Imagine a yacht that makes no noise. A silent cruiser that glides through water. Powered by the sun, the Silent 55 does just that. New and improved, the upgraded version of Silent-Yachts’ oceangoing solar-electric production catamaran will debut at 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival—the only time in its life when it will create a ‘buzz’.
With the yacht sporting a completely revised drive-train with significantly more battery power, two times more powerful e-motors and structural improvements from its 2018 fore sister, the Austrian shipyard has confirmed that with one Silent 55 already built, three more are on order.
Thanks to solar-powered propulsion and household (meaning no generators are required to run the lights, air conditioning, etc.), and with electric propulsion when needed, the 56-foot catamaran has unlimited range, no noise or fumes, minimal vibration and is virtually maintenance-free. It’s smooth and serene cruising at its best where both the environment and owner’s enjoyment come first. And operation costs are kept to a minimum, too.