The purpose of this project is to design and mass-produce kits for a floating tiny house that can sail. It combines high-tech modeling and fabrication and low-tech assembly that can be carried out DIY-style on a riverbank or a beach. This boat is a four-bedroom with a kitchen, a bathroom/sauna, a dining room and a living room. The deck is big enough to throw dance parties. It can be used as a river boat, a canal boat or even a beach house. It's rugged and stable enough to take out on the ocean. Kits will start at around $50k (USD). The design has been tested in simulation and prototype; full-scale production will begin next year.

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Below are QUIDNON design specs. The numbers have been verified through hydrostatic and hydrodynamic analysis, and also using a radio-controlled 1:12 scale model. The only surprise so far is that the model sails much better than you'd expect.

HULL TYPE: BARGE/SCOW
LOA: 37 FT • LOD: 36 FT • LWL: 35 FT • BEAM: 16 FT
STEERING: TWIN KICK-UP BOARDS & RUDDER
RIG TYPE: CHINESE JUNK • SAIL AREA: 1000 SQ FT
DRAFT: BOARDS DOWN 7 FT, BOARDS UP 1.5 FT
DISPLACEMENT: 12 TONS • GROSS TONNAGE: 25 TONS
BALLAST: WATER, 8 TONS
CONSTRUCTION: FIBERGLASS OVER MARINE PLYWOOD
BUILD TYPE: MANUFACTURED KIT, RAPID DIY ASSEMBLY
ENGINE: 40 HP OUTBOARD IN INBOARD WELL
CRUISING SPEED: 6 KNOTS • MAX SPEED: 7.5 KNOTS
WATER: 2000 GALLONS • GASOLINE: 50 GALLONS
PROPANE: 2 20-LB CYLINDERS IN VENTED LOCKER
ACCOMMODATIONS: SLEEPS 8 ADULTS, 4 WITH PRIVACY
LAYOUT: 2 AFT CABINS, VESTIBULE, GALLEY, HEAD,
SALON, 2 PILOT BERTHS, STATEROOM