We are a technology and innovation company who build and support semi-autonomous vessels that offer a new prism through which to explore the world and, through the Arksen Foundation, provide a platform that actively contributes to a greater understanding of the oceans, our last great wilderness.
We were inspired to launch Arksen by the stories of some of our greatest Arctic and ocean explorers; Fridtjof Nansen, Jacques Cousteau, Bill Tilman and Thor Heyerdahl who between them changed our perception of what was possible through pioneering new technologies.
Our design philosophy and process is driven by ocean yacht racing performance combined with traditional craftsmanship and production techniques. By harnessing the latest hybrid propulsion technologies, coupled with machine learning to optimise maintenance and autonomous control, our vessels are at the forefront of a revolution within the marine industry and a new approach to long distance offshore sailing.
If you are fortunate enough to have access to one of our vessels, we think you have a responsibility to use it to help better protect and understand the oceans. That’s why we have set up the Arksen Foundation, a non-profit organisation working to provide project funding and access to the oceans for scientists, researchers, athletes, thought leaders, conservationists, artists and journalists working together to add to the global knowledge about the vitality, beauty and fragility of the ocean ecosystem.