Silent-Yachts revealed its new superyacht, the Silent 120 Explorer. The new project, which features interior design by Marco Casali, also offers owners the chance to make the most of their adventure cruising itineraries with space for two of the latest must-have toys for remote voyaging – an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for heli-cruising and a submarine for underwater discovery.
The 36.74-meter Silent 120 Explorer features a 13.85-meter beam and an astonishing volume of 499 gross tonnes to offer extended cruising at 6-8 knots in economical mode, or up to 16 knots at full power. The supercat also heralds the next step in solar-powered cruising, with 40kWp (kilowatt-peak) panels providing enough energy to cover the yacht’s hotel loads (thanks in part to detailed and highly efficient systems design) as well as offering significant fossil-free cruising autonomy, with carefully selected range-extender generators in addition to the 800kW lithium-ion batteries driving highly efficient 340kW e-motors, giving unlimited-miles cruising potential.
The catamaran hull form combined with compact electric propulsion units offers significant space that enables the Silent 120 Explorer to carry both a revolutionary eVTOL aircraft and an all-electric two-person submarine, in addition to the usual tenders and toys demanded on a superyacht.
Silent-Yachts’ partnership with VRCO, designers and manufacturers of the Xcraft XP4 eVTOL aircraft, marks the first time a yacht builder and an aircraft manufacturer have collaborated, with the XP4 being customized to match the interiors of the Silent 120 Explorer. The XP4 can be landed on the roof of the Silent 120 Explorer, where large solar panels will slide outboard to port and starboard to reveal a touch-and-go landing pad.
The XP4, which is due for certification in 2024, offers convenient aerial personal transportation for up to four people, and is designed with an array of safety features including detection and avoidance technology, a ballistic parachute, and low-altitude crash prevention systems. In addition to utilizing technologies such as nanomaterials and hydrogen-based range extension, the XP4 can not only be charged from the Silent 120 Explorer’s solar panels but can also deliver power from its own battery to the yacht as a back-up power source.
The U-Boat Worx NEMO submarine offers diving to 100 meter depths for two people in an all-electric package whose footprint is smaller than two jet-skis. The NEMO features the trademark acrylic pressure globe that gives pilot and passenger a breathtaking view of the depths, while the Manta control interface is both easy to learn and easy to operate.
“The trend is for bigger yachts and more luxury, more comfort, more water toys and more possibilities,” says Michael Köhler, founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts. “In the Silent 120 Explorer we designed a boat that is bigger in volume although not in length, and bigger gives the opportunity to store more of these toys.
The first Silent 120 Explorer is currently in build and due for launch in 2024.
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 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
The inaugural Superyacht Summit Türkiye, which took place in Istanbul on November 30th, 2023, brought together 250 elite figures from the superyacht industry worldwide. Held in the Ciragan Palace, the summit attracted industry leaders not only from Türkiye but also from Europe, the US, and the Middle East, establishing it as a global gathering of significance.Ciragan PalaceAgainst the opulent backdrop, the one-day summit featured a stellar line-up of speakers and industry experts. “I was privileged to speak at the SST 2023 and be amongst such an illustrious panel of speakers. It was a real pleasure for me to see people of significant seniority and depth of expertise within the superyacht market gather in Istanbul. The overwhelming feeling is that we can't wait for the next edition, I highly recommend you make the journey in 2024,” says James Jaffa, CEO Jaffa & Co and one of the speakers at Superyacht Summit Türkiye. James JaffaThe diverse range of topics covered included the current state of the Turkish market, regulatory issues, charter, law, sustainability, branding, marketing, luxury tourism, and submersible technology. The presentations, conversations, and keynotes comprised a full day's program, providing valuable insights and fostering collaborative discussions among attendees.Co-Founder of event organizers WeAreSuperyachts Oguz Bilgin added “The Superyacht Summit Türkiye stands as a catalyst for the ongoing expansion of the thriving Turkish market. Beyond being a meeting of minds, the summit represents a strategic intersection where expertise, innovation, and collaborative spirit meet. It's the dynamic that keeps the magic happening in the world of yachting.” David SealThe summit boasted C-suite attendance from all major Turkish shipyards, brokerages, lawyers, designers, and subcontractors. Approximately 20 superyacht captains and some yacht owners were also present, alongside the active participation of major Turkish associations, including YATED, TYBA, and YBA. The summit spanned a full day, running from 9 am to 8 pm, ensuring ample time for networking, learning, and collaboration. Commenting on the resounding success of the summit, Bogdan Gusarev expressed, "Our mission was to bring industry leaders together to connect, learn, and explore better business practices in Turkey while also fostering stronger ties with the global market. With over 30% of attendees joining from outside the country, I believe we've successfully achieved our goals.”TYBA members at the SSTBuilding on the resounding success of the 2023 event, event organizers WeAreSuperyachts announce the date and expansion of the Superyacht Summit Türkiye 2024 #SST2024, which will span two days on November 26th & 27th, 2024. The 2024 edition will feature a larger EXPO area, additional masterclasses, and even more networking opportunities. They are also proud to announce the first Superyacht Summit Adriatic, scheduled to take place in April 2024. Founded in 2023, WeAreSuperyachts is a young, dynamic superyacht events company founded by Bogdan Gusarev and Oguz Bilgin, who met at the YPY Turkey. Their mission is to facilitate connection and collaboration between global and local companies in Turkey and beyond. In 2024, they will host two further summits—the first Superyacht Summit Adriatic in Croatia in April 2024 and the 2nd annual Superyacht Summit Turkiye Istanbul in November. Credits: WeAreSuperyachts
December 7, 2023
Germany-based Dörries Yachts has unveiled their latest concept, the 70-meter Rise. The superyacht concept, designed by the visionary Olesinski Design, redefines elegance, innovation, and unrivaled luxury.From bow to aft, Rise showcases sweeping lines and curved decks, creating a seamless and sophisticated silhouette. The result is a vessel where every curve and detail has been meticulously crafted to elevate the essence of a superyacht experience.Featuring a near vertical bow, Rise emanates a distinctive appearance, harmoniously blending strength and elegance. The aft main deck hosts an infinity pool embedded within the surrounding deck, complemented by a glass viewing platform at sea level, visible from the extended swim platform.With an impressive 13.78-meter beam, Rise accommodates up to 12 guests in a six-stateroom configuration. The master suite, located forward on the upper deck, boasts a private office and VIP dressing room, along with an ensuite bathroom featuring a bathtub.The bridge deck of Rise is a luxurious retreat with a lounge bar area, sumptuous sofas, and an outdoor seating section for sun-soaked relaxation. This deck also houses the captain’s cabin and the wheelhouse for convenient access.Credits: Olesinski Design
December 6, 2023
Sanlorenzo Yachts UK presents the Sanlorenzo SX88 Hard 8, now available for sale. Launched in 2021, this 26.7-meter vessel showcases the epitome of the popular fast displacement crossover SX88 model from the renowned Italian shipyard.Immaculately designed, Hard 8 boasts an expansive saloon adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows, seamlessly merging the yacht's interior and exterior. The flybridge offers elegance with an enclosed and air-conditioned helm position, providing unobstructed views across the vast main deck.Inside, a luxurious neutral décor, enriched with opulent materials, creates a striking ambiance. The versatile transom design facilitates storage for water toys and a tender, transforming into a spacious beach club with a hydraulic swim platform upon launch.With a family-friendly layout featuring four cabins, each with its bathroom, and a powerful performance driven by three Volvo IPS1050-800HP engines, the SX88 ensures an exhilarating seafaring experience.Hard 8 is listed for sale at EUR5,750,000.Sanlorenzo was founded in 1958 in Viareggio by yacht builder Gionvanni Jannetti. In 2005, Massimo Perrotti became the majority shareholder in the shipyard. Sanlorenzo builds yachts ranging from 28.60 to 73 meters in length. Credits: Sanlorenzo Yachts UK
December 6, 2023