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Silent 60 - An electric catamaran in series production

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This new model, belatedly presented for the first time at September’s Cannes Yachting Festival, is taking up the torch of the brand’s first model, the Silent 64. That was the catamaran that became the first electric propulsion multihull to have crossed the Atlantic. A few years ago, it was quite a feat... One that the Silent 60, which is much more technologically and technically advanced, could repeat without difficulty.

Test location: Porto Adriano, Mallorca, Spain
Conditions: Wind 5 to 10 knots, calm sea

Three years ago, the members of the Silent Yachts team in Austria could be counted on the fingers of one hand. CEO Michael Köhler came up with the concept of the electric catamaran as early as 2014, starting from scratch... It was he who presented us the Silent 55, not far from Palma de Mallorca. This model is considered to be the first electric catamaran actually offered in series production. The catamaran behaved well, the design was neat, but the finish a little less so. Today, Silent Yachts has a staff of 40 people. The brand has its catamarans built in Italy and Thailand: 13 examples have been launched so far, 12 are currently in build, and a further 27 are on order! These figures sum up the accuracy of the initial vision: yes, the electric powercat has a future - as bright as the sun, you might say. Building on this success, Michael has opened an office in Port Adriano and has a slip right out front - which is of course where the brand new Silent 60 is docked. It should be noted that while the site has been radically urbanized, the adjoining marina offers very high-quality services - as far as we are concerned: the pickup line from the starboard groundline that was fouled ...

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