Silent-Yachts and VisionF Yachts have collaborated to create the former’s first hybrid-powered boat: the Silent VisionF 82. It’s an aluminum catamaran with three driving modes: electric, hybrid and power. A fully electric model is also available; there are 34 solar panels atop the 82. Top speed is reportedly 13 knots.
In terms of size, the 82 is most comparable to the Silent 80: The 82 is 6 inches longer than the 80 while surrendering about 3.5 feet in beam. According to the builder, on the 82, more space is allocated to the foredeck and its “sunken lounge area” with a table, an L-shaped settee for four to port and an overhead shade from the extended flybridge deck. There’s also space for four personal watercraft or a variety of modular-furniture arrangements.
Moving inside, there’s a 581-square-foot salon, which is nicely connected to the aft deck and its alfresco dining around a table for eight. The 82 has several layout options: two galley-up versions and a galley-down option. In the galley-down option, there is one crew cabin with a V-berth forward in each of the hulls. The 94.7-square-foot galley is aft and belowdecks in the portside hull.
Alternatively, the galley-up options have the galley either in the starboard after corner of the salon or along the entirety of the starboard side. A crew cabin is where the galley is located in the galley-down option. Owners can choose two stowage spaces forward in each hull, or stowage in the portside hull and another crew cabin in the starboard hull.
Regardless of the layout, the 82 has four staterooms for the owners and guests. The 190-square-foot master stateroom is located in the starboard hull with eight hullside windows to illuminate the space. Its en suite head has his-and-her sinks and a 21-square-foot shower. Each of the forward guest staterooms is 91 square feet, and the portside, amidships guest stateroom is nearly 97 square feet. It can double as an office for boaters who need to get in a little work before snorkeling.
The 82’s flybridge has space for lounge furniture in various arrangements, or it can be utilized as an alfresco gym for fitness buffs. Regardless of the amenities here, the flybridge will always have 145 square feet of forward-facing sun pads, and there can also be four more aft-facing sun pads on the after part of the flybridge.
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