THE UNSTOPPABLE SILENT 80 SOLAR POWERED CATAMARAN!Jun 11, 2021
Late last year I filmed a video covering the construction of the first 80 foot
silentyacht. The Silent Yacht brand was created by Michael and Heike Kohler in response to the growing demand for a luxury yacht with global cruising capabilities that could sail.
solarenergy, the response to those products and that video has been electric, if you'll pardon the pun, but no one saw what was around the corner in 2020 when the world was launched into a pandemic that would create problems for manufacturing internationally now as the lockdown has started to lift here in Italy, we have returned to pick up where we left off and see what progress is being made on the Silents 80
catamaranand frankly I was very surprised and impressed to hear how much work has continued to despite What are the unprecedented challenges, let's face it?
While waiting to return to the facility in Murata monde or on the photographic film, I was told that in fact the 80 holes had already been transported to another facility in the nearby town of Farno for the first stage of assembly. Here the holes already look more like the smooth and polished finish that would be expected from a luxury yacht. This is a great opportunity to see the space available inside the yacht before attaching the deck, so let's take a look at the layout of the Cylons. 80 Although we have this opportunity, in reality
silentyachts are very flexible in the layout of the level below deck, but the standard layout provides for four cabins below deck, with the owner's cabin being the largest and including a storage area. office and a palatial private bathroom, actually all the cabins.
They have private bathrooms and stairs to the port and starboard sides of the yachts for easy access for all guests. The VIP stateroom is expected to be located to port and benefits from a little more wardrobe space, but the remaining two guest staterooms move forward. The captain's and VIP cabins are very well proportioned and very well equipped, there is space for a crew of two in the area between the two hulls, a set of dedicated steps leading down from the main deck, but the area after the cabins is where we begin to See just some of the advantages of a
poweredelectric yacht, while conventional electric yachts have to dedicate areas at the stern of both holes to accommodate machinery for the engine rooms, the Silent 80 can use these areas for storage of tenders and toys.
This is because the technical equipment for electric yachts is so small and silent that it can be distributed throughout the yachts, the generators are in fact under the base of the auxiliary and the electric motors, which are completely silent, are so small that They even fit under floorboards. We'll take a look at whether the power system works in a future video, but for now let's move on to the main deck, which will be a truly vast area. Remember that the beam of this yacht measures just 11 meters, that is almost 36 feet, so there are oceans of space for seating areas, an open kitchen and of course a helm stationed inside the yacht and many options to take sun and dine along with a bar area on the outside deck.
Finally, most of the upper part of the yacht is used to capture the sun's energy. through these large areas of solar panels, but still the designer has created space to relax in the sun and even a hot tub. Actually, another quite good designer, Marco Cazale, is a very respected yacht designer and it was quite a challenge for him to incorporate the requirements of a solar
poweredyacht, the main one being a large expanse of solar panels and at the same time integrates an attractive Italian design. I think they have done a great job and judging by the number of these they have sold, that says: "I'm not the only one who thinks that way, actually the silent yachts keep Marco and his team very busy, in fact , they recently announced two new versions of the Silence 80.
The first is this Silenced 80 test deck, a result of demand from customers who don't want a yacht over 80 feet, but would like to have more living area to board to meet this demand. Quiet yachts along with the design have created a large hardtop for yachts on which to locate the solar panels so that the upper deck In fact, it can now be much more spacious, 90 square meters, which which in turn results in many more options to enjoy the exterior of the Arts with a bar area for dining and sitting under the shade of the hardtop, and if the owner prefers to stay in the air conditioning, as a number every For more owners, the yacht is available with an enclosed Sky Lounge, although I should add that some owners may prefer to use this space as an owner's suite with a private terrace, when I spoke to Michael Kohler on the phone before filming this video. , told me about the new elevated version of the muted 80, as the name suggests.
This version raises the level of debt of the yachts by 35 centimeters. The purpose of this was to provide more headroom in the cabins below deck. but this version has also resulted in a completely flush main deck without the steps to go up or down. This elevated version will be the new standard version of the AC and 80 tri deck, but there will also be a loft version that will allow the owner and his guests to enter the main deck saloon from the aft doors as well as from the side port and starboard, there is also a standard version with a sofa on one side now that a yacht broke up.
I can tell you that for many people head height and lack of steps are not really a problem at all, but for other people it is the biggest problem, it is the deciding factor of which yacht they will choose or not. I said it in the previous video: I firmly believe in the success of the silent ship. Yachts is not due to a flashy and expensive marketing campaign, but to the fact that Michael and Heike listen to what the market wants and then react quickly and efficiently, and what success they are having when I came here. to film silent yachts I was very interested to see how they fared during the lockdown period and discovered that not only did they move down track 80 to this new facility to fit it out, but they also told me they sold another one. four units during the yacht lockout period, one is another silent air conditioner and the other three are actually their most popular model which is the sixth silent one.
In fact, I really wanted to show you this, which is the hole plug for the Silent 60 here at In the same facility as the 18, as you may know, production yachts are built by first creating a full-size wooden model of the hull and superstructure called plunks, from which a mold is made and then the mold is placed with glass resin compounds in the hull. of silent yachts and a vacuum for greater strength and lightness and then these components are equipped for launch and delivery. In fact, at another of their production facilities in Thailand there is an actual production line for this 60-foot model with units in various stages of completion.
I have been involved in the yachting industry for about 25 years and I don't believe there have Never seen a relatively new brand receive so many orders in such a short time. It really is quite remarkable and now silent yachts. They are moving from a time when they had to show clients yachts under construction to shine and can show clients yachts that have already been built. They have sold 25 solar electric
catamarans. There are currently eight under construction, but eleven have already been delivered to satisfied customers. who are now sailing the world's oceans, that's something I can't keep silent about you
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