Silent-Yachts launches the new Silent Tender 400. Designed by the Silent-Yachts team, it is the first dedicated tender design from the successful electric yachting brand. Though it measures 4.0m from transom to bow, the tender borrows a number of the style cues from Silent-Yachts’ much larger 60ft and 80ft electric catamarans. There are the angular, contemporary lines, the rebated bulwark and signature black and white finish. And extreme efficiency.
Its carbon fiber lay-up ensures that the hull of the sporty-looking tender weighs no more than 90kg. That means it is lighter to lift out using the hydraulic bathing platform of a Silent 60, easier for the mother ship to carry and crucially, far more efficient to propel through the water.
“It follows the same design principles as our award-winning electric yachts, with dimensions that enable it to fit both the Silent 60 series and Silent 80 series yachts. What is more, the hull gives passengers a really dry ride, even at speed and in confused seas,” says Michael Köhler, founder and CEO.
Designed to carry six people with ease, the Silent Tender 400 was conceived as the ultimate tender for the solar-powered Silent 60 series yachts. But those same characteristics that suit it for the task are just as likely to appeal to those looking for a fun electric runabout or an efficient tender for a conventional yacht.
Designed with a central console, the simple, intuitive controls will appeal to the whole family. All it takes is a throttle, leather-padded wheel and a display showing speed, heading and depth. Meanwhile, the driver’s seat is flanked by two other seats for shared moments on the water, and there are two bow seats – all provided with practical hand holds. Boarding is via a step in the lowered bulwarks amidships.
Owners are able to choose between various inboard and outboard propulsion options. Inboard power comes via a 20kW electric waterjet, offering extremely low draught and ease of handling. With the sportier outboard, input power is either 20kW or 30kW, depending on the package selected. The higher rated motor is capable of propelling the boat at more than 20 knots, for an exciting, sporty ride.
Battery capacity is also a matter of choice. For performance reasons, Silent-Yachts has engineered the boat to carry either a standard 16kWh lithium battery or an upgraded 20kWh unit for more range. At a 10-knot cruising speed, expect a minimum of 2 hours’ drive time. Fast on-board charging can replenish the battery in just 2.5 hours.
According to Köhler the shipyard is already working on a larger 5.1m electric tender, specifically designed to fit the garage of the Silent 80 series yachts.
Silent-Yachts is producing the world’s first fully solar-sustainable oceangoing production catamaran yachts. They are powered exclusively by solar energy and capable of cruising up to 100 miles per day. In 2009, founders Heike and Michael Köhler, who have spent 6,000 days cruising more than 75,000 miles all around the world, launched the Solarwave 46, the first fully self-sufficient blue-water catamaran after years of testing solar-powered propulsion, and they have been building boats ever since.
Camper & Nicholsons has announced the in-house sale of the 54.6m Baglietto C, with Fernando Nicholson representing both the seller and the buyer. Following the sale, C will remain in the Camper & Nicholsons charter fleet. This fully custom yacht was delivered in February 2021 by Italian yard Baglietto. C features a highvolume interior, and many versatile areas for different age groups and lifestyles of a family. A multi-deck motor yacht, C can accommodate up to 17 guests across seven cabins, including two master suites along with two VIP suites located on the main deck, as well as two double cabins equipped with Pullmans and a children’s cabin located on the lower deck. Constructed in aluminum, C is a true home away from home. This stupendous superyacht was developed by an award-winning trio. She features two freshwater pools. Horacio Bozzo sculpted social spaces, including a gigantic beach club that opens seaward on three sides. Interiors from Hot Lab pair Italianate sophistication with lashings of marble. "I would like to thank the owners for their continuous trust in representing this pristine yacht and wish the buyer great times onboard. And special thanks to our legal team for their outstanding job during the sales process," says Fernando Nicholson. Baglietto Spa is an Italian boat builder based in La Spezia specializing in new aluminum light alloy yachts ranging between 35m and 50m in length and steel and light aluminum alloy displacement megayachts starting at 40m.Credits: Camper & Nicholsons
December 8, 2023
Renowned Florida-based designer Kurt Strand has unveiled a groundbreaking 77-meter hybrid superyacht named Silence, a vessel that navigates the seas silently for up to eight hours in electric mode. Crafted with a sturdy steel hull and an aluminum superstructure, Silence boasts an eye-catching silhouette inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and sustainable design.Made by Acoya Design House, the interior of Silence epitomizes Scandi-chic, featuring a subtle color palette and minimalist Nordic furnishings. Reflecting a connection with nature, the decor incorporates natural materials, organic shapes, and lush greenery—a trend anticipated to gain popularity among seafarers seeking respite from today's hectic lifestyles.Spanning four decks, Silence's living quarters showcase floor-to-ceiling glazing and expansive open floorplans. Accommodating up to 14 guests in seven spacious suites and 20 crew members, the yacht offers an extravagant owner's suite on the upper deck, complete with a generous bedroom, an aft terrace featuring a hot tub and sun loungers – a serene retreat for the owners.The main deck revolves around a light, airy lounge leading to a beach club with a pool and lounge. The sundeck seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living, featuring a Jacuzzi, an outdoor cinema, and a dining area for 14, complemented by a sophisticated bar and gaming area indoors.Additional highlights include a wellness area, a foredeck helipad that transforms into a party area or sun-soaked lounge, and ample storage for two 10-meter tenders, six Jet Skis, and various water toys. Silence represents a marriage of luxury and sustainability, setting a new standard for eco-friendly superyachts.Credits: Acoya Design House
December 8, 2023
In a significant transaction, the 85-meter Oceanco sailing marvel, Aquijo, has found a new owner, orchestrated by Gary Wright and Jonathan Zwaans of Y.CO, introducing the buyer, and Robert Shepherd and Bruce Brakenhoff Jr. of Edmiston representing the seller. The yacht, with a last known asking price of EUR105,000,000, will continue under the expert management of Y.CO.Launched in 2016, Aquijo stands as a testament to the collaborative prowess of Oceanco and Vitters. Her exterior, a creation of Tripp Design Naval Architects, harmonizes with the interiors envisioned by Dölker + Voges Design.Conceived as the world's largest ketch, Aquijo proudly unfurls twin 90-meter masts, each carrying identical 1,192-square-meter mainsails, contributing to a staggering total sail area of 5,051 square meters.Crafted to fulfill the owner's vision of a comfortable, high-performance cruising yacht with global capabilities, Aquijo prioritizes safety, comfort, and performance. Accommodating up to 12 guests in seven lavish staterooms, including a master suite on the bridge deck, two VIPs, a double, a twin, and two convertible staterooms on the lower deck.Aquijo's allure extends to her capacious beach club, featuring a steam room, sauna, lounge, and ocean-view hot tub – a rarity in sailing yachts. Complemented by three outdoor bars, including a main deck 12-seater bar with a retractable television, multi-colored lighting, and beer on tap, she redefines luxury on the water.Equipped with twin Caterpillar engines, Aquijo achieves a top speed of 17 knots. Oceanco was founded in 1987. Right now it is a world-class builder of custom superyachts up to the 140 meters range. Oceanco works with world-known designers such as Terence Disdale, Nuvolari-Lenard, Espen Oeino, Sam Sorgiovanni, Igor Lobanov, Tim Heywood and Andrew Winch to create some of the timeless and award-winning yachts afloat today.Credit: Oceanco
December 8, 2023
Camper & Nicholsons proudly announces the successful in-house sale of the 37.14m Corto Maltese, originally crafted in 2006 by Dutch Yacht Builders. Led by Mael Fiolet and Rodrigo Nicholson, the seller's representatives, and with Fernando Nicholson introducing the buyer, this transaction marks a seamless collaboration within the Camper & Nicholsons family.Initially configured as a ketch-rigged yacht, Corto Maltese underwent a remarkable transformation, evolving into a sloop-rigged vessel with a reimagined keel configuration. Boasting VAT-paid status, completion of her 15-year RINA survey, and LY2 compliance, Corto Maltese stood as an irresistible offering.Accommodating eight guests in four cabins, Corto Maltese exudes timeless elegance. The full-beam master suite, granting direct access to the stern, features an ensuite adorned with his-and-hers sinks. Throughout the interior, a classic aesthetic prevails, with teak and mahogany adorning the spaces, Botticino and spring rose marble gracing the bathrooms, and granite countertops enhancing the galley.Fernando Nicholson expresses gratitude, saying, "Thanks to our brilliant junior brokers, we have been able to achieve this sale. I would also like to thank the new buyer for having trusted Camper & Nicholsons every step of the way in the purchase of this gem." Credits: Camper & Nicholsons
December 7, 2023
In a remarkable stride toward sustainable luxury yachting, Sunreef Yachts secures a pair of orders for the Sunreef 100 Eco, manifesting a rising enthusiasm for eco-conscious superyachts. The dual commitment from steadfast patrons cements Sunreef Yachts' trailblazing role in the eco-revolution within the superyacht domain.Crafted for environmentally benign voyages enveloped in opulence, the Sunreef 100 Eco champions a design geared for silent, pollution-free journeys. A defining attribute of these catamarans lies in the integration of composite solar panels, leveraging cutting-edge solutions developed by Sunreef Yachts to harness solar energy to its maximum potential.The propulsion system of the Sunreef 100 Eco boasts purpose-designed batteries and cutting-edge electric motors, delivering extended hours of smokeless, vibration-free electric-powered navigation. This catamaran ensures a serene sailing experience, with hydro generators ensuring a continuous supply of clean energy during sailing.The discreetly positioned stern garage, capable of housing a jet ski and an array of water toys, stands out as a distinctive feature of this catamaran. The expansive Ocean Lounge takes center stage on the Sunreef 100 Eco, seamlessly blending the stern platform and tailgates. Designed for sun-soaked respites, leisure, and aquatic activities, the lounge also offers direct access to ample storage for accessories and diving gear. With two new eco-chic additions to its fleet, Sunreef Yachts elevates the essence of sustainable yachting to unprecedented heights.Sunreef Yachts was founded by Francis Lapp in 2002 in Gdansk, Poland. Since then, the shipyard has been designing and manufacturing luxury sailing and power multihulls. Credits: Sunreef Yachts
December 7, 2023