If you’re dreaming about escaping to a tropical island, why not add to your fantasy a floating villa that can sail you leisurely around turquoise waters?
Bora Bora-based boat charter company ELYT Charter Tahiti is working on a new addition to their fleet that will be “one of a kind” within French Polynesia. It’s a solar-powered and eco-friendly catamaran, “inspired by Polynesian canoes” and the islands’ water lifestyle.
“The ‘house boat’ will be situated in the lagoon of Bora Bora,” ELYT Charter Tahiti said to Lonely Planet. “Its main purpose is to remain stationary on a mooring and rented as a villa, [but] it can eventually cruise the inner lagoon of Bora Bora with a dedicated captain.”
Everything aboard the 120 sq meters floating bungalow, from propulsion to hot water to equipment, will be powered by solar panels. The absence of a diesel engine also means that the catamaran will be low-impact, smoke and smell-free, making the stay aboard much more enjoyable.
The catamaran can welcome up to eight guests, divided among its four bedrooms in a variety of arrangements – three couples, for example, or two couples with children. Other facilities include two fully-equipped bathrooms, living room with media station, and kitchen. Of course, the catamaran also features a sundeck, which will offer 360° views of the lagoon and comes with a bar and a barbecue setup, to make this water-bound experience the most relaxing and luxurious possible.
The catamaran is in its final stages of construction and will hopefully be ready to welcome guests aboard in the first quarter of 2021, starting from €1500 a night. If you’d like more information, you can find it at ELYT Charter Tahiti’s official website here.