New 44, 60 and 80 footer expand Austrian builder’s offering
Austrian boatbuilder Silent-Yachts is expanding its range adding three new models: the Silent 44, Silent 60 and a tri-deck version of the flagship Silent 80.
“We had a successful year, as we enjoyed huge support from our clients, yachting experts and, of course, media,” said Michael Köhler, Founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts at the unveiling of the new model plans in Cannes last week. “We sold four Silent 80 catamarans, which are now under construction and on track for the 2020 summer deliveries, and updated the best-selling Silent 55 with several units sold. Now we feel it is the right time to expand our offering.”
The company says it started receiving calls from clients about the new yachts even before the official world unveiling in Cannes.
“All three new yachts are very nice additions to our range and we selected sizes and amenities depending on what our clients are looking for,” Köhler added.
“Therefore, the 13m Silent 44 will be a solid entry model. The Silent 60 is similar to the 55-footer but with more volume and special features for long-range cruisers. Finally, the three-deckSilent 80 offers a comfortable, spacious panoramic saloon on top. We are going to be revealing more details about these new exciting additions in coming months.”
The Silent 44 is going to be an entry model of the range and is the smallest ever Silent Yacht cat - with two electric 30kW motors she’ll achieve a maximum speed of 12 knots, but the propulsion can be upgraded to 2x80kW. The builder claims it is possible to cross the oceans with solar energy, without giving up any comfort from a conventionally powered yacht.
The Silent 60 is longer, wider and more voluminous, than the builder’s best selling 55 and has an exterior design resembling the flagship 80. Its signature details are a long window stripe at the sidewall of the hull and more window surface overall. In addition, the storage space of the 60-footer ismuch larger, has higher headroom and more powerful solar panels: 42 pieces for 16.8 kWp compared to 30 for 10.8 kWp of the 55.
The panoramic air-conditioned saloon on the flybridge of the Silent 80 Tri-Deck helps stretch out the period of using the boat. The extra space on top adds more space for social areas on board, while offering new opportunities in terms of layout. The Tri-Deck is available with a “sky-lounge” on the top deck or a huge 90m² fly deck can be designed as an owner’s deck with a private owner’s suite with 360° view and a terrace.