Executive Director SC/SYA
Background of strategic planning, joint 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 cars/boats/motorbikes and learn to drive at the age of five. Grant believes the only way to move forward to protect our environment throughout the World long term is solar/electric systems.
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.
MICHAEL KÖHLER, Mag. iur.
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
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.
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 SC/SYA Ukraine
Background as high-end business operations and personal assistant to the director SC/SYA within Ukraine and surrounding countries. Mariia speaks multiple languages including Ukrainian, Russian, English. Mariia deals with international clients on behalf of SC/SYA Ukraine on an executive level in areas of administration, contracts, sales, team building and Joint Ventures. She has a passion for the entire Supercar/boating industry and for sustainable environmentally friendly energy within it.
Personal Assistant Marketing & Sales SC/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
Executive Director Sales SC/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
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.
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
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.
Matt has a Bachelor degree with 1st class Honours of Industrial Design and current completing a Masters of Design degree. Matt studies and recent design projects revolve around sustainable and efficient vehicles such as solar powered cars. Matt was the Lead Designer, Build team Leader and project manager of the ATN solar car team. Matt also has a certificate 3 in light vehicle mechanics, as a Diagnostic Technician through Jaguar-Land Rover Australia which commenced in 2008. Matts passion and main goal as a designer is to make sustainable vehicles appealing to the general public and the next generation as alternate energy is the way of the future as we move away from fossil fuels. Matt enjoyed the challenge and was honored to join the Silent-Supercars team in 2019 as the chosen designer in order to work with a team which would bring about the first solar electric supercars in the world.