, 2022-06-24 11:40:00,
Initiating its research into solar-powered maritime technology all the way back in 2004, Silent Yachts certainly knows a thing or two about electric and hybrid yachting. The yachting firm set out to deliver a variety of boats that utilize the sun as its primary energy source, aiming for a future zero-emissions maritime industry through the development of powerful concepts with sustainability as the main theme.
The firm’s 2021 debuted SILENT 60 yacht is proof enough of the company’s long history and prowess in its maritime endeavors. Taking after its 64-foot predecessor, the SILENT 60 is a solar electric catamaran that is largely considered a stepping stone in both tech and marketing ingenuity for what the firm has in store for the future.
The Silent Yacht 60 price sits at a $2.75 million premium, highlighting the broad strokes of ingenuity behind it in addition to the technological innovation that underpins its outer beauty. Steeped in solar panels, which cover almost the entirety of the boat’s upper top portion, the SILENT 60 features two 250 kW electric motors, a 225 kWh battery bank with lithium-ion NMC cells, and a backup 150 kW Hyundai generator. It also has a state-of-the-art 17 kWp solar array and a rear deck that can be raised or lowered for swimming or dinghy docking.
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