Team We Are The New Era Of Yachting

SILENT-YACHTS

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MICHAEL KÖHLER LL.M.

Founder & CEO

• Spent nearly half of his life on boats
• Has cruised more than 75.000 miles since 1982
• Owner of several international skipper licenses
After several years of testing developed the Solarwave 46 (2009), SILENT-Solarwave 64 (2015), SILENT 55 (2016), SILENT 75 (2017), SILENT 79/80 (2018), SILENT 80 3-Deck and SILENT 60 (2019)

HEIKE KÖHLER

Co-Founder & Interior Designer

• Covered more than 20.000 miles as a skipper
• Owner of several skipper licenses
• Involved in and supported the development of the Solarwave 46 (2009), SILENT-Solarwave 64 (2015), SILENT 55 (2016), SILENT 75 (2017), SILENT 79/80 (2018), SILENT 80 3-Deck and SILENT 60 (2019)

PETER HOI

CFO & Controlling

• More than 10 years of experience as charter sales director in aviation and business jet management
• Fair agent and head of sales for motor yachts
• Passionate about sales and customer service within the nautical and aviation industry

MIGEN RAMA, BSc.

CFO Assistant

• International Bachelor graduate specialized in finance, controlling, production & logistics management
• Highly experienced with handling international projects between Hong Kong, China, and Austria
• Expert regarding customs clearance, import & export

WERNER PUNTSCHART

Chief Sales Officer

• “If you want to build a ship, don’t tell men, to get wood, don’t assign them tasks, and don’t divide work to them, but teach them to long for the vast, endless sea!” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
• More than 25 years of experience in sales & top management roles
• Passionate about boats, the sea and the environment
• Skilled skipper living his dream

ESMERALDA FERNANDES DE SÁ

Sales Executive

• 25 years of sales experience in the field of business & sport aviation
• Previously chief sales officer within the yachting industry
• Lived in Brazil for 10 years
• Values freedom, nature, tranquility & silence
• Loves sailing the Adriatic & Mediterranean Sea as well as piloting glider planes

FRANZ BÖSE, MBA

Chief Marketing Officer

• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Owner of a RYA motorboat license
• Experienced with renewable energies such as wind farm projects
• Former Tesla employee emphasising energy products

LIONEL JOHAM, MSc.

Marketing & Branding Executive

• International Master graduate specialized in Globalisation, Brands and Consumption
• Broad marketing experience including projects focused on thermic solar heating systems, wind turbines and formula student race cars
• Leisure blogger striving towards a clean and sustainable future with pure ocean waters

JÖRG SCHAAF

Chief Project Officer

• Designed and build powerboats for Schaaf Boats
• R&D and project management for Solarimpact Yacht
• More than 10 years of experience in shipbuilding and design
• Passionate about sales and customer service regarding yachts

DIPL. ING. FRANK HOPPE

Project Engineer & Purchasing Manager

• Graduate engineer from the Technical University of Dresden specialized in geodesy
• 6 years of experience and know-how in regards to the implementation of ambitious customer wishes for yachts
• Chief designer for the new development of 3 projects in the maritime luxury segment
• Guiding principle: Redefine the limits of what is possible

DIPL. ING. MIKE WANDLER

Technical Controller

• Master degree in electrical engineering with a focus on energy technology
• Has sailed over 85.000 NM since 1988 as a professional captain
• MCA 3000 T Master Licence
• Project manager for “Wally B”
• Service manager at “Cyrus Yachts” Antalya

PHILIPP LEHR

Technical Operations Engineer

•  Previous automotive engineer leading the development of electric vehicles
• Highly specialized in e-mobility systems, IT and system automation
• Boating since he was 5 years old
• Received his first boating license at the age of 16

ANDREAS KAVALIREK

CEO Assistant

• Mechanical Engineer
• Over 25 years of experience in corporate management
• Multitasker and organizational genius
• Passionate about great customer experiences
• Loves the water, yachts, travelling and is committed to the sustainable use of our resources

ANDREA CANNONE

Backoffice Assistant

• Trained office clerk with many years of experience in a law firm
• Skilled accountant who loves working with numbers
• Talented multitasker and organizational genius
• Enjoys spending the summer time at the ocean

KLAUS OBERMEYER JR.

Brand Ambassador

• Emmy Award winning director, explorer & converservationist
• Passionate about sustainability and the support of oceanic conservation
• His love of sustainable transport led him to identify SILENT-YACHTS as the clear industry leader and made him immediately embrace and support our vision from the bottom of his heart

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EDWARD R. SACKS

Distributor US

• Lengthy career of operating, acquiring and developing companies within a diverse cross-section of industries
• Has been described as “Renaissance man – the consummate American businessman and yachtsman” by an international yachting publication”

PHILIP BELL

Sales Manager US

•  Chief engineer for 12 years aboard superyachts up to 246′
•  New build project manager / build engineer at Amels, Feadship, Hakvoort, Heesen, Trinity
•  New and used yachts sales broker for 7 years
•  Winner of the SeaKeepers Society “Next Gen” Award

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