Silent 60 Front Exit version launched in Thailand
The first Silent 60 with a saloon door to the foredeck has been launched by PMG Shipyard in Rayong, one of the production facilities for the Silent 60 series.
The Silent 60 Front Exit in Ocean Marina Yacht Club
The first Silent 60 Front Exit has been launched by the PMG Shipyard (Shipyard, Issue 61) in Rayong, Thailand, before delivery to its owner in Florida. PMG is among facilities in Thailand, Italy and Turkey that produce boats for Austrian-owned Silent-Yachts, a leader in solar-electric catamarans.
Cruising at night with the foredeck door open
The original Silent 60 (Review, Issue 63), also built by PMG and launched last year, is a Front Master version and features a full-beam owner’s suite forward of and set slightly below the saloon.
The Front Exit version provides direct access from the interior through a forward saloon door to the foredeck, which features an open-air lounge with enough room for up to six people. The forward door also increases air circulation through the saloon.
The yacht is fitted with twin 250kW electric motors, a 150kW generator and a 225kWh lithium-ion battery bank. The hulls feature features four cabins including a large master cabin with a window-facing bed and a private lounge with L-shaped sofa. The interior features a bright, warm décor, while another Silent 60 Front Exit with a darker décor will be launched soon.
All future Silent 60 models will feature a raised main deck and a flush saloon floor, a design that also increases the ceiling heights on the lower deck, as well as the storage space under the cockpit.
Yacht Style was invited to cruise aboard the first Silent 60 from her home base at Port Adriano in Mallorca, where the Thailand-built solar-electric catamaran showed off her spectacular towing kite option. By Lucie Gardiner.