Having established itself as a leader in the innovation and build of environmentally conscious superyachts, Silent Yachts turns its attention to an entirely new offering in the luxury travel market. These autonomous solar powered electric resorts can be constructed without land-based invasive infrastructure and the Austrian company claims that a turnkey resort can be operational in less than 18 months in any location worldwide. The end result will be exciting and luxurious floating resorts with sustainable developments that are also entirely reversible.
This is a totally unique offering and marks an attempt to adapt and provide new ways to experience the world in a more sustainable manner, and it will certainly be interesting to see how the market reacts. The brief is to revolutionise traditional resorts to provide an alternative exclusive experience. Flexibility to the projects is provided by the use of several Silent Yachts catamarans which act as floating sustainable villas for guests.
Michael Köhler, Founder and CEO of Silent Yachts, explained the vision for the Silent Resorts: “The new project is aligned with our strategy to deliver sustainable, completely silent, fossil-free leisure experience to clients. 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 Resorts is responsible for all of the infrastructure and design of the project, which includes arrival docks and reception, restaurant, pool, clubhouse, gym and spa, all within touching distance of the water. The combination of Silent Yachts and Silent Resorts will offer guests a ‘new era of ocean independence,’ says the company. The design undoubtedly offers incredible living spaces and will connect guests with the outdoor environment, which is sure to appeal to those looking for an exclusive experience.
Michael Köhler also revealed an insight into the immediate future of the projects. “Actually we are in talks with investors interested in a Caribbean private island development,” said Köhler. “Resort owners will love the reduced capital investment, and the ongoing 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 flexibility offered by Silent Resorts is unprecedented, a benefit of having superyachts at its disposal. Silent Yachts has partnered with Victor Barrett, CEO of TrueDesign Ltd, on this project. Silent Yachts has expressed its optimism at working with Barrett, who has extensive experience in international sustainable development and architectural design.
In the same spirit of innovation and sustainability, Silent Yachts moves into a new sphere with great intentions. It will be both interesting and exciting to monitor the progress of these projects, which offer an entirely new experience backed by the power of Silent Yachts’ sustainable catamarans.