Arkup livable yacht – USA
“Think outside the box be creative” That is what the founders of the Arkup company for sure did. They developed together with renowned Dutch architect firm ‘Waterstudio” a luxury style home so called ‘livable yacht’ with as solid basis to build their house on an MPS modular platform.
Fully electric and solar powered, equipped with thrusters for maneuvering and four spud-legs that can be used to jack the complete ‘livable yacht’ above water in case of bad weather conditions. The modular pontoon was custom designed for this application and constructed in-house by MPS at their facilities in Aalst, the Netherlands.
As service provider, MPS is used to organise transport for her customers. For Arkup LLC we organized transport from our facility to Miami – USA.
MPS technicians assembled the platform upon arrival so that Arkup LLC could commence their house building work with this beautiful unique ‘livable yacht’ as result.
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.
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. 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.
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Waterstudio.NL is an architectural firm located in the Netherlands that is confronting the challenge of developing solutions to the problems posed by urbanization and climate change.
The prognoses is that by 2050 approximately 70% of the world’s population will live in urbanized areas. Given the fact that about 90% of the world’s largest cities are situated on the waterfront, we have arrived to a situation where we are forced to rethink the way we live with water in the built environment. Considering the unpredictability of future developments and unanticipated needs, we should come up with flexible strategies – planning for change. Our vision is that large-scale floating projects in an urban environment provide a tangible solution to these problems that is both flexible as well as sustainable.
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Modular Pontoon Systems is the exclusive manufacturer of MPS container pontoons but as well sectional workboats and jack-ups. All MPS’s equipment is available for purchase or rental.
MPS container pontoons and other equipment are used in many industries such as dredging, civil construction including oil & gas.
MPS modular pontoons are Bureau Veritas certified for use on inland waters up to coastal areas. Its modular design, international transport standards and easy assembly allow applications in remote areas all over the world.
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