SUSTAINABILITY

As true sailors we aim to preserve the purity of untouched ocean waters.
The aspect of sustainability is at the very core of our DNA – it is part of our everyday mission
at SILENT-YACHTS. Therefore, we treat it exactly that way. For us it is more than just
a buzzword, it is an essential part of why we do what we do.

As true sailors we aim to preserve the purity of untouched ocean waters. The aspect of sustainability is at the very core of our DNA – it is part of our everyday mission at SILENT-YACHTS. Therefore, we treat it exactly that way.
For us it is more than just a buzzword, it is an essential part of why we do what we do.

HOLISTIC APPROACH

We believe that sustainability in yachting goes beyond the solar electric drivetrain. We know that in order to make yachting work hand in hand with nature, it requires a more holistic approach in all areas.

DESIGN

MATERIALS

EXPERIENCE

OPERATIONS

HOLISTIC APPROACH

We believe that sustainability in yachting goes beyond the solar electric drivetrain. We know that in order to make yachting work hand in hand with nature, it requires a more holistic approach in all areas.

OPERATIONS EXPERIENCE DESIGN MATERIALS

FUTURE PROOF When it comes to environmental impact, the product life cycle plays a significant role. The longer the product stays up to date, the longer its respective lifecycle is, the less waste is produced as a result. Therefore, the core components of every SILENT yacht, such as the batteries and solar panels, can be easily exchanged. This upgradability of hardware is unique to SILENT-YACHTS, making sure that all our models can take advantage of the latest technology, enabling them to actually improve their energy production and storage capacities many years after they were originally launched into the water. SECOND LIFE CYCLE
The second crucial aspect regarding environmental impact is how components can be re-used after their original lifespan for different purposes, enabling them to have an additional lifecycle. Once a SILENT yacht has been upgraded with the latest state-of the-art technology, the old batteries and solar panels can be re-used by producing and storing additional energy for example, your home. In our modern and fast paced world, this again helps to reduce and minimize waste production.

MATERIALS

MATERIALS

SILENT-YACHTS can be fitted be eco-friendly materials, which do not only aid the aspect of sustainability, but also bring along other beneficial qualities.

BAMBOO

As a very resistant plant, bamboo barely reacts to humidity and moisture. This makes it a formidable choice when designing decks and cabins.

CORK

Being very elastic, fireproof and waterproof, Cork is a great complement to any yacht interior.

FLAX FIBER

This particular fiber has great sound deadening abilities and also dampens vibrations very well. Therefore, flax is very suitable for various interior applications.

BASALT FIBER

Besides also being effective when it comes to sound deadening, basalt fibers are almost impossible to inflame and therefore can play a major role when it comes to safety.

SUSTAINABLE
CLEANING
Traditional cleaners make use of toxic chemicals, which have a negative impact on human health and damage the environment. Therefore, we partnered with Ecoworks Marine, who are the champions when it comes to sustainable marine cleaning. All of their products use only the best and most secure natural ingredients available to produce a range that performs exceptionally well and with minimum stress on the fauna and flora of our oceans and rivers. The cleaners are formulated for the lowest possible toxicity and the ultimate biodegradability. Hence, each and every SILENT-YACHT is delivered with a complete Ecoworks Marine cleaning package.
ZERO EMISSION
ADRENALINE
A new e-ra of yachting brings along a new e-ra of electric water toys as well. Our web shop plays a major role in creating a unique experience not only for our customers, but anyone who simply loves having a blast in the water. All the electric water toys available on the online store represent the very best from their particular segment and can of course, be recharged after use directly on board of our yachts.
RECHARGING INSTEAD
OF REFUELING
Refueling a yacht has never been a particularly pleasant experience. In comparison, SILENT-YACHTS can operate completely independent from such refuelling stations. Recharge the batteries whenever the sun is shining, in your favorite marina, your favorite bay or on the wide-open ocean – the choice is yours. While the solar panels work their magic, spend your time the way you chose to and experience true freedom in the process.
KITE SAIL SYSTEM While traditional sails would throw shades on the panels and decrease the overall efficiency of the solar electric drivetrain as a result, our optional kite sail system still allows all the wind lovers to make use of this evergreen source of energy. Available for all our models, the kite flies at much higher altitudes where winds are far stronger than at the levels of the vessel. This enables it to create up to 10x more power in comparison to a regular sail, perfectly complementing the unique and eco-friendly solar cruising experience. REDUCED NOISE
POLLUTION
According to Blue World Institute, ocean noise levels have increased by tenfold since 1950. While for us humans relaxing periods of silence are something we deeply cherish, they are something absolutely vital for aquatic animals. Many of the animals living in our oceans communicate and hunt with the help of sound waves. Conventional boats, even when they are at anchor, generate strong vibrations through the running generators, which cause a lot of noise underwater and disturb the vital sound waves of the marine animals. Our solar electric drivetrain, on the other hand, is free of vibrations and reduces noise pollution during cruising to a minimum. A SILENT at anchor creates no noise at all. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to focus on the use of renewable energy sources such as the sun in order to support a healthy marine environment.

OPERATIONS

OPERATIONS

Besides our yachts, we try to maximize the use of renewable energy and electric power also in our daily operations.

SOLAR POWERED HEADQUARTER

The solar panels on the roof of our headquarter located on the foothills of the Austrian Alps have been powering our local operations from the very beginning.

SOLAR POWERED PRODUCTION FACILITIES

The manufacturing process of our yachts is supported by clean energy, which is being generated by the solar panels on the roof of our production facilities.

ELECTRIC
COMPANY CARS

In order to travel emission-free on land as well, our company cars are electric

HELMEPA

HELMEPA

SILENT-YACHTS is an official partner and corporate supporter of HELMEPA, the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association. The strengths and competences of this Greek NGO, which cooperates with the UN, revolve around Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea.

HELMEPA´s goal is to nurture an environmental consciousness in shipping – “from shipowner to seafarer”. Additionally, the organization supports environmental awareness and sustainability initiatives such as educational programs for the youth and public awareness campaigns.

The first cooperation between HELMEPA and our founders Michael & Heike dates back to the Solarwave project 10 years ago, when they supported the educational “HELMEPA Junior Program” with the help of the Solarwave 46. Their solar powered catamaran was used as a practical example, not only to educate and motivate the generations about climate change, but also to expand their minds on potential solutions by using renewable energy sources.

Today, the cycle of spreading awareness and educating the youth in order to protect the marine environment continues.

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