, 2023-01-04 04:05:34,
Inexpensive it is Not!
If you had a never-ending supply of money, you would most likely entertain this electric yacht called the Silent 60 from Silent Yachts. First, why is it called the Silent 60? Not to be too obvious, but this 60ft electric-powered water vessel is silent in operation, with no engine noise, fumes, vibrations, and emissions of any kind.
The engines are powered by lithium batteries, recharged by the 16 kWp solar panels strewn about the vessel’s surface.
The watercraft is also equipped with an onboard range extender generator, should it ever be needed. You can choose from three different power package options installed into your new vessel. If you can afford the Silent 60, you can opt for the high-end E-Power+ package, which includes two 340kW motors, a 286 kWh battery, and a 145 kW backup generator. This top package can operate for up to 12 hours on a single charge and has a range of 750 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 7 knots. But let’s be honest: if you can afford a Silent 60 with the E-Power+ package, you will not be chugging along at 7 knots! It has a top speed of 20 knots (23mph) and can do 0–20 in just six minutes thanks to its two electric motors.
One thing that intrigued me was the option of adding an automatic towing sail like this:
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