, 2022-07-22 12:22:35,
Launched from a fold-away mast structure on the foredeck, the kite wing offers three major advantages: extra propulsion, redundancy and fun and joy.
The kite wing backs up the Silent 60’s already impressive green credentials. The solar powered catamaran carries 42 solar panels for 17 kWp of solar energy to drive two electric motors of up to 2x340kw.
With a battery capacity of up to 286 kWh, the yacht can cruise efficiently with zero emissions solely on solar power for up to 100 nautical miles a day for weeks. Featuring a new, high-performance hull form with a longer waterline and reverse bow, the yacht has a cruising speed of 6–8 knots, but can reach up to 20 knots.
The Silent 60 can accommodate eight guests across four cabins on the lower deck, including a spacious master suite, but other layout solutions are available. There are numerous social areas on board, including an airy main saloon, an aft cockpit, a flybridge and a cozy bow area.
The first Silent Tender will also be on display in Cannes. The ST400 model is 4 meters in length and its clean-cut lines are built of carbon fiber. It can be lifted out of the water and stored on the hydraulic stern platform of the Silent 60 and then be recharged with clean solar energy produced by the Silent yacht.
It is available with two different electric drivetrains. Option one is an electric jet drive. Alternatively, the ST400 can also be equipped with a conventional electric outboard engine with up to 30 kW. Both systems enable a top speed of above 20 knots.
“I’m immensely proud of what Silent-Yachts has achieved over the years and the first Silent Tender 400 is just the latest innovation in our sustainability journey. After starting with research into solar yacht technology, we have evolved and expanded both our product lines and production space. But we remain true to our roots of harnessing new technology and clean energy to promote sustainability,” says Silent-Yachts founder and CEO Michael Köhler.
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