For the past six years, Soel Yachts has been quietly building up a fleet of boats that match anyone’s desires on the water. Of course, that quiet approach is due to its commitment to building solar and electric yachts. The current count is now six boats, including a speedboat, with the addition of the new Senses 62, an 18.8-metre solar-powered yacht designed and engineered for a luxurious and environmentally conscious aquatic lifestyle.
This new craft comes with room and amenities for up to nine passengers, including two VIP guest cabins, a kid’s cabin, and the owner’s cabin. Three crew members can also be accommodated in the crew cabin, which comes with its own private entrance. The main deck serves as the central living hub and features an open salon design. There’s also an aft-facing lounge and dining area, and between the two are the forward-facing steering and maneuvering areas.
An open galley with a bar is a natural gathering and entertaining spot. There are plenty of windows, plus a full-beam sliding glass door, so you’ll get fantastic views regardless of where you are in the yacht. There’s an optional hydraulic swim platform, but if you don’t opt for that you can still use the swim platform, which is accessed via steps. The forward-facing deck has a recessed lounge area.
The zero emission vessel is gets its power from the Naval DC electric motors. Interested parties can get the Senses 62 with either the Cruise propulsion system, which consists of 2X 100 kW motors and a 282 kWH lithium battery, or the Power propulsion system, which doubles up on the Cruise with 2X 200 kW electric motors and 424 kWh lithium battery capacity. The motors are made even more efficient thanks to the design of the hull. Passengers aren’t the only ones capturing the sun’s rays on this yacht. The roof integrates 44 state-of-the-art solar panels that generate 17.6 kWP of solar energy. The Soel Sense 62 solar and electric yacht runs silently, but to purchase it’s quiet you’ll have to pay out around $2.9 million.