Silent Yachts launched two solar catamarans

Silent Yachts ha lanciato due catamarani solari

The new Silent 62 catamaran recently launched by Silent Yachts has been powered by new electric motors more efficient and with more the operational range.

Silent Yachts ha lanciato due catamarani solariThe Austrian shipyard also equipped the new solar electric catamaran model with new water-cooled battery features higher energy density and greater capacity.

The yachts benefit from even faster charging rates, thanks to optimised thermal management for the cells. Some other key features of the new water-cooled battery include an extended lifespan with over 3,500 recharge cycles. The batteries are certified by DNV-GL and Lloyd’s Register. A watertight IP65 rating, along with a self-contained monitoring and extinguishing system, ensures the highest levels of safety on board.

It’s our most efficient, silent, and high-tech drivetrain to date – resulting in more range and higher top speeds – said founder and CEO Michael Köhler.

This state-of-the-art drivetrain is based on automotive standards while offering owners and guests the ability to travel the world faster when desired.

Silent Yachts ha lanciato due catamarani solariWith an efficiency rating of around 96%, the new electric motors offer the highest efficiency throughout the operational range currently available on the market. This is achieved by leveraging the latest Synchronous Reluctance assisted Permanent Magnet (SRPM) technology. The motors’ extremely compact and robust structure is protected by an IP65 enclosure to maximise reliability.

The new drivetrain also features full carbon propellers shaped like submarine propellers. This innovative design eliminates vibrations and noise, providing unprecedented efficiency and silent cruising on the water.

The carbon propellers ensure the ultimate on-water relaxation for owners and guests while boosting the efficiency rating to a level which is unprecedented for yachts – explained Michael Köhler.

Meeting rooms version

One of the two newly launched Silent 62 catamarans features a special layout.

The owner plans to use it also for business events on board. Based on the layout of the front master version, the owner decided to redesign it in order to match his specific needs. It’s the first Silent catamaran to feature the possibility of several meeting rooms – commented Michael Köhler.

Silent Yachts ha lanciato due catamarani solariFor this reason, the master cabin in the front of the main deck of that Silent 62 has been converted into a fully equipped meeting room. Instead of a conventional double bed there is a large table in the centre surrounded by seating for up to ten people. The starboard side of the room still features an en suite bathroom. Towards the end of the day, the meeting table can be lowered and covered with a mattress, which converts it back to a large bed. One cabin located in the starboard hull has been converted to a second smaller meeting room as well. Here up to six people can collaborate on their projects. The third and largest meeting room is located in the salon.

Silent Yachts ha lanciato due catamarani solariAnother highlight of the yacht is the custom audio system from Martin Audio. In total, it’s equipped with 32 speakers. Five of them are on the flybridge. The outside area of the main deck is fitted with 17 speakers, and additional seven are in the salon. The remaining speakers are in the meeting rooms.

Furthermore, this yacht has an enlarged hydraulic stern platform which offers enough space for two electric jet skis that can be directly connected to the yacht and recharged easily. The yacht is available for charter and will be berthed in Florida.

Front Exit version

Another Silent 62 with the popular 4+1 front exit configuration (4 guest cabins + 1 crew cabin) has recently been launched as well.

Source: Silent Yachts


  1. Molto interessante. Mi chiedo se un giorno avremo anche una auto elettrica che sfrutti l’arrangiamento solare ovvero la carrozzeria fa da generatore. Le celle solari sono in continua evoluzione sempre più leggere e più efficienti. Il sole è gratuito perché non sfruttarlo. Molte grazie.

    • Buongiorno Sig. Antonio. Grazie del suo commento. Ci sono diverse aziende che lavorano per migliorare ulteriormente le celle solari in modo di poter offrire una superficie minore in grado di produrre maggiore corrente. Il concetto che lei segnala è valido, al momento manca un maggiore assorbimento solare per poter proporre “carrozzerie produttrici di elettricità”… ma sono convinto che un giorno si arriverà a questo…

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