SuperyachtNews.com – Fleet – Silent 120 Explorer built to accommodate aircraft and submarine
, 2023-01-27 09:11:02,
Silent Yachts collaborates with VRCO and U-Boat Worx for new Silent 120 Explorer
Solar catamaran builder Silent Yachts is marking the logical evolution of boating and global explorer yachting with its new superyacht, the Silent 120 Explorer. The new project, which features powerful styling and interior design by Marco Casali, also offers owners the chance to make the most of their adventure cruising itineraries with space for two of the latest must-have toys for remote voyaging – an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for heli-cruising, and a submarine for underwater discovery.
The 36.74-metre Silent 120 Explorer, the first of which is currently in build and due for launch in 2024, features a 13.85-metre beam and a volume of 499 gross tonnes to offer extended cruising at 6-8 knots in economical mode, or up to 16 knots at full power. The supercat also heralds the next step in solar-powered cruising, with 40kWp (kilowatt-peak) panels providing enough energy to cover the yacht’s hotel loads as well as offering significant fossil-free cruising autonomy, with carefully selected range-extender generators in addition to the 800kW lithium-ion batteries driving highly efficient 340kW e-motors, giving unlimited-miles cruising potential.
The Silent 120 Explorer offers her future owners more than just a technologically and environmentally advanced luxury explorer platform with potentially unlimited range – the…
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