Silent-Yachts opens new offices
A world leader in solar-electric catamarans, Silent-Yachts has opened new offices in both Europe and USA.
Silent-Yachts has opened a new office in Port Adriano in the southwest of Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands and among the key yachting hubs in the Mediterranean.
A Silent 55 and Silent 64 are docked in front of the office and available for sea trials. Later this summer, the two yachts will be joined by the first Silent 60, which was built by PMG Shipyard in Thailand and features a kitewing.
Michael Köhler, founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts, said: “Our new base is like our second home. Mallorca and the Balearics in general are popular yachting destinations – sunny, warm, with clean azure seas and many amazing places that have to be visited on board a yacht.
“The new office helps us keep our solar-electric catamarans close to our clients and partners. We’re always open for a chat, visit or sea trial.”
SILENT IN FLORIDA
Across the Atlantic, Silent-Yachts’ exclusive US distributor Edward Sacks has set up a branch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“Florida is the hot spot for US yachting enthusiasts and we’re happy to take a seat in the region,” Köhler said. “The location is close to the site of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, has direct water access and a comfortable conference room for product demonstrations.”
SILENT 55 FRONT EXIT
Meanwhile, the builder has delivered the seventh unit of the Silent 55, a model built in China since 2018. The new hull for a client in Switzerland is the first to feature a front saloon door offering direct access to the bow lounge, instead of a full-width master suite forward of the saloon. Four guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms are split between the port and starboard hulls.
Fitted with a pair of 250kW e-motors, a 100kW diesel generator and 210kWh lithium batteries, the new catamaran reached 18 knots during sea trials. All Silent-Yachts models can cruise up to 100nm per day relying solely on solar-electric power, without vibration, noise or exhausts.
Built near Pattaya, the first hull of the Silent 60 ushers in a new generation of solar-electric catamarans from the Austrian-owned brand.