We combine French art-de-vivre, German technology and Dutch maritime tradition with the best attributes of yachts, floating homes and waterfront villas. Being self-sufficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly is the challenge of the next generations. The ARKUP livable yacht was conceived to be sustainable and ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂfuture-proofÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ, from its ability to withstand or avoid extreme weather events (Category 4 High Winds), to its self-contained systems that create a unique off the grid living experience. An avant-garde concept of life on the water combining renewable energies, technological innovation and cutting edge spatial design. 100% independent of electricity and water, through solar panel technology and rain water harvesting. The ARKUP may be docked in a metropolitan marina or cruise and anchor in a tranquil bay. The ARKUP design also includes four 40ft long self-lifting hydraulic legs allowing anchoring in up to 25ft water depths, and the ability to raise the livable yacht way above sea-level.