Austrian company Silent-Yachts has introduced the Silent 60 yacht, their latest oceangoing solar-electric production catamaran. The Silent 60 is an upgrade of the Silent 55. The new model is longer, wider and more voluminous. She also has a new high-performance hull form, with longer waterline and reverse bow. Her exterior design’s signature details are long window stripe at the sidewall of the hull and more window surface overall.
“The Silent 60 is a true world cruiser”, said Michael Köhler, Founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts. “We updated our most popular model and now she resembles the flagship Silent 80. I’m happy to confirm we’ve already sold six units of the new Silent 60 even before the official presentation, which is a tremendous success. They are now under construction.”
Albert Nazarov, Managing Director at Albatross Marine Design, executed the design and engineering for the new model.
The storage space on board is much larger and she has higher headroom everywhere, with up to 230cm in the saloon. In addition, it has been equipped with more powerful solar panels: 42 pieces for 17 kWp compared to 30 for 10.8 kWp of the Silent 55.
The new model is also capable of carrying a much larger tender – up to 4 meters length. “The Silent 55 is limited to 3.3-metre long tender,” noted Michael Köhler.
At the same time, the Silent 60 has a smaller draft, just under 1 metre, which allows her to reach shallower bays, which may be crucial for areas like the Caribbean and South East Asia.
The Silent 60 is available with several layouts ranging from three to six staterooms with maximum of six bathrooms.
“By adding extra five feet to the length of the hull, we were able to significantly expand the social space on board”, comments Michael Köhler.
The Silent 60 can cruise efficiently for up to 100 miles a day for weeks. At the same time, the arrangement of the components enables the system to power all on board systems without need of fuel to power a generator.
“The generator is only used to recharge the batteries in the rare case when higher speed is required for longer periods of time or if the weather is bad for several days,” Köhler says.