Arkup 75

Livable Yacht

75 ft

Length

32 ft

Beam

Design by

Waterstudio.NL

4,350 sqft

Living Space

5 kts

Top Speed

Luxury Living

Seamless spaces

Live in comfort and luxury in total autonomy, and enjoy life between the sea, the sky, and the city. Dock in a metropolitan marina or anchor in a tranquil bay. There’s just something about living on the water, coming home to the light shimmering on the surface after a long day in the city. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Total living space: 4,350 sqft
Indoor living space: 2,700 sqft
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.5

Avant-Garde Engineering

Technical Features

Arkup livable yachts combine the best attributes of yachts, floating houses, and waterfront villas, with the added benefits of being self-sufficient, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. The Arkup livable yacht was conceived to be “future-proof”, from its ability to withstand or avoid extreme weather events to its self-contained systems that allow fully off-the-grid living.

Length: 75 ft
Beam: 32 ft
Air draft: 34 ft
Draft
: 5 ft

Go Green

Off-the-grid Living

The 2,300 sqft roof collects the rainwater and is covered with 36 kW solar electric panels which generate sufficient green energy to live off-the-grid. Live ecologically while being self-sufficient with water and electricity. Enjoy living off the grid and feel the satisfaction of minimizing your carbon footprint.

Solar power: 36kW
Battery capacity: 182kWh
Water purification
Water tanks
: 2x 4,000 GAL

Silent Cruising

Electric Propulsion

You are free to move your home as you want. Two noise-free electric thrusters of 136 hp each rotate 180° for the best maneuverability to propel the yacht up to 5 knots.  Thanks to the solar power and water harvesting, you can cruise silently in waterways, bays, or lakes to find the perfect spot you want to stay in for your weekend or vacation. 

Propulsion: Electric
Thrusters: 2x 100 kW
Cruising speed: 3 kts
Max speed
: 5 kts

Comfort & Safety

Self-lifting system

The four 40ft long hydraulic legs allow to anchor in up to 20ft water depths and lift the livable yacht above the sea-level, avoiding any seasickness. No matter the weather conditions and high winds, surge and floods are no longer an issue thanks to this self-lifting system making you feel 100% safe and protected

Hull material: steel
Hull config.: 25 compartments
Spuds: 4x 40 ft 
Lifting capacity: 360 Tons

Arkup 75

Main Specifications

  • Overall length (excl. boat lift) 75 ft (23m)
  • Overall beam (excl. sliding deck) 32 ft (10m)
  • 5 ft draft (1.4m)
  • 34 ft air draft (11 m)
  • 268 Tons displacement (full load)
  • 4x 40 ft-long steel spuds (customizable on demand)
  • Semi-automated self-elevating operating system
  • 2,400 sq ft solar panels (223 m²)
  • 4,350 sq ft total space (404 m²)
  • 2,700 sq ft total indoor space (251 m²)
  • 1,650 sq ft total outdoor space (153 m²)
  • 2 decks | 5 terraces
  • 4 en-suite bedrooms (8 people)
  • Waterstudio.NL | Dutch architectural design
  • US Coast Guards safety and construction standards
  • ABYC recreational vessel standards design
  • 270 deg. panoramic views
  • Bureau Veritas certified hull
  • High-grade insulation
  • AC healthy and soothing indoor climate
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation
  • 6 independent reverse AC zones
  • Floor to ceiling impact resistant bay windows
  • Smart house automation
  • Off-grid with green energy generation
  • LED lighting system indoor & outdoor
  • Hurricane cat. 4 winds resistant design (155 mph)
  • Deck and terraces with Esthec finishing
  • 2x 100kW azimuth electric thrusters (272 hp)
  • Cruising Speed 2-3 knots
  • Max speed 5 knots
  • Daily Range 4 to 10h / 8 up to 20 nautical miles (37 km)
  • Navigation and anchor lights
  • NAVIO control and display system
  • Depth finder
  • VHF marine radio and horn
  • 8mm steel modular pontoons
  • 4 ballasts (4,5 m³ each)
  • 3 technical rooms 355 sq ft (33 m³)
  • 7 storage rooms 590 sq ft (55 m³)
  • 4,000 GAL freshwater tank (15 m³)
  • 4,000 GAL black/gray water tank (15 m³)
  • Rainwater purification system
  • Desalination unit (optional)
  • Water heater
  • Marine Sewage Device (optional)
  • Lithium-Ion battery up to 1,000 kWh
  • DNV-GL approved Orca Energy Storage System
  • Electric and hydraulic power units
  • Central vacuum cleaning unit
  • Underwater lighting (optional)
  • 50 sq ft retractable access platform (4,6 m²)
  • Double front door with a spacious foyer
  • 775 sq ft living room (72 m²)
  • Open concept Miele fully equipped kitchen
  • Office or crew cabin with 2 berths
  • Sliding wall integrating living area & office
  • 9.5 ft ceiling height (2,9 m)
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 powder room
  • Laundry with washing machine and dryer
  • Trashroom with trash compactor
  • 720 sq ft fixed terrace with outdoor kitchen (67 m²)
  • Helm station (cover included)
  • 455 sq ft sliding deck (42 m²)
  • 125 sq ft sun deck with lifting platform (12 m²)
  • All-around glass railing
  • Boat lift (30 feet | 5 Tons max)
  • Storage space
  • Hidden hull accesses
  • Compressed air supply in storage/trash room
  • Freshwater fill cap
  • Shore power plugin
  • Waste pump-out deck outlet
  • Boat cleats
  • Direct access with stairs from the foyer
  • 8.5 ft ceiling height (2,6 m)
  • 1 en-suite master bedroom with walk-in closet,
  • balcony, and free-standing bath
  • 1 en-suite VIP guest bedroom with balcony
  • 1 en-suite guest bedroom
  • Master and VIP rooms equipped with king-size beds
  • Automatic electric shades hidden in recessed pockets
  • 2,400 sq ft solar panels | 36 kW
  • Communications system
  • Rainwater harvesting system
  • Lightning protection system
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sprinklers
  • Water leak detectors
  • Video-surveillance system
  • Real-time systems monitoring
  • Alarms
  • Bilge pumps
  • Fenders (x4)
  • 60 kW backup generator (optional)
  • Backup/emergency inverter
  • Emergency anchor
  • Safety pool net Stern

Arkup 75

FAQ

WHAT IS THE TYPICAL USE FOR ARKUP LIVABLE YACHTS?
Owners can use the livable yacht as a recreational vessel that can provide the feel and comfort of home. For investors, the vessels represent an unparalleled opportunity as seasonal or event rentals (in compliance with local regulations depending on the jurisdiction).

LIVING ON THE WATER: WHAT ARE THE WORLD TRENDS OF THIS NEW LIFESTYLE?
Although Arkup’s livable yachts are vessels, they can be used as floating houses, which have become popular as housing in some parts of the world (for example, in the Netherlands, the American West Coast, and in Southeast Asia). Arkup livable yachts are “future-proof” dwellings, whose mobility and flexibility make them resilient to floods, storm surge, and sea-level rise. Used as overwater villas, they also offer a key solution to urban growth and space scarcity.

WHAT IS THE RESALE VALUE OF A LIVABLE YACHT OVER TIME?
A simple, practical concept — modular, adaptable, and built to last — the Arkup livable yacht will hold its value over time.  Compared with those of a traditional yacht, the vessel’s operational expenses are limited, and its features are designed to withstand extreme weather events and changes in water level, making it the ideal home of the future.

WHAT IS THE PRICE RANGE OF AN ARKUP LIVABLE YACHT?
The price of the 75-foot Arkup livable yacht starts at $3.5 M, up to $5.5 M. The vessel can be customized to the needs and taste of each client.

IS THE INTERIOR DESIGN CUSTOMIZABLE?
The Arkup livable yacht can be delivered in a stripped-down version — decorator ready — or fully furnished and ready to move in. Bespoke projects can be developed to suit each client’s needs and tastes.

HOW MUCH TIME BETWEEN ORDER AND DELIVERY OF THE LIVABLE YACHT?
Standard delivery time is 14 to 18 months after order confirmation and plans approval, depending on desired technology and customization.

WHERE CAN THE VESSELS BE DELIVERED?
Manufactured in Miami, Arkup livable yachts are delivered via waterways to coastal areas, accessible interior lakes, and large rivers around the world (cost of delivery provided on request).

WHAT IS THE USUAL MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST?
Maintenance is limited: changing filters, lubricating the hydraulic pilings, cleaning the hull, pumping out the wastewater tank, inspecting and testing safety-features inspections, washing the solar roof.

CAN ARKUP LIVABLE YACHTS BE USED AS SEASONAL RENTALS?

Arkup livable yachts can be chartered to carry as many as 12 passengers with or without a crew, operating as an Uninspected Passenger Vessel over 100 gross tons or as a Recreational Vessel — a bareboat charter — according to the U.S. Coast Guards’ safety standards and regulations.

IS THERE ANY TAX INCENTIVE FOR BUYING AN ARKUP LIVABLE YACHT?
The maximum taxes levied on the sale of a vessel in the State of Florida are $18,000, including both sales and use tax and discretionary sales surtax. Although there is no direct tax incentive for purchasing a 100-percent solar-electric vessel, you will have no utility bills because the Arkup Livable Yacht generates its own power and water, and it can operate off-the-grid. The property tax does not apply to recreational vessels. The annual registration fee for an Arkup Livable Yacht is approximately $150.

WHERE CAN I LIVE WITH SUCH A VESSEL?
The same kind of areas where large yachts dock: marina slips, private docks, waterfront properties, privately-owned submerged lands, or regulated anchorage.

IS IT A HOUSE OR A VESSEL IN VIEW OF LAWS AND REGULATIONS?
It is a recreational vessel that must be registered and titled.

WHAT ARE THE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FOR OPERATING AN ARKUP LIVABLE YACHT?
Laws prohibit anchoring in protected areas in an effort to preserve the waters and sea bottoms. Black- and gray-water discharge must be conducted in compliance with the regulations of individual local jurisdictions.

HOW IS SAFETY ADDRESSED IN OPERATIONS?
Safe operating procedures (navigation, boat lift, sliding terrace, and hydraulic pilings) are detailed in the operational manual and will be addressed during owner training. 

WHAT ARE ONBOARD SAFETY DEVICES?
Glass railings and handrails, life vests, smoke detectors, sprinklers and fire extinguishers, alarms (smoke, bilge water, intrusion) and automated bilge pumps, lightning protection, CCTV cameras, and VHF are included. All alarms are connected and monitored in real-time.

WHAT TYPE OF WARRANTY DOES ARKUP OFFER?
ARKUP offers 3 years on hull and superstructure, 2 years on power, jack-up, and propulsion systems, and 1 year on all items manufactured by Arkup. Accessories and components made by third parties installed by Arkup are covered by direct warranties of their own with a 12-month minimum coverage (i.e. electronic instruments, controls, accessories, air conditioning systems, appliances, windows, etc.)

WHAT ARE THE OPERATIONAL LIMITS OF THE VESSEL?
The vessel is designed and engineered according to U.S. Coast Guard standards for recreational vessels in partially protected waters. The maximum anchoring depth is 25 feet (7.5 meters). The vessel is also compliant with the MCA LY3 Short Range Yacht stability criterion (waves < 1.83m/6 ft ; wind < 16kts).

WHAT DOES “HURRICANE-PROOF” MEAN?
The Arkup livable yacht structure and anchoring system are designed to resist high winds of as much as 156 miles per hour, or 250 kilometers per hour — equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane. The vessel can be completely lifted out of the water to safeguard from storm surge. Hurricanes are predictable storm events, allowing enough time for owners to sail to a safe harbor or a protected area. The livable yachts are not made to stay in deep waters and exposed areas.

ARE ARKUP LIVABLE YACHTS CUSTOMIZABLE?
The vessels are fully customizable on-demand and can incorporate anything the customer would like to include.

IS THERE A THERMIC ENGINE BACKUP FOR THE 100-PERCENT ELECTRIC MODEL?
A diesel generator can be added upon request to increase range, but existing electric engines provide enough power to propel the vessel and navigate safely.

CAN YOU BOOST THE POWER OF THE ELECTRIC THRUSTERS?
Yes. The two 136-horsepower thrusters can be upgraded. We can also boost electric-energy production and storage depending on the client’s needs.

WHAT HOME-AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE ARKUP LIVABLE YACHTS?
An Arkup livable yacht features state-of-the-art smart technologies and offers maximum living comfort by enabling the control of temperature, lights, electric shades, sound system, video surveillance, etc., remotely and monitored in real-time, providing the user with information on battery life and water-tank capacity, as well as overall energy generation-consumption ratios.

HOW DOES ARKUP LIVABLE YACHT FLOAT AND NAVIGATE?
Flotation is ensured by Archimedes. Our livable yacht is equipped with two 136-horsepower (100-kilowatt) electric thrusters that rotate 180 degrees, allowing smooth navigation and maneuverability.

WHAT ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS AND ACCESS TO NETWORKS?
Arkup livable yachts are equipped with long-range, high-speed internet and VHF. Satellite television and navigation systems are optional.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN ADVANTAGES OF THE ELECTRIC THRUSTERS?
Cruising is silent and does not pollute the water; electric propulsion does not generate noise, smoke, or fumes and reduces vibrations disturbing marine life.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN SPECIFICATIONS OF THE VESSEL?
300 tons weight, 75×32 feet, 5-foot draft, 34-foot air draft, average speed 3knots with a max of 5-knot. The 8-millimeter steel hull is composed of 28 watertight compartments.

WHAT ARE THE SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDED ONBOARD?
Arkup livable yachts offer Low-e consumption design and materials as well as equipment for solar-energy generation and battery storage. Also included, are the systems for rainwater harvesting, water purification and storage, wastewater management, energy recovery, and ventilation.

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM POWER GENERATION AND STORAGE CAPACITY?
36 kW of power generation from the solar roof and as much as one megawatt-hour of power storage ensure more than enough energy to operate the boat engines and livable features. The vessel can cruise 4 to 10h / 8 up to 20 NM, depending on the sun and time in the day.

ARE THE BUILDING MATERIALS ECO-SOURCED?
Conception and design are eco-friendly. Sustainable and green materials are incorporated into the design as much as possible.

IS THE VESSEL 100-PERCENT SELF-SUSTAINING?
Yes, it is. The vessel is zero-emission, carbon-neutral, energy-positive and collects rainwater, and treats it for onboard use.

WHY OFFER SUSTAINABLE OFF-GRID LIVABLE YACHTS?
We strive to offer an alternative lifestyle to preserve the environment by avoiding fossil fuels. Our vessels and housing solutions are resistant to storm surges and hurricanes.

WHAT ARE THE HYDRAULIC PILINGS USED FOR?
The automated hydraulic system ensures that the vessel is anchored and leveled in waters as deep as 20 feet (6 meters) and also enable lifting the vessel entirely out of the water for comfort and safety.

WHAT ABOUT MOTION SICKNESS ONBOARD?
The stability provided by the hydraulic anchoring system is designed to avoid the movement that can cause motion sickness: This makes the Arkup overwater villas as comfortable as a house on the land.

CAN I GO FROM MIAMI TO KEY WEST, TAMPA, OR EVEN NEW YORK?
Yes you can, depending on weather, which determines the daily range capacity (up to 8 hours / 20 NM).

ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS TO OPERATE THE FULLY-ELECTRIC POWERED VESSEL?
It requires the same boating experience as any other similar-sized recreational vessel. Thorough training and an extensive manual are provided to all customers. The owner can also hire our certified captains.

HOW MANY GUESTS AND CREW CAN STAY ON THE BOAT WHEN CRUISING OR AT ANCHOR?
The Arkup livable yacht can accommodate six to eight people comfortably overnight. The livable yacht can operate as a recreational vessel with a limit of55 passengers (life vests required) or as charter vessels carrying as many as 12 passengers, according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s safety standards and regulations.

CAN I USE AN ARKUP LIVABLE YACHT AS A MOBILE BEACH HOUSE IN THE BAHAMAS OR SOMEWHERE ELSE?
Yes, owners of foreign-registered boats (including the U.S.) may keep their vessels in the Bahamas (for instance) for one year without paying duty and may extend the one-year stay for two years by paying a fee of $500. The initial entry fee is $300 to clear Bahamas Customs and Immigration and to obtain a cruising permit. After two years, the vessel would have to depart the Bahamas for one month before applying for a new cruising permit.

HOW TO RECEIVE MAILS, PARCELS OR DELIVERIES?
Marinas can provide concierge services or a mailbox or rent a slot at a local Post Office.

DOES THE VESSEL NEED A CAPTAIN TO OPERATE?
With adequate boating experience, operating an Arkup Livable Yacht is relatively easy with the training provided by Arkup.
A license and safety certification may be required locally.

WHAT KIND OF LICENSE AND INSURANCE ARE NEEDED?
Arkup livable yachts are registered and insured as pleasure boats. To operate them, most U.S. states require a driver’s license and boating safety certification for recreational use. For other countries, Arkup can assist you.

CAN WATER SLIDES AND OTHER TOYS BE ADDED?
Arkup livable yachts provide plenty of storage space for toys and recreational items. Make the ocean your playground!

HOW IS DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE AND WASTEWATER MANAGED ONBOARD ARKUP LIVABLE YACHTS?
Vessel operators are required to retain their sewage discharges on-board for disposal at sea (beyond three miles from shore) or onshore at a pump-out facility. Black and gray waters are stored in a 3,700-gallon (14-cubic-meter) holding tank before being pumped out at either a marina or by a vessel designed to pump out waste. There are other options, such as using an approved U.S. Coast Guard Marine Sanitation Device (MSD) and then discharging within 3 miles offshore according to Clean Water Act regulations.

HOW LONG CAN THE LIVABLE YACHT REMAIN OFF-THE-GRID (WITHOUT POWER AND WATER)?
Arkup livable yachts can remain off-the-grid all year long depending on the weather (sun exposure/rainfall) in tropical regions. Without any sun to charge the batteries, a full charge can provide electricity for all household needs for two to three days (without navigation).

The 4,000-gallon fresh-water tank ensures two weeks of self-sufficiency for six people without harvesting any rainwater. If needed, the vessel can connect to shore power to refill the freshwater tank (or add an optional water-maker).

IF I CHOOSE TO LIVE OFF-THE-GRID ON AN ARKUP LIVABLE YACHT, HOW DO I GET TO SHORE?
There are many easy options. You can use a tender boat to get to shore via authorized public or private docks, or by renting a slip in a marina where you can dock while you’re on land. There are also many types of amphibious vehicles now available, making it possible to access land through a public boat ramp. Local companies offer water taxi services. Arkup also partners with ILandMiami (www.ilandmiami.com) to provide access by seaplane or helicopter.

WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE OPERATING COST OF AN ARKUP LIVABLE YACHT?

The cost is much less than a yacht of equivalent size (the annual operating costs of a yacht are typically 10 percent of its value). Compared with a traditional house, the maintenance is roughly equivalent — there is no garden or swimming pool to maintain, but the livable yacht must be cleaned regularly. If the livable yacht is docked in a marina, the slip rental costs will generally be considerably lower than the property taxes on similar waterfront property. The hull can be easily inspected, washed, and maintained when the livable yacht is lifted above the waterline.

HOW ARE TRASH AND GARBAGE HANDLED ONBOARD?

Arkup livable yachts have a dedicated trash room equipped with a trash compactor and recycling bins. The compacted trash is disposed of ashore at public garbage facilities or marinas (a composter for organic waste is optional).

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