Solar yacht builder joined by former Tesla exec

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The advisory board of solar power boat producer Silent-Yachts has been bolstered with the addition of Jochen Rudat, formerly central European director at Tesla.

“I see the same transition happening in the yachting industry as in the automotive industry,” commented Rudat following his appointment. “Since Silent-Yachts is clearly the leading pioneer of this change, I am eager to provide my support and advise on its further path. As the initiating catalyst for a more sustainable future in luxury yachting, we want to continue to drive innovation in the right direction. I see a lot of parallels between Tesla and Silent-Yachts, such as its commitment to creating a solar-powered catamaran from scratch by starting off with a white canvas and a bold vision. With this in mind, I understand why and agree with Silent-Yachts being labeled by media as the Tesla of the Seas.”

“We are very happy to welcome Jochen to the team,” added Michael Köhler, founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts. “As well as the fact that Jochen shares the same passion and enthusiasm for the electric future as we do, the knowledge and experience he brings to the table will be valuable for Silent-Yachts to successfully master future plans and challenges.”

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