Silent Yachts unveils new 24m hybrid catamaran in collaboration with VisionF Yachts
19 April 2022
(Article originally published by superyachtimes.com - Written by Sophie Spicknell)
Silent Yachts has released the renderings for a 24-metre full aluminium hybrid catamaran, SILENT VisionF 82 in collaboration with VisionF Yachts. The new design is slightly longer than her sister SILENT 80, with more space dedicated on the foredeck and a sunken lounge area.
The eco-friendly vessel features a comfortable 54 square-metre main saloon and an alfresco dining area on the aft deck. The aluminium construction grants a new level of flexibility regarding the layout with various accommodation options available. The standard arrangement offers a large master suite of nearly 18 square-metres as well as three ensuite guest staterooms, one of which can double as an office space.
SILENT VisionF 82 has an extended flybridge that is fitted with a large solar array much like other SILENT yachts. The electrical energy can then be stored in a Lithium-ion battery bank to power all the household appliances on board. This means that guests can enjoy a noiseless experience without compromise when anchored in a bay or docked in a marina with reportedly zero emissions.
SILENT VisionF 82 will be equipped with a parallel hybrid drivetrain while a fully electric version is also available. The parallel hybrid system will offer three different driving modes: electric, hybridand power as a normal option you may find on a hybrid car. In hybrid mode, the system will automatically select the electric motor, the diesel engine or both, depending on factors such as speed and battery state. In power mode, both the diesel engine and electric motor will be engaged to boost acceleration and speed.
“The SILENT VisionF 82 is a fantastic yacht that will combine the best of both worlds and we are very excited about the first boat due to be finished later this year,” says Silent Yachts founder and CEO Michael Köhler.
“The aim of our collaboration with VisionF Yachts is to share our expertise and know-how to support other manufacturers. We are very keen to share information about our propulsion systems to help guide the yachting industry towards a more sustainable future.”