Designed by Dubois Naval Architects, she was built by New Zealand yard Yachting Developments to ABS class and launched in 2001. In 2002 she won a ShowBoats International Award for best sailing yacht under 38 metres. She also won the New Zealand millennium cup in 2012, although she was one of the smallest yachts in the fleet.
Silvertip has three luxurious and comfortable staterooms aft for a maximum number of seven guests. There is a splendid master suite, along with a double and a twin, all with en suite facilities. Among the special features of this sloop-rigged yacht are the imported Swedish pear wood that lines the magnificent interior and a new audio/visual system. She has been under the same ownership since new and has been immaculately maintained.