Test / Accommodation and life on board Silent Yachts 55 E-power+, all the comfort of a luxury yacht

Before testing the electric motor of the Silent 55 in the bay of Cannes, we take a tour of the boat. Available from 3 to 6 cabins, the layouts of our version in four double cabins are very pleasant

Space everywhere to spare

Le mini trampoline du Silent Yachts
The mini trampoline of Silent Yachts

With a nacelle length practically equivalent to that of the hulls, the surface area of the main deck is optimised. Forward and aft cockpit, sunbathing area above the davits and a very large saloon compensates for the reduced flybridge area to make room for the solar panels. Clever benches are arranged on the side decks, at the front of the deckhouse and in the cockpit so that everyone can find their corner of privacy. On the day of the test, there were more than 25 of us on board without any major traffic problems. The very ergonomic flybridge can still accommodate five or six people without hindrance. At night, the subtly proportioned lighting provides a very cosy atmosphere.

Un bain-de-soleil installé sur les bossoirs.
A sunbath installed on the davits.
Le flybridge reste malgré tout assez grand malgré les panneaux solaires.
The flybridge remains quite large despite the solar panels.
Le poste de pilotage sur le fly.
The cockpit on the fly.

A very ergonomic circulation plan

Le plan d'aménagement du Silent Yachts 55
The layout of Silent Yachts 55

The connection between the outside and the inside, where the headroom everywhere is over 2 metres, is made by a sliding window over half the width. In spite of the number of people on board, traffic flows smoothly, as the cross-shaped layout is very efficient. It serves the master or the two cabins at the front of the gondola, the companionway giving access to the guest cabins on each side, while skilfully separating the entrance with its large fridge, the U-shaped galley, the saloon and a commodity-interior wardrobe unit. The dining table in the saloon will be more suitable for a three-cabin version, but the cockpit table is modular and will satisfy more guests.

Le grand carré avec le poste de barre intérieur.
The large saloon with the interior helm station.
Une circulation facilitée par les multiples descentes.
Traffic made easier by the multiple descents.
A l'extérieur, la table ne gène pas le passage.
On the outside, the table doesn't get in the way.

Very modular cabins

Le plan d'aménagement des cabines du Silent Yachts 55.
The layout plan of the cabins of Silent Yachts 55.

A high degree of modularity has been chosen to adapt the Silent 55 to a wide range of applications. From the three-cabin luxury version with a full beam owner's suite forward with en suite shower room in one hull and a desk in the other, to a 6-cabin version with four bathrooms, all possibilities are available, including twin beds instead of doubles. The bathrooms are systematically equipped with electric toilets and separate showers. The comfort equipment has nothing to envy to a luxury motoryacht, double-door fridge, induction hob, air conditioning, nothing is missing for the best comfort.

La version Cabine Propriétaire à l'avant.
The Owner's Cab version at the front.
Un cabinet de toilette.
A powder room.
Une cabine arrière.
An aft cabin.

A finish that could still improve

Le carré du bateau de notre essai.
The saloon of the boat from our test.

This third version of the Silent 55 is a clear improvement over the first version presented two years ago. The furniture is assembled in marine plywood dressed with more or less precious wood species on request. The materials are chic: leather, alcantara, Corian, stainless steel are a good match. Our model had a very light beech wood finish which brought a nice luminosity. The rigour of the brand's teams guarantees high quality work, but can still improve in terms of possible choices of style and decoration. The future buyers are however welcome to participate in order to create an interior in their own style.

Un volant et un tableau de bord en carbone pour rappeler la construction.
A carbon steering wheel and dashboard to remind the construction.
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