Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Unusual home offices - Optimum boat: UPDATE

Update: March 23 2007 - It looks like Waterspace plc are no longer trading which is a shame.

The Optimum 60 is not your run of the mill home office – it costs at least £285,000, it has three floors with a roof terrace, and it’s a boat.

In fact, it’s a very pleasant boat, just over 19m by just under 5m with a glass-reinforced plastic hull and around 1,050 square feet of floor space which can be divided into individual office rooms. It’s got all the usual basics (plumbing, mains power, glass atrium) with some more unusual extras such as underfloor heating and hot tub.

Boat yes, but it’s not really meant for zooming around on the river. This shed-boat-shed has been designed very much as a floating office and to be permanently moored. One slight problem is that you need something a little larger than an unused corner of your back garden to set it up but Waterspace, the company behind the Optimum 60, is talking to marina managers nationwide to negotiate convenient moorings.

It’s probably not a dealbreaker, but delivery costs are not included.

For more details go to Waterspace's web site here.

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