Arksen 85
A remarkably efficient long-range explorer


  • LENGTH OVERALL27.3m (89’57”)
  • RANGE7,000 nm
  • DRAFT1.55 m (5′)
  • BERTHS8-14
  • CONSTRUCTIONAluminium (40% recycled content)

The king of the pocket explorers

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Balance between indoor and outdoor spaces

On the aft deck there is access to a large lazarette from where you can launch your kayaks or paddle boards. At anchor, once the tender is launched, there is an expanse of wrap around decking on two levels deck to enjoy your destination. There are multiple covered seating options on both decks as well as a removable canvas awning for the fore deck. There are multiple locations to relax, including the interior panoramic views from both the bridge and main decks, you’ll always feel close to your surroundings.


Flexible layout sleeps up to 14

Over three decks, the Arksen 85 offers a range of layouts to suit all tastes and priorities. The full-beam master suite can lie forward on the main deck, or aft on the lower deck with another three twin guest cabins plus optional crew cabins.

There are dining opportunities out on deck, or tucked under cover, depending on whether you’re cruising the tropics or the Arctic. Everywhere, touches of luxury might make you forget that you’re on board a rugged explorer boat.



You can enjoy all that the Arksen 85 has to offer Safe in the knowledge that Arksen has worked hard to reduce or mitigate the company and vessels impact on the environment and encourage a social shift in yacht ownership to enable ocean access for researchers.

Zero emissions mode and silent running are possible at anchor and underway with the optional solar array and serial hybrid propulsion system.

With an impressive, aesthetically pleasing solar-panel array, recycled-content and recyclable component, sustainably-sourced materials, 10% for the Ocean and the Sea Time Pledge the Arksen 85 looks good and does good.

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Arksen 85s in build

See behind the scenes content from the build of the Arksen 85s built in the UK.