Miami’s ‘Floating Mansion’ is for Sale for $5.5 Million

The 75-foot-long yacht can cruise in the ocean or be elevated out of the water by its retractable legs, according to Howard Chase, whose eponymous brokerage firm listed the property last Friday. “It’s like a two-story house you can take anywhere,” Mr. Chase said. “It’s completely solar powered and equipped with a rainwater-collecting-and-purifying system, so you can live totally off-grid.”

Named The Arkup after the Biblical story of Noah’s ark, the houseboat offers 4,350 square feet of indoor and outdoor space with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, according to the listing. “Another cool aspect is that it has an elevator for a tender or a jet ski,” Mr. Chase said, which makes it convenient to go in and out of water. The Arkup was built in 2019 by Nicolas Derouin and Arnaud Luguet, two Miami-based French engineers who have a passion for the ocean and renewable energy. Derouin and Luguet, who currently own the Arkup, were not immediately available for comment. The yacht is docked at Vice City Marina, steps away from Miami’s high-end restaurants and other amenities, Mr. Chase said.

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