MICHAEL KÖHLER, Mag. iur.

Founder, CEO and Technical Development

Nautical CV:
Since 1982 he lived 16 years net and
cruised more than 75.000 miles on his own boats
several international skipper licenses
After several years of testing he developed
Solarwave 46 in 2009
Silent-Solarwave 64 in 2015
Silent 55 in 2016
Silent 75 in 2017

HEIKE KÖHLER

Executive Assistent / Interior Layout, Ergonomics Consulting

Nautical CV
more than 20.000 miles as skipper
several skipper licenses
since 2006 involved in the development of
Solarwave 46 in 2009
Silent-Solarwave 64 in 2015
Silent 55 in 2016
Silent 75 in 2017

PETER HOI

Executive Assistant

Commercial education in the automotive industry
Purchasing Manager in solar industry and hydraulic engine construction
Many years of experience as Charter Sales Director in Business Aviation and Jet Management.
Fair agent for yacht sale
Passion for sales and customer service for yachts and airplanes

MIKE WANDLER, Dipl.Ing.

Graduated Electrical Engineer / Commercial Captain / Technical Controlling

Nautical CV
since 1980 more than 95.000 miles as Captain
on several superyachts up to 50 meters
controlling of construction and refit of Superyachts
3.000 Tons Commercial Master License

UFUK TÜRKES

Captain / Technical Consultant

Nautical CV
more than 20.000 miles as captain
on several Motoryachts between 22 and 50 meters
controlling of the construction Superyachts
500 tons Commercial Master License

WOLFGANG F. SVATEK

Marketing & Communications

Studied Electronics and Communications Engineering
40+ years film and video Experience
Cameraman, video director and editor
10+ years experience as leader in multimedia- and communications teams
Traveled and shot video in 40+ countires
Worked on board two ships (crew 400+) as Communications Manager / Director

EDWARD R. SACKS

SILENT_YACHTS Ambassador USA

Has enjoyed a lengthy career operating, acquiring and
developing companies within a diverse cross-section of
industries, including manufacturing, management consulting
and financial services.
A major yachting publication referred to him as
“the consummate American businessman and yachtsman”.
Is credited with founding the first global yacht management company –
The Sacks Group.
With Azzurra II (157″) he built one of the most iconic yachts
ever constructed in Italy.

MATHIAS MAY

Sales & Marketing

Technical education in HVAC
Extensive Experience in planning and selling of capital goods in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry which require explanation
Managing Director and founder of his own related companies
Since the age of 19 he sailed all over the world, e.g. Pacific, Asia, America
and high latitudes with cruising experience of over 50,000 NM
Has owned 3 boats between 35 and 80 feet which he revamped himself.
Owner of several international boat licenses including
commercial operation of seagoing yachts.
Awarded with the Silver Globe for a sailing trip from
Spain to Myanmar in 2017.

STEPHANIE KHEDOORI

Administration Executive SYA

Background in Promotion of Products, Events & Administration Management of major events within Australia and management of administration and promotional teams. She has a passion for solar and electric fueled energy and a love for the ocean environment and the super yacht industry.

GRANT HUDSON

Executive Director SYA

Background of strategic planning, jiont ventures, large sales team management, major events management, property and resort development, asset protection. Grant specializes in electric engine energy management systems which aims to utilize AI artificial intelligence. Grant was bought up on boats and learn to drive at the age of five. Grant believes the only way to move forward to protect our oceans throughout the World long term is solar/electric boating.

Vitalik Swarik

International Translations Manager

Background in Russian, Ukraine, English speech and document translations. Vitalik is the head of international business translations for SYA. He consults with international bodies on a regular basis in regards to import/export products on behalf of international purchasers and SYA’s organisation. He has a passion for the evolving high end solar electric super yacht industry and is resourceful when it comes to foreign team building and corporate joint ventures.

Mariia Smiian Мария Смиян

Personal Assistant SYA Ukraine

Background as high-end business operations and personal assistant to the director SYA within Ukraine and surrounding countries. Mariia speaks multiple languages including Ukrainian, Russian, English. Mariia deals with international clients on behalf of SYA Ukraine on an executive level in areas of administration, contracts, sales, team building and Joint Ventures. She has a passion for the entire boating industry and for sustainable environmentally friendly energy within it.

Annabel Doritis

Personal Assistant Marketing & Sales SYA Cyprus

Annabel is the organization manager in Cyprus for Nicolas in areas of catamaran leisure cruises, yacht sales, yacht management and yacht charters.

For the last 10 years she has been an expert in the field of yachting.

She has been established within the yachting industry to meet the continuous demand in Cyprus and worldwide for the need of yachting services including but not limited to: NEW YACHT SALES, YACHT BROKERAGE, CATAMARAN CRUISES, YACHT CHARTERS, YACHT MANAGEMENT, SAILING SCHOOL

Nicolas Epiphaniou

Executive Director Sales SYA Cyprus

Nicolas is the market leader in Cyprus for catamaran leisure cruises, yacht sales, yacht management and yacht charters.

For the last 22 years him and his team of experts in the field of yachting, have been offering the highest standard of service.

Nicolas has been established within the yachting industry to meet the continuous demand in Cyprus and worldwide for the need of yachting services including but not limited to: NEW YACHT SALES, YACHT BROKERAGE, CATAMARAN CRUISES, YACHT CHARTERS, YACHT MANAGEMENT, SAILING SCHOOL

Steve Thomas

Executive Director Sales SYA New Zealand

Steve has been in the boat sales business for 26 years. He’s seen business go from strength to strength in NZ since he and his Father Don opened the doors at Nelson marina in 1993.
A re-branding took place and expansion throughout NZ followed in 2010. With Don’s passing in 2013, Steve has now taken the reins and has 5 office locations in New Zealand, Auckland, Picton, Christchurch, Nelson and Wellington.
Steve likes to offer plenty of support to help people make the best decisions when buying a new Silent Yacht. Steve trained in marine engineering after leaving school, before moving on to a career in live performance lighting. He still enjoys this as a hobby, along with cruising local waters in his own Yacht.

Jo Peacey

Business Development Manager SYA New Zealand

“Hailing from the Coromandel in the North Island, Jo has always been drawn to living in New Zealand’s pristine coastal towns.  It’s no surprise then that she is now working with Silent Yachts New Zealand and helping people to experience the joys of getting their feet wet.  Jo brings Sales skills and experience in all aspects of business ranging from financial management through to marketing, systems and people”.

Farmiza Farnaaz SYA Fiji

Administration Executive

Background of business management strategic planning, resort management and team delegation of assignment. Farmiza has a passion for the ocean, supports the conservation of waterways and islands, including the use of solar electric eco-friendly super yacht industry.