Filed under: Yachts & Sailing
Surviving apocalyptic scenarios always seems to mean fetid basements, a smoke-filled skies, canned food and cannibalism. But say the end of the world comes, Noah-like, with a land-engulfing flood. In that case, a kinder, gentler Apocalypse requires a kinder, gentler solution, the possibilities for which have been envisioned for you by Janne Leppänen's ARKKI solar boat.
The ARKKI is a trimaran featuring a concrete-and-natural-fiber hull enclosing 1,647 square feet of interior space, topped with a solar-panel-and-wood deck of 1,076 square feet. Solar panels adorning the deck are absorbent enough to power the entire yacht even in winter and allow a cruising speed of up to eight knots. It won't fit two of every animal, but come to think of it, that might make it better should you need to spend a few years on the water.