Opening of a solar-powered zero-carbon yachting enclave in the Bahamas


Silent Resorts has announced the first fully sustainable, carbon-free, solar-powered yacht club and residence in the Bahamas. Jenny Southan Reporting

Club Ki’ama Bahamas by Silent Resorts is located in the new Ki’ama Bahamas enclave on Elizabeth Island, just minutes from Great Exuma.

It represents a “one-of-a-kind condominium opportunity” that combines luxurious solar-powered beachfront homes with a fleet of solar-powered and crewed yachts, as well as electric day boats, a beach club, a spa and restaurant. .

Construction began in June 2022 and is expected to have the lowest environmental impact of any development in the Caribbean, through the use of “linear designs that complement the natural topography of the island, minimizing disturbance to the natural landscape “. Club Ki'ama Bahamas by SILENT-RESORTS When completed, there will be 16 four-bedroom residences and eight yachts, in addition to eight fully-owned residences including a share of a Silent Yacht.

The introductory price for the property is US$525,000 and owners will enjoy a minimum of five weeks vacation per year, including ten yacht days.

These will be spent aboard fully crewed and crewed solar-powered Silent Yachts catamarans, ranging from 60 to 80 feet in length. Plus, they don’t have the noise, environmental impact, high operating costs or costly maintenance of other yachts.

“Club Ki’ama represents the future of sustainable residence and resort development,” said Steve Dering, EcoIsland Development Partner and global pioneer of the condominium club model.

“It is our responsibility to protect the ecologically sensitive environment of Elizabeth Island while creating comfortable spaces where our owners and their guests can enjoy the best of the Bahamas.

“Our equity club provides abundant use for owners while consuming less land with fewer homes and adds an amazing yacht experience. We are confident that our one-of-a-kind club and community will set the standard for sustainable development around the world. »Club Ki'ama Bahamas by SILENT-RESORTS
The single-story Club Residences will feature 10-12 foot ceilings for improved ventilation and light, landscaped “living roof” systems, solar panels and timber framing designed to withstand a Category 4 hurricane.Club Ki'ama Bahamas by SILENT-RESORTS
Club Ki'ama Bahamas by SILENT-RESORTS Club Ki'ama Bahamas by SILENT-RESORTS Club Ki'ama Bahamas by SILENT-RESORTS Club Ki'ama Bahamas by SILENT-RESORTSThe pre-engineered building system allows most construction to take place off-island, minimizing disturbance to the natural landscape and reducing construction delays and costs.

Barrett says, “We are thrilled to announce our first community for Silent Resorts. Sustainability has long been a passion of mine and Club Ki’ama will bring it to life through cutting-edge solar technology and sustainable building practices unparalleled in the resort and residential markets.

“We are thrilled that our Club Owners and their guests are discovering a smart and responsible way to own and a new way to silently explore the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas.”Club Ki'ama Bahamas by SILENT-RESORTS

The Ki’ama Bahamas community will serve as a global example for sustainable development. Much of the station will be built on pillars to avoid excavation or landfill using pre-engineered “carbon negative” building structures with near zero construction waste.

All residences, yachts, buildings and equipment will be fully and independently powered by solar energy. The resort also uses advanced and highly efficient water purification and wastewater treatment systems.

In addition to its environmentally friendly energy, water and building systems, only 18% of the total land area will be developed, leaving most of the Ki’ama property untouched and left in its natural habitat. .Club Ki'ama Bahamas by SILENT-RESORTS
The eco-friendly island will include Club Ki’ama Beach Club, Spa and Beachfront Restaurant. At the heart of the community, the Beach Club will be constructed in a unique “tent and wood” fashion, using natural materials, bamboo and wood of the highest quality with very little impact on the environment. Freehold residences will be added in a second phase.Club Ki'ama Bahamas by SILENT-RESORTS

Club Ki’ama will span 36 acres on Elizabeth Island, a private island in Port Elizabeth, with a two-acre protected marina and six private beaches. Arriving at Exuma International Airport, owners take an electric water taxi from George Town Dock to the island, a ten-minute ride.

Silent Resorts creates communities that are 100% powered by the sun and free from invasive infrastructure or diesel generators.

Its exclusive relationship with Silent-Yachts and its integration of the world’s first all-solar yachts with pre-engineered, carbon-negative, low-impact land infrastructure allows owners and guests to discover the most pristine and unknown destinations in the planet without harming the environment.

Through its global non-profit organization, Silent Catch, Silent Resorts destinations support the electrification of local artisanal fishing fleets, conserve mangrove habitats, fund reef restoration and engage with local island communities .


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