Completely Silent over the ocean

"We went off in February in Cartagena in Spain, and after 34 days in Barbados," says Skipper Ufuk Türkes in the Video, that Silent Yachts has just released. W

Completely Silent over the ocean

"We went off in February in Cartagena in Spain, and after 34 days in Barbados," says Skipper Ufuk Türkes in the Video, that Silent Yachts has just released. We learned about it in 2018, the Cannes Yachting Festival, as we were for the first Time on Board a Silent. Türkes told us at the time of his Atlantic crossing.

A crossing of the Atlantic ocean is actually nothing particularly more, when you consider how many boats a year across the ocean drive. But this ocean crossing was an absolute novelty: The Silent 64 was the first mass-produced solar yacht in the world which crossed the Atlantic – mainly to solar powered energy.

sun, sun, sun is the best drive for the Silent © Ufuk Türkes Float magazine

Almost silently, they drove day and night, only the waves and the Wind in the ears. They were four of us, the owners with family and Ufuk as a Skipper, chef and fisherman. If the sun was shining, they had to be sufficient energy to also at night without the Generator at the reduced speed. The on-Board power was enough sunlight for the washing machine, the stove, the microwave and other small appliances on Board.

"With every Silent of the Atlantic, you can cross"

But the weather is in February on the Atlantic, but also gruff. At 30 to 40 knots of Wind, the cat worked on some days by 8 to 10 metre high waves. "This is the most difficult of conditions, but it all went very well, we had no problems on the road," said the Skipper. On such days, you had to use the Generator at night and drove the three-hour operation.

The solar panels supply the ship during the day with sufficient energy © Ufuk Türkes Float magazine

Overall, the Silent-catamaran, used for the 2,100 nautical miles from Spain to Barbados, 1,300 l of Diesel. Most of the time, the Crew aboard the Silent 64, however, was self-sufficient on the road. "Each Silent Yacht is certified to CE category A, and can cross the Atlantic", says Michael Köhler, CEO of Silent Yachts. For many who are interested in a Silent is an essential aspect.“ Nearly 5,500 nautical miles, the Crew on this trip between Cartagena and your aim of Florida.

part-autonomously, also in the case of inventories © Ufuk Türkes Float magazine most of The time the weather graciously © Ufuk Türkes Float magazine was a full emergency equipment with

came Equipped with the Silent 64 was on its way across the ocean with two 40-kW electric motors, 170 kWh Lithium-ion batteries offer, with a 22-kW Generator and a 1,200-litre fuel tank. Important for the crossing of the Atlantic by a Motor, whether electric or gas, it does not ensure that the machines fail.

The current successor, the Silent 60 © Silent Yachts Float magazine

On the Silent belong to the safety equipment, a Tracker and a satellite phone, an EPIRB (a radio-Rettungsbake to places for emergency use) and a deep-sea pharmacy. For the Generator there were also 400 litres of extra Diesel and a full range of spare parts.

The Silent 64 now has a successor. At boot Düsseldorf 2020, the Silent was presented to 60, on the float at the beginning of the year extensively reported. Silent-Yachts offers on all models as an additional support, is now a fully automated Kite Sail System.

And now: raise the curtain Ufuk Türkes’ trip.

straight to Video

This article was written by Kerstin Zillmer

*The contribution "has released Quite Silent over the ocean" is of float magazine. Contact with the executives here.

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Updated Date: 27 May 2020, 22:26

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