Arkap, the self-elevating floating house boat

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Company Arkup have created a 75ft long solar electric-propelled floating home boat, the Arkup

Miami-based Arkup has developed a solar electric-propelled floating home. At 75ft long, the Arkup is a two-deck, three- bedroom floating home that can move around using a pair of 100kW electric Azimuth thrusters and a 35kW bow thruster.
When it reaches its destination, rather than anchoring in shallow water it deploys four hydraulic piles that lift it clear of the surface.

ARKUP self-elevating house boat render
The entire roof section is covered by 36kW of solar panels linked to 182kW of battery storage capacity, which Arkup says will run all the systems on board as well as power the vessel.

A rain water harvesting system collects and purifies water. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views, and there’s
a boat lift for a small conventional boat.

ARKUP self-elevating house boat kitchen
The company, which was founded in 2016, is in the process of completing the first build and says that it has just taken
an order for build number two.
If you like the concept, but not the $5,000,000 price tag, Advantaged Yacht Charters and Sales will rent you one for short or long-term hire or you can opt to buy a percentage share in one.