The guys at WaterSpace love boats, they’re crazy about the ocean and they also understand the dread of the post-holiday blues. There are few things more saddening than to leave the seaside, with its vast expanses of clear blue, only to return to your drab, urban concrete box in the business sector of your city of choice. So, why ever return to the office, when you can work efficiently (and in style) at sea, thanks to the innovative H2O Office. The 9.5-ton boat is sleek and charming, both in terms of concept, as well as design. It’s also an effective marketing tool, as it is covered in a blank canvas, on which the company can print its logo, visible for all to see, as company HQ sits docked at the marina or floats out at sea. You can easily hold casual business lunches or power meetings on the upper deck. To boot, you’ll save loads on office space rentals and maintenance, and you can always resell the H2O Office and recoup your investment.
A ‘bare shell’ costs £64,950 + VAT, while the standard specification model is £74,950 (VAT also not included). The latter variant includes a kitchenette, a work area and a seating area, partly furnished and equipped, as well as full plumbing and electric circuitry. For added costs, the finishes, such as flooring or surface of the external staircase, can be customized, solar panels can be put in, and a flat-screen TV can make your boat office even more hi-tech than it already is. The making of the prototype was completed in 2009, by Freemantle Composites, in Cardiff Bay, Wales.