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TEAM

OUR VISION

Urban growth, rising seas and energy independence are key challenges for our generation. Our solution is a unique avant-garde concept of life on the water. Combination of research in renewable energies, technological innovation and cutting edge spatial design, it situates your home between the sea and the metropolis.

OUR MISSION

 

Arkup pioneers fully solar powered and sustainable luxury livable yachts. We think sustainably from conception to cons-truction. We offer high-end design combined with a technological edge. We strive for excellence, quality and technical innovation to create your “future-proof blue dwellings”.

NEW LIFESTYLE

 

Floating houses are popular ways of living in some parts of the world, like in Holland and US West Coast cities. Interest is growing and ARKUP is first to market with a product for upscale buyers, bringing major innovations to a simple concept: your off-grid “blue dwelling” is now a one-of-a-kind vessel to enjoy 365 days a year.

UNIQUE & EXCLUSIVE

 

As comfortable and safe as a house onshore, Arkup livable yachts can cruise silently in the bay or allow you to live stationary in a downtown marina. The vessel is completely stable when lifted up on its hydraulic spuds to protect you from the effect of waves and tropical winds. Just relax and enjoy, you can live in the view!

Arnaud Luguet

CTO | Co-founder

 

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT | OPERATIONS

"We aim for the best quality, safety and design"

Green-tech expert with over 20 years’ experience in the energy industry, the Dutch-French serial entrepreneur holds a Master’s degree in engineering. He is also a certified general contractor and licensed real estate associate. Arnaud is passionate about renewables, watersports and boating.

Nicolas Derouin

CEO | Co-founder

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT | STRATEGY

"Our ambition, bring life on water to the next level"

French senior executive with a dual training in engineering from Centrale Lille and business administration from FGV, Sao Paulo, Nicolas worked as CEO of a listed French logistics group in Brazil for 10 years. He earns a captain license, is a certified PADI divemaster and a marine life enthusiast.

EXCLUSIVE BROKERS

 

Marius Koller

Co-broker

+1 305 318 3787

 

Owner MK Miami Real Estate, Business Broker Florida Member . Founder Global Assets Consulting, VP Le City Magazine, Co-Founder House Yacht Living. Former: Sales Director Hyatt, Marketing Director Fury, Co-Founder Key West Concierges, Restaurant & Nightclub owner.

 

Antonio Maldonado

Co-broker

+1 786 258 4363

Yacht Broker, Charter Expert and Sales with over 18 years of experience. Board member of the Marine Authority Board for the City of Miami Beach. Owner of The Advantaged Yacht Charters and The Ride Experience Broker firm. Knowledge on the water safety and practice.

COMPANY PARTNERS

Waterstudio.NL 

Architecture & Urban Design

 

Architecture and urban planning firm led by Koen Olthuis, dedicated to conceptual thinking and research in the fields of living, working and recreational space on water.

Artefacto

Furnishings & Staging

 

Artefacto is globally renowned for creating remarkable furnishings and living spaces that embody the essence of high design and uncommon good taste.

Donald L. Blount & Ass.

Naval Architects & Marine Eng.

 

Naval architecture and marine engineering firm providing consulting services related to the design, construction, repair and testing of traditional and high-performance craft.

RMK Merrill-Stevens

Shipyard

 

Full-service shipyard meeting the highest international standards dedicated to the refit and repair of the world's finest yachts and vessels since 1885.

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ADVISORY BOARD

Vincent Oget

 

Former engineer at Vinci construction group and graduate from École Centrale Lyon, Vincent is now an entrepreneur and investor in the renewable energy and real estate sector.

Christophe Satin

 

Graduate of the ISG business school, Paris, Christophe has extensive expertise in logistics and is currently COO of a $1B listed company he co-founded in 2001.

Giampiero Soncini

 

With a diverse career over 40 years (Italian Navy, NATO, listed companies), Giampiero is now Senior Advisor Marine Innovation at Rina Services.