Silent Yachts 55 | Review | Motor Boat & Yachting

Does the solar/electric Silent Yachts 55 give a glimpse into the future of the motorboat? Jack Haines heads to Mallorca to find out

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Comments

cornskid says:

By God if you have to have a fly bridge that’s the way to do it. They ain’t your old 20th century batteries. Much more efficient.

Robbie Surfer says:

Can you option larger batteries

David Blalock says:

Its definitely a novel concept. Is there a sail version? Wouldn’t want to try and circumnavigate the planet without some kind of backup.

Chris Munoz says:

They also have an option of bigger pair of 250kw motors, more batteries and the automated kite sail!

William Kirkpatrick says:

First comment. Good video

mds0377 says:

I almost can hear the captain yelling at his day guests:
„GET THOSE TOWELS OFF THE SOLAR PANELS!!“ 😀

Great concept! Just imagine yourself using it like a sailboat, with almost unlimited range and also a completely clean mindset. And no hassle with the sails ^^

Looooooney says:

Thank you. It’s about time someone reviewed one of their boats, long overdue. Well done.

Marc Browne says:

A very good video but a little short
How about going into the power use for a trip, give stats, like how far you traveled and how often the generator kicked in.
I know that the software could easily cope, and batteries have already proved that they don’t degrade in electric cars, what about the implementation of the technology?

What I am interested in is real world energy usage, especially in conditions like you had, to see if this vessel would really work for me.

Aop Stoar says:

The 140 kWh battery bank charged in one hour. That is a large generator.

What would happen with half the power in the charge?

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