Silent 60 to premiere at Cannes
Built by PMG Shipyard in Thailand and in Italy, the Silent 60 ushers in the brand’s new range of solar-electric catamarans and will premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
The first Silent 60 was built at PMG Shipyard in Thailand
Silent-Yachts will stage the world premiere of the Silent 60 at the Cannes Yachting Festival from September 7-12. The first unit was built at the PMG Shipyard in Rayong, Thailand, which produces the model, as do Silent’s facilities in Italy. As of June, eight more hulls were under construction among over a dozen orders, complemented by several orders for the Silent 62 3-Deck.
The Silent 60 has an overall length of 59ft and a beam of 29ft 6in. Hull one is being delivered to a German owner in Mallorca, where the boat will be available for charter.
It includes a 13sqm kite wing from Wingit, which has a 150m line and can pull the 30-tonne boat with about 4-5 knots, reducing consumption. The kite-sail system is stored in the bow and is an option on all new Silent models, which include the 80 and 80 3-deck.
The first Silent 60 features a kite wing that the yacht
Compared to the brand’s previous models, the Silent 60 has a new high-performance hull with a reverse bow, while details include long window stripes on the hulls and more window surface overall. The 42 solar panels on the roof of the superstructure and hardtop produce 17kWp, compared to 30 panels and 10.8kWp on the Silent 55.
Michael Köhler, founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts, said: “The Silent 60 is the first of our new generation of solar-electric catamarans and many more will follow. We are happy to provide sustainable, emission-free solutions for yachting enthusiasts who want to make the world a better place.”
The 13sm kite-wing is stored in the bow
Social areas include the aft cockpit, 2.3m-high saloon, bow seating and flybridge. The Silent 60 offers flexible accommodation and the first unit has a spacious master suite and three more guest cabins.
The yacht has a draft of less than 1m and options include extending the two swim platforms by 90cm. In such a case, the boat can carry a pair of electric jet-skis, while additional water toys, SUPs, kayaks and e-bikes can be stored in the bridge deck.
A liftable hydraulic platform between the two swim platforms can also be enlarged from the standard 3.7m by 1.7m to 4m by 2.4m, able to carry a 4m tender up to 350kg.
The Silent 60 will debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival
The Silent 60 is equipped with the company’s aeration system, which provides cool, fresh air to all cabins, heads and the saloon, while a reverse-cycle heat-pump system can warm the interior. A water-maker powered by the solar-electric system and all on-board appliances operate on the 220/110-volt system. The galley has refrigerator and freezer space, and an induction cooktop.
The CE-A yacht can cruise for up to 100 miles a day and power all onboard systems without the need for fuel to power a generator. The yacht has a cruising speed of 6-8 knots and top speed of 20 knots.
In Yacht Style’s annual Multihulls Special, Austrian-owned Silent-Yachts unveils the first of its new generation of solar-electric catamarans, which are being built in Italy and Thailand.