Silent 120 explores exciting toy options
Silent-Yachts is collaborating with VRCO and U-Boat Worx to offer all-electric flying and submersible options.
Solar panels slide out to reveal a touch-and-go landing pad
All-electric toys for the Silent 120 Explorer can potentially include the XP4 ‘flying car’ by British company VRCO and the Nemo 2 two-person submersible by Dutch manufacturer U-Boat Worx, following collaborations between Silent-Yachts and the two companies. Both electric vehicles can be charged on the Silent-Yachts flagship by energy generated from the superyacht’s solar panels.
The Silent 120, which features styling and interior design by Marco Casali, is in build in Turkey and due for launch in 2024. The 36.7m catamaran has a 13.85m beam, a volume of 499GT and offers extended cruising at 6-8 knots in economical mode or up to 16 knots at full power.
The XP4 is due for certification in 2024
The XP4, due for certification in 2024, is an electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft that can be landed on the roof of the Silent 120, where large solar panels can slide out on both sides to reveal a touch-and-go landing pad. The XP4 can be charged from the Silent 120’s solar panels and even deliver power from its own battery to the yacht.
The ‘supercar of the skies’ offers aerial transportation for up to four people and uses technologies such as nanomaterials and hydrogen-based range extension, while safety features include detection and avoidance technology, a ballistic parachute, and low-altitude crash-prevention systems.
The Nemo 2 can be stored in the garage or on the aft deck
The Nemo 2 can be stored in the port hull’s tender garage or on the main deck next to the pool. The submersible offers up to eight hours of autonomy, underwater speeds of up to three knots and can cruise to a depth of 100m in an all-electric package whose footprint is smaller than two jet-skis.
The Nemo features the trademark acrylic pressure globe that gives pilot and passenger exceptional underwater views, while the Manta control interface is easy to learn and operate. Safety features include positive buoyancy for automatic resurfacing in emergencies.