Combining cutting-edge hull design with powerful electric engines, the Silent 60 is a catamaran for the future.
It’s the dilemma that faces so many would-be yacht owners – do I go with a conventional yacht, with sails designed to propel the vessel, or with a launch or power cat that depends on propellers rather than Posisideon’s breath. Fortunately, the new Silent 60 from Silent Yachts makes things a little easier.
The Silent 60 is a power cat with a difference. Powered by an impressive array of solar panels, the 60ft yacht also comes with a kite sail system that will add approximately four knots to your cruise speed, with zero emissions in the process.
As sexy as it is sustainable, this innovative gin palace features a flybridge with social space, the roof of which folds down on hydraulics to ensure maximum sun exposure to the 42 panels that stretch from one end of the cat to the other.
At the rear of the yacht, there’s another massive socialising and dining space as well as a transom that doubles as a beach club concept. Step forward and you have a full-width galley, an interior dining space for 10, access to the lower decks, and an interior cockpit from which you can monitor the yacht’s banks of solar panel-fed batteries.
These allow the Silent 60 to cruise quite happily at 6-8 knots (plus don’t forget that 13sqm kite), reach 20 knots when required, and with the sun’s help travel up to 100 nautical miles a day for literally weeks. There’s also a 170Kw generator that can kick in if the sun doesn’t show up and which can power the two engines while also replenishing the batteries.
The result is silent emission-free cruising for you and your closest consorts, who will be accommodated in a total of four cabins, including an impressive master suite with queen size bed and full-sized head.
Because sustainability doesn’t have to mean discomfort.
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