The Kabina® team is discussing possible sites for its accommodation vessels with city planners and interest groups in the USA.
Below is a Kabina® design concept for floating accommodation for 800 people. Design by McFarlane ShipDesign for Kabina®.
Cities with limited accommodation and attractive waterfronts are looking at imaginative ways to start using the water again. This is particularly true of US coastal cities such as New York and San Francisco now that their waterfronts are being opened up and redeveloped.
Guy Lane, Marketing Director, Kabina®: "We think Kabina® is a great solution for the US. Our vessels can be tied up on piers and provide hotel, serviced apartments or office accommodation as well as amenities including theatre, gym, pool and dining. There is plenty of space on the city docks and it would be a great way for cities to start using the port again. Apart from all the social benefits our modern ship design and technology is environmentally efficient - there are no impacts on the water."
The Kabina® design concept for floating accommodation provides for 400 cabins and plenty of flexible, public space. Design by McFarlane ShipDesign for Kabina®.
Neil Cheston, Managing Director, Kabina®: "We have designed a 330 foot, unique vessel that can be built and operational within two years. She provides around 240,000 square feet of flexible live and work accommodation and would shift the focus back onto waterfronts. I'm keen to work with local people to develop our design so that we meet the needs of all stakeholders. I see this as a great opportunity for US cities to take a worldwide lead in harbour regeneration."
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