Silent-Resorts announces sustainable yacht and residence club
Silent-Resorts and EcoIsland Development have announced Club Ki’ama Bahamas, said to be the world’s first equity club to offer sustainable solar residences and carbon-neutral solar yachts.
Club Ki’ama is to take up 36 acres on Elizabeth Island, a private island in Elizabeth Harbour, with a two-acre protected marina and six private beaches. The development combines solar-powered, oceanfront homes with a fleet of solar-powered and crewed yachts, as well as electric day boats, a beach club, spa, and restaurant.
Construction will begin in June 2022, and, upon completion, it’s claimed Club Ki’ama will have the lowest environmental impact of any development in the Caribbean.
“Club Ki’ama represents the future for sustainable residential and resort development,” says Steve Dering, EcoIsland development partner. “It’s incumbent on us to protect Elizabeth Island’s ecologically sensitive environment while thoughtfully creating comfortable spaces where our owners and their guests can enjoy the best of the Bahamas. Our equity club provides abundant owner use while consuming less land with fewer homes and adds an incredible yacht experience. We’re sure that our first-of-its-kind club and community will set the standard for eco-conscious development around the world.”
The Ki’ama Bahamas community, club residences and facilities were designed by Silent-Resorts CEO and founder Victor Barrett. The 16 four-bedroom, single-storey residences will be constructed using linear designs that complement the natural topography of the island. They feature 10 to 12-foot ceilings for enhanced ventilation and light, “living roof” landscape systems, solar panels, and structural timber frames designed to withstand a category 4 hurricane. Most of the construction will take place off-island, in an effort to minimise disruption to the landscape.
“We are thrilled to announce our first community for Silent-Resorts,” says Barrett. “Sustainable development has long been a passion of mine and Club Ki’ama will bring this to life with state-of-the-art solar technology and sustainable building practices unlike any in the resort and residential markets. We’re excited for our club owners and their guests to experience a smart, responsible way to own and a new way to silently explore the pristine waters of the Bahamas.”
Club Ki’ama will make a fleet of eight crewed, fully catered, solar-powered Silent-Yachts available to owners.
In February, Silent-Yachts restructured as Silent Group, a move that brings together several of the company’s separate divisions, including charter and brokerage, under the Silent brand.
One percent of all Silent-Resorts sales will be donated to its global non-profit organisation, Silent Catch, which works to support the electrification of local fishing fleets, preserve mangrove habitats, fund reef restoration, and engage with local island communities.