In a collaborative effort, SILENT-YACHTS and VisionF have released initial renderings of the SILENT VisionF 82.
Seeing immense growth over recent years, SILENT-YACHTS has been able to utilise additional resources which have allowed the brand the opportunity to work closely with other shipyards with a common goal of creating more eco-friendly vessels. A prime example of this is their latest partnership with VisionF Yachts in the creation of a 24m, full-aluminium hybrid catamaran.
"The SILENT VisionF 82, is a fantastic yacht that will combine the best of both worlds and we are very excited about the first boat due to be finished later this year," commented Michael Köhler, Founder and CEO of SILENT-YACHTS.
"The aim of our collaboration with VisionF Yachts is to share our expertise and know-how in order to support other manufacturers. Tesla did something similar by opening up their patents and making the technology available to everyone. Similarly, we are very keen to share information about our propulsion systems to help guide the yachting industry towards a more sustainable future."
The aluminium structure grants a new lease of life for the vessel in terms of the flexibility of her layout. In comparison to the SILENT 80, the SILENT VisionF 82 is slightly longer and boasts more space dedicated to the foredeck, which has a sunken lounge area. Despite having a smaller beam, there is still ample room for an extremely comfortable 54-sqm main salon and en plein air dining on the aft deck.
A wide range of accommodation options in the two hulls are available, but the standard arrangement offers a large master suite of 18 sqm, as well as 3 en suite guest cabins, one of which can double as an office space.
The extended flybridge is fitted with a large solar array like others in the SILENT-YACHTS portfolio, providing an electrical energy that can be stored in a Lithium-ion battery bank (160 kWh) to power all the household appliances and amenities on board, allowing guests to take comfort in a peaceful, noiseless, and zero emissions experience without compromise when anchoring in a bay or docked in a marina.
She will also be equipped with a parallel hybrid drive train while a fully electric version is also available. The parallel hybrid system will offer three different driving modes: electric, hybrid and power as a normal option you may find within a hybrid car. In hybrid mode, the system will automatically select the electric motor, the diesel engine or both, depending on speed and battery state. In power mode, both the diesel engine and electric motor will be engaged to boost acceleration and speed.
For clients who are not yet ready to experience a full electric vessel, the system provides the perfect compromise: sustainable, electric power at low speeds or at anchor, but faster transits under conventional power – ideal for those seeking quick weekend getaways.