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Silent Yachts unveils new versions of its solar electric catamaran flagship Silent 80.

02 July 2020


After recent successes in sales with four new yachts sold and eight in total under construction, Silent Yachts has again expanded their range.

The Austrian shipyard has announced new versions of its flagship Silent 80.

Michael Köhler, Silent-Yachts Founder and CEO, said: “We analysed our conversations with clients and how the market tends to develop.

“We believe that people are looking for more and more adventure in yachting. New versions of the Silent 80 will enable owners to take an amazing number of toys and provide them extra features like larger windows, flush main deck, new layouts of the main salon and much more.”

Features include a new raised main deck that allows more space for guests and storage; 35-centimetres of extra headroom; increased toys compartment; huge windows; optional Loft version; and flush loft-style main deck with no steps.

The shipyard’s designers raised the cockpit and saloon floor 35-centimetres up, keeping the same headroom, as the roof will be raised as well. This version is now standard for both the classic Silent 80 and the Silent 80 Tri-Deck, which has an extra level up.


The new optional version of the Silent 80 and Tri-Deck is called Loft version because, like in house architecture, it refers to a large and adaptable open space.

The main deck is completely flush – from salon to the cockpit, to the side walkways and to the front deck – all one level without any steps. The access to the tender garage on port side and to the storage compartment on starboard side is easier, since the headroom in both spaces reached 217-centimetres instead of 182-centimetres like before the update.

The space created in the main salon is truly wide.

“You can have loose furniture throughout the whole salon and walk in the full length and width of 9 x 7 metres without any restriction or steps until the windows,” said Michael Köhler.

“You can bring your own sofa and loose chairs around the table of your choice.”

The saloon windows become 35-centimetres higher, which grants a gorgeous view while sitting as well as standing in the saloon and not obstructed by the bulwark. The saloon can also be equipped with electric sliding windows.

Alternatively, an owner may select full-height folding side doors on rails on both sides of the salon.

Michael Köhler explains, “By cancelling the side sofa and the storage boxes between side walkway and the superstructure, we can get almost full-height glass windows between the saloon and the side walkway that will give you a real loft feeling.”

“This feature can be combined with a glass insert in the side wall of the hull to give an unobstructed view of the sea even with the full-height doors.”

Loose furniture can be used in the cockpit as well. Owners can leave away with the laminated L-shaped sofa on the starboard side of the cockpit that grants storage space and have a loose sofa or chairs there instead.

With the addition of the new standard version, Silent-Yachts will keep offering the previous classic version with a regular deck in case future clients would prefer that.



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