Silent-Yachts Unveils 62 Tri-Deck
The Austrian-owned company has already sold three units of its newest solar-electric catamaran, which develops upon the popular Silent 60.
Silent-Yachts has already sold three units of its 62 Tri-Deck, which is based on the Silent 60 currently under construction in Thailand and Italy but with a third full deck and an extra 2ft in length. Two units of the Silent 62 Tri-Deck have been sold to clients from the US and one has been sold to Europe.
Carbon-fibre is used extensively to reduce the overall weight of the new 19m model, which has a beam of 9m (29ft 6in) and offers up to 50sqm more living space than the Silent 60, which has a flybridge.
Michael Köhler, founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts, said: “We are a client-focused company and always open to new challenges, so when a client approached us with the idea to add an extra level, we were happy to give it a go. Now, we’re offering this fantastic yacht as part of our range.
“To optimise the sailing characteristics of the yacht, the hull has been enlarged by 2ft, which offers more space on the already spacious bathing platform.”
The third deck is offered in three versions: open sky lounge, closed sky lounge or an owner’s suite. The open sky lounge version offers a 50sqm deck with bar and galley, dining table and bench for 10-12 people, sofas, lounging areas and an upper helm.
The closed sky lounge version provides an 18sqm enclosed interior with a bar, galley and dining table, while aft is a 32sqm terrace with sofas and lounge areas. The owner’s suite version is similar, except the enclosed area contains an owner’s suite with an ensuite bathroom.
The main deck has a large, 50sqm saloon with wide windows, while the outdoor space on the main deck including aft cockpit and foredeck covers 70sqm. The living area on the lower deck occupies up to 62sqm and can include three to six staterooms with a maximum of six bathrooms. All staterooms offer double or twin berths, and all heads include a separate shower.
The optional hydraulic stern platform which also serves as a swimming platform, can accommodate a 4.2m tender, while additional water toys, SUPs, kayaks and e-bikes can be stored in the bridge deck.
Exterior features include the long window stripe at the side of the hull and more overall window surface. The high-performance hull shape has benefited from CFD study, with a longer waterline and reverse bow, while the 0.93m draft allows the yacht to reach shallower bays, a big benefit in areas like Southeast Asia.
The CE-A yacht is equipped with 42 powerful solar panels achieving up to 17kWp and the powertrain is the same as used on the 60. The self-sufficient yacht uses silent electric propulsion for unlimited range with no noise or fumes and minimal vibration, cruising up to 100 miles a day.
The yacht can power all on board systems without needing to run a generator, which is only used to recharge the batteries if it’s required to sustain higher speeds during long periods or when weather conditions are unfavourable for several days. The operational costs are substantially lower than for power yachts using more traditional propulsion systems.
The base price of the Silent 62 Tri-Deck is €2.427 million (about US$2.874 million) and includes several features as standard that are typically considered optional at other brands, according to the yard.
Austrian-owned Silent-Yachts has sold three units of its flagship Silent 80 Tri-Deck, while the first Silent 60 is close to launching in Thailand.