Miami-based Arkup LLC is at the Miami Yacht Show from Feb. 15 to 18 displaying this $5.9 million, solar-powered, hurricane-resistant floating home. The off-grid “livable yacht” can be piloted along coastlines or put down its hydraulic pilings to be as stable as a home on land, Arkup says. (Arkup / Courtesy)
This 75-foot-long creation by Arkup LLC is entirely self-sustaining, the company says. You can harvest and purify sea water. If a hurricane threatens, just plant its hydraulic pilings through water up to 25 feet deep, raise the home above the water line and be “stable as a home on land” amid Category 4 winds, the company says.
Getting harassed by pirates? Pull up stakes and maneuver up the coast, powered by silent electric propulsion.
Want your friends and family to enjoy the end times with you? Not to worry — it has 2,600 square feet of indoor living space, including four bedrooms on the second level. With terrace and balcony space, it totals 4,350 square feet.
Arkup finished its first livable yacht last fall and is working on its second. Based on renderings on its website, the company envisions entire villages of these things surrounding piers and islands.
When you’re kicking back in this $5.9 million, solar-powered floating home, you won’t mind how high the sea level rises — because you’ll rise right with it. https://t.co/RmJh8x6VGr
— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) February 15, 2019