Silent-Yachts Sells 3 Units of Solar-Powered Flagship

By Jenna Mehdi

Silent-Yachts has sold three new units of its flagship SILENT 80 Tri-Deck vessel. The 24m luxury catamaran, dubbed the ‘Tesla of the seas’, is equipped with cutting-edge solar technology aimed at achieving ‘fully sustainable yachting’.

Silent-Yachts’ groundbreaking new flagship, the SILENT 80 Tri-Deck, speaks to the demands of the new generation of yacht owners. By measure of sustainable operation, luxurious design and navigable shape and size, there are few vessels on the market that can compare. The success of the Silent 80 has been confirmed commercially with three new units commissioned.

Michael Köhler, founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts, comments, 'Our latest orders are another confirmation of this trend for a much greener future.The first SILENT 80 Tri-Deck closed version will have a master cabin in the top deck, but a lounge or studio could possibly also be placed here on future units.'

Silent-Yachts Owners can choose between building an enclosed sky lounge on the top deck, or an open and spacious 90 square metre fly deck. Both closed and open versions have been commissioned among the three new units. 

The SILENT 80 Tri-Deck boasts a lightweight carbon construction, meaning the luxurious tri-deck layout does not affect performance. The solar-powered catamaran is capable of reaching top speeds of up to 20 knots and cruise 100 nautical miles a day with zero fuel consumption. 

The silent electric propulsion allows for unlimited range without unwanted noise or fumes. One key selling point of the sustainability aspect is the added benefit that the SILENT 80 is self-sufficient and virtually maintenance free. The yacht uses MPPT solar charge regulars and lithium batteries to provide for overnight cruising, as well as accommodating a generator to recharge the batteries for higher autonomy at sea during bad weather.  

The SILENT 80 Tri-Deck runs on extremely low operational costs and has a base price of 5.51 million euro to build. 

Although the 24.2m vessel is the yard’s largest build to date, Silent-Yachts has announced plans to develop an even bigger model. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting project over the coming months.

"Our latest orders are another confirmation of this trend for a much greener future."

Michael Köhler, founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts

"Our latest orders are another confirmation of this trend for a much greener future."

Michael Köhler, founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts
By Jenna Mehdi
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