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Fully electric and self-elevating liveable yacht concept

10 November 2017

These floating houses are 100 percent solar powered and are able to withstand hurricanes, floods and whatever else nature throws at them.

Image courtesy of ARKUP

Floating houses are popular ways of living in some parts of the world, in particular US West Coast cities, the Netherlands, as well as South-East Asia. Being one answer to face floods and sea level rise, they are also a key solution to urban growth and space scarcity. Offering a unique lifestyle and a connection with nature within the metropolis also naturally attracts more and more people.

ARKUP is first to market with its “à la carte” product for upscale buyers bringing major innovations to a simple concept making this off-grid “blue dwelling” a one-of-a-kind vessel to enjoy 365 days a year.

ARKUP differentiates with electric propulsion to address mobility and automated hydraulic jack-up system to ensure comfort and hurricane resilience. To achieve its sustainability objectives, ARKUP designs 100 percent solar powered recreational vessels integrating rainwater harvesting. 

Image courtesy of ARKUP

ARKUP’s liveable yacht provides comfort and luxury in total independence and allows breath-taking views of both the sea and the city. Designed by renowned water architect Koen Olthuis, it combines Dutch maritime tradition with French art-de-vivre, smart design, and high quality materials with cutting edge home automation technologies. 

Co-founder Nicolas Derouin says “Primary residence or "mobile" vacation home, our liveable yachts are multi-purpose: promotional or event venue, restaurant, gym, you can even turn it into a spa! ARKUP’s liveable yachts are primarily designed for the specifics of Florida and Miami waters but are adaptable worldwide to local context.”

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