February 22, 2019

New Model: Silent 55

Silent yachts is a new Austrian company who presents its new venture of solar powered electric powered catamarans from 55 to eighty feet.  During the Cannes boat show 2018 Silent presented its first model the 55.  This is a very interesting new model and offers a fresh green alternative in the nautical World.  There is a lot to like in the Silent 55 from its six layout options inside offering three to six cabins with three or four shower heads, to its green way of cruising which allows to make about one hundred nautical miles per day with solar energy alone.  As for power goes the Silent 55 is powered by standard twin 30 kw electric motors, with optional power plant going up to twin 250 kw, and a choice for a hybrid version with twin 220hp diesel engines. The electric generation system is also a huge option and goes from a standard 20 kilowatt to an optional 100 kw system.       
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.70 m (54.8ft)
Beam - 8.46 m
Draft - 1.20 m
Displacement - 17.2 t light
Fuel Capacity - 500 l (up to 1600 l option)
Water Capacity - 500 l  (up to 1000 l option)
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, up to twelve guests in six cabins
Engines - 2 x 30 kw, up to 2 x 250 kw electric motors, hybrid version with twin 2 x 220hp diesel engines
Propulsion - sail drive
Speed - 8 knots max 6 knots cruse with standard twin 30 kw engines, 15 knots max with twin 250 kw
Construction - vacuum bagged infused vinilester resin core sandwich, with carbon fiber at stress areas
Certification - CE A

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