Silent-Yachts is doubling down on its environmentally friendly, fossil-free principles with a new venture aimed at providing a luxury resort experience while leveraging its line of emission-free catamarans.
The concept, dubbed Silent-Resorts, will utilize the builder’s 60- and 80-foot vessels as “floating villas” to be moored at pre-engineered dockage adjacent to resort areas that will rely exclusively on solar energy.
Plans include the aforementioned dockage and reception areas, as well as all one would expect at a resort: restaurant, clubhouse, pool and spa, all with beach access.
"The new project is aligned with our strategy to deliver sustainable, completely silent, fossil-free leisure experience to clients", said Silent-Yachts founder and CEO Michael Köhler in a statement. "And it is beneficial for the building process. No costly remote site construction, lengthy approvals, complex engineering, or land-based invasive infrastructure development needed anymore. We provide a floating luxury adventure resort, an experience like no other."
Silent says that a turnkey resort can be fully operational in less than 18 months at essentially any location worldwide.
The 60- and 80-foot Silent catamarans are equipped with four staterooms each, all with en suite bathrooms, as well as full galleys and a wealth of outdoor space. All will be ready to cast lines and explore the surrounding areas.
The yachts’ solar and battery storage systems will have the ability to provide power to shoreside facilities while docked. For larger projects that have on-land accommodations, Silent plans to utilize a similar solar-powered system.
"Actually, we are in talks with investors interested in Caribbean private island development," added Köhler. "Resort owners will love the reduced capital investment, and the on-going operational costs will be a fraction of a traditional property. Rooms are no longer fixed to the land or any specific location because they're on board our floating villas. All resort assets are “personal property”, eliminating the need for expensive and complex foreign lands ownership and tax structures.”
The Silent team would oversee all infrastructure and design and work in conjunction with Victor Barrett and True Design Ltd., who have planned and executed resort developments throughout the world.