Silent Yachts has announced that its eagerly anticipated Silent 62 3-Deck model will be making its public debut at the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival...
The open sky lounge is effectively a flybridge with an enormous carbon-fibre hardtop overhead, but it’s the fully enclosed variants where things get really interesting.
There is a traditional sky lounge featuring an 18m² saloon with a bar, second galley and dinette, separated from an aft terrace by sliding doors, but then there is the owner’s suite version, which is a marvellous concept.
With guests tucked away in their ensuite staterooms in the hulls, the owner can head up to the top deck to their master suite with ensuite bathroom, 360° views and a private aft terrace. That’s superyacht-style luxury on a 62-footer.
Of course Silent Yachts’ raison d’être is electric propulsion, and with the largest 2x340kW motors and a 286kWh battery pack the Silent 62 can cruise at 6-8 knots pretty much non-stop if there is enough sunshine to feed the 17kWp solar panels. Silent estimates that the 62 will have a daily cruising range of 100nm on solar power alone.
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If the weather isn’t playing ball there is always the 150kW diesel generator to fall back on, fed by fuel tanks of up to 1,600 litres. Efficiency is helped by lightweight carbon fibre construction and a reverse bow design, which has been CFD tested.
Other upgrades for the Silent 62 include longer windows in the lower deck and a large bathing platform that can carry a 4.2m tender, such as the brand’s recently launched Silent Tender 400.
Silent 62 specification
LOA: 62ft 0in (19m)
Beam: 29ft 5in (8.99m)
Engines: Twin 50/200/340kW electric motors
Top speed: 20 knots
Starting price: £2.1m (ex. VAT)