The eco-friendly cruiser, known simply as ELYT standing fro Exclusive Lagoon Yachting Tahiti, was custom designed by ELYT Charter Tahiti with the goal of bringing travellers a new way to experience the breathtaking waters of the South Pacific. The 51-footer is currently being built by Blue Composites Tahiti and is set to be complete by the end of the year.
The Exclusive Lagoon Yacht will be moored in the turquoise waters of Bora Bora and may be rented as a stationary or moving villa. The vessel’s main drawcard will be its ability to quietly cruise the lagoon at around 5 knots with a dedicated captain at the helm.
The unique design was inspired by the ancient Polynesian canoes but doubles down on comfort and luxury. With a 22-foot beam, the floating villa offers just shy of 1,300 square-feet of living space that is split across two decks. The charter can sleep up to eight guests across four double bedrooms and also offers two bathrooms, a generous central living room, a well-appointed kitchen, a dining room and a grill. The real breath-taker however, is the rooftop lounge that offers stunning panoramic views.
ELYT also comes with an array of water toys, including inflatable paddle boards, kayaks and snorkelling equipment, as well as a concierge service and the option of a personal chef and crew for those who want complete luxury.
ELYT is fitted with both solar panels and lithium batteries that take care of propulsion, hot water, lights and household amenities while also allowing the vessel to sail sans noise, emissions and fumes. The floating villa also has an in-hull wastewater treatment system.
Prices start at $2,429 per night and there is a three-night minimum stay. This fee also includes return airport transfers to the catamaran. Bookings are set to open from December 1, 2020 with the first guests setting sail in 2021.