand beaches, where turtles have made the shores of the islands of Keramut and Mangkal their habitat.




In all, there are 255 islands in the Anambas cluster where only 26 are inhabited. Admire the many lagoons here, where islands can emerge from the sea as if out of nowhere. At low tide the islets grow together by the connecting sands, creating an inland sea and an outer sea beyond, with lagoons that are paved with white sand and here and there colorful corals. All of the islands in the Anambas have fine white beaches which glisten and become even more beautiful as the lagoons fill with aquamarine water through which one can see strange corals and schools of fish darting in the clear water.


From the Anambas, branch out to the many other sailing destinations in the area. Eastern  Malaysia, the Palawan region as well as further destinations such as Lombok, Bali and even Rajah Ampat or Komodo are not out of reach for the Silverlining. 






Technical Specifications 


: Sparkman & Stephens


: Pithak Shipyard - Thailand


: 104 ft / 31.4 m


: 25 ft


: 12.5 ft


: Sloop

Max Speed

: 11 kts

Cruising Speed

: 7 kts


: Single Cat C12 480 hp


: Yes

Water Maker

: yes

Water Capacity

: 2270 Ltrs

Fuel Capacity

: 8,000 Ltrs

Max Guests

: 8 overnight




For all international charters, contact Vincent Tabuteau, CEO of Fraser Thailand


Tel: +66(0)76 6038 11