The first SILENT 60 fitted with a kite wing will be on display in Cannes for the very first time. The light, easy-to-use compact kite wing generates up to 10 times more power per square metre than a conventional sail.

Launched from a fold-away mast structure on the foredeck, the kite wing is capable of pulling the 30-ton SILENT 60 at 4-5 knots. Furthermore, it reduces the consumption of the e-motors, thus extending the range.

The kite can also serve as reserve propulsion if there’s a breakdown. It is also fun to experience the boat sailing with just the power of the wind.

The kite wing backs up the SILENT 60’s already impressive green credentials. The solar powered catamaran carries 42 solar panels for 17 kWp of solar energy to drive two electric motors of up to 2x340kw.

With a battery capacity of up to 286 kWh, the yacht can cruise efficiently with zero emissions solely on solar power for up to 100 nautical miles a day for weeks. Featuring a new, high-performance hull form with a longer waterline and reverse bow, the yacht has a cruising speed of 6-8 knots, but can reach up to 20 knots.

The first SILENT Tender will also be on display in Cannes.


The ST400 model is four metres long and built of carbon fibre. It can be lifted out of the water and stored on the hydraulic stern platform of the SILENT 60 and then be recharged with clean solar energy produced by the SILENT yacht.

It is available as an electric jet drive or with a conventional electric outboard up to 30kW. Both systems enable a top speed of above 20 knots.

A larger SILENT Tender is already being planned.