ARKUP World’s First Solar-Powered Livable Yacht EVER – Floating House
By Sia Magazin
Meet the next generation floating house.Equipped with electric propulsion and four hydraulic spuds, ARKUP future-proof houseboat can lift itself out of the water and is completely stable at anchor.
Our 4,350 sqft mobile floating mansion is fully solar powered and harvest rainwater in order to provide the ultimate off-the-grid water-based living experience.”You can cruise silently in the bay the find the perfect spot to anchor for the week-end: totally off-the-grid.When elevated on its hydraulic pilings, the vessel is as stable as a house, and protected from the action of the waves.
The Arkup livable yacht was conceived to be sustainable and “future-proof”, from its ability to withstand or avoid extreme weather events, to its self-contained systems that allow fully off-the-grid living.
The Arkup features glass walls, multiple levels subdivided into interconnected rooms, and instant access to the water. Solar power generates enough juice not just for lights and air-conditioning, but also power for its electric engines to cruise 20 miles on a single charge.
The home is propelled by a pair of 100 kW (134 hp) electric azimuth thrusters, allowing it to reach 7 knots.With solar panel technology, rain water harvesting and retractable hydraulic legs, the ARKUP is designed for off-the-grid living.