Manufacture of marine pleasure craft yachts andcatamarans are quite expensive, but highly profitable enterprise. The popularity of environmentally friendly, virtually silent electric catamarans has allowed Silent Yacht to announce the start of serial production of this type of vessel.
Silent Yacht has already received the title"Marine Tesla". In the future, the company will strive to produce models of electric catamarans using solar energy in various price categories. The presentation of the first models of electric catamarans was held only in 2019, but now the Silent Yacht company has announced the start of mass production of this type of vessel.
Silent Yacht electric catamarans seriesis represented by three models: 55 feet (16.7 meters), 60 feet (18.2 meters) and 80 feet (24.3 meters). All catamarans are powered by solar panels and base batteries. Solar panels generate 10 to 26 kWh of energy, while batteries have a capacity of 150 to 532 kWh. The energy capacity of the most powerful catamaran is comparable to 5 Tesla Model S sedans.
Today Silent Yachthas already produced 11 electric vessels, and to meet the growing demand, the construction of new models is being launched at shipyards in Thailand and Italy. An Italian shipyard in Fano is building a production line capable of producing up to 15 units of the Silent 60 per year.
According to the company's representatives, the costthe basic model of the Silent catamaran is about $ 2 million. This rather high price, meanwhile, will allow the company to successfully compete in the market for similar vessels operating on traditional energy sources.