Arksen 85 Build Milestone
Bridge deck installation milestone for the first Arksen 85
Project Ocean, Arksen 85/01, recently reached another build milestone on the Isle of Wight, UK. With two Arksen 85s currently in production, the recent movement and bridge deck lift of the first vessel also means there is space in the yard for the third hull to commence build.
The aluminium 85ft explorer vessel had her hull turned back in March this year and since then the main superstructure has been constructed in two parts. The main saloon area was built directly onto the deck while the bridgedeck was welded separately. This recent move from the main hall to the fit out shed meant the yard could lift the bridge deck and weld it into place completing the final profile of the Arksen vessel.
Project Ocean, due on the water spring 2023, will be fitted with a full propulsion package and energy management system and will provide zero-carbon electrical power capability from the 7kW solar array. Her interior layout includes a master suite with a multi- purpose library and will accommodate up to 10 explorers within the four cabins. Both the main deck and bridge deck offer near- uninterrupted 360 views and the vessel and her large aft deck allows for storage of a wide range of toys and research equipment.