Silent-Yachts reports strong sales of Silent 80 Tri-Deck
Silent-Yachts has confirmed the sale of the first three units of what it deems the ‘most spacious solar electric catamaran to date’. The Silent 80 Tri-Deck is an advanced version of the company’s flagship with a sky lounge on the top deck (closed version) or a 90m² fly deck (open version).
“We are happy that the interest to fully sustainable yachting keeps growing,” says Michael Köhler, founder and CEO. “Our latest orders are another confirmation of this trend for a much greener future.”
The company says that of the three Silent 80 Tri-Deck models sold, there are both closed and open versions.
Each model features a 60m² saloon on the main deck, with a galley inside, a lounge and a dining area. The lower deck is fitted with 4-6 guest cabins and 1-2 crew cabins. All staterooms offer double or twin berths, with en-suite bathrooms.
As there is no actual engine room because the yacht is solar-powered, the Silent 80 Tri-Deck has, according to its makers, the largest garage in the category. On port side, there is enough space for a 5.20m tender with an integrated lift and launching system, or an amphibious vehicle. A gyrocopter on floats could potentially be placed on the hydraulic bathing platform.
Silent-Yachts says the catamaran will be able to reach up to 20knots and make up to 100 nautical miles a day at cruising speed, without consuming any fuel. It is self-sufficient and virtually maintenance-free. It’s fitted with a pair of electric engines (150 kW each in a standard version, and up to 340 kW each combined with high efficiency carbon propellers in the most advanced version).