While Silent Yachts focuses on solar-powered cruising catamarans, its sister company, Silent Resorts, equally focuses on solar-powered waterfront residences. The two are coming together for a residential co-ownership development where Silent Yachts’ megayachts are part of the allure. Club Ki’ama Bahamas is for those seeking a higher level of sustainability and, of course, luxury.
Club Ki’ama breaks ground this June on Elizabeth Island, near Great Exuma. EcoIsland Development is collaborating with Silent Resorts to make it happen. “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,” says Steve Dering, EcoIsland Development partner.
The spaces include 16 four-bedroom residences, all single story with linear designs complementary to the island’s topography. Each has a living roof, too, plus high ceilings, solar panels, and structural timber frames holding up to hurricane Category 4 winds. A Club Ki’ama Beach Club, with a spa and restaurant, is being built as well. Most construction is taking place on piers to avoid land excavation as well, with bamboo among sustainable interior materials. In fact, Silent Resorts says only 18 percent of land is seeing development, thereby leaving most of the island natural.
Additionally, Club Ki’ama allows buying into eight yachts from Silent Yachts’ 60- and 80-foot (18.3- and 24.4-meter) fleet. Owners get at least five weeks on the island each year, including 10 yacht days. Further use may be possible, too. Regardless of which yacht you take out, each is fully crewed and provisioned. You’ll even arrive at Elizabeth Island in style if you fly in to Exuma International Airport. The resort has an electric water taxi that takes 10 minutes from the George Town dock to the island.
“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,” declares Silent Resorts’ CEO Victor Barrett.
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