We were inspired to launch Arksen by the stories of some of our greatest Arctic and ocean explorers; Nansen, Cousteau and Heyerdahl who between them changed our perception of what was possible, pioneering new technologies and transforming our understanding of the oceans. From these humble beginnings we have grown Arksen into a complete adventure ecosystem. Designing and building iconic and sustainable products for life’s greatest adventures. We believe in the power of adventure to change lives and perspectives. And that in those most freewheeling, untethered and challenging moments we feel most alive. At the heart of everything we do is our intent to search for those rare moments in life, ones you never forget.
Helping people to experience our planet is the best way of inspiring positive action. Through the lens of sustainability, we design our products for explorers, laser-focussed on function, reliability, customisation and beauty.
By harnessing the latest hybrid propulsion technologies, coupled with state-of-the-art control and monitoring systems, our products are at the forefront of a materials and manufacturing revolution.
Our choice of materials, technologies and processes all start with the principles of developing and supporting a circular economy.
We design all of our products, with the same ideals at heart: efficient use of resources, replaceable, recyclable components and products that are built to last. Iconic products that can be loved by generations.
At Arksen, the ocean is our North Star and we’re doing our best to help it thrive. Our charity 10% for the Ocean (charity no. 1186488) unites over 70 major ocean charities in 27 countries, funding 100’s of projects. It provides a single point of access for global ocean philanthropy.
Arksen’ Sea Time Pledge asks our entire community to donate 10% of the usage of their vessels to conservation and science work. Our Yachts for Science connects 10% for the Ocean with partners Nekton, Ocean Family Foundation, EYOS and Boat International to build the world’s largest privately owned and research-capable fleet of yachts..
The Tree of Life project aims to protect Africa’s natural landscapes. Working with the Zeitz Foundation we’re helping to plant three million indigenous acacia trees in the heart of Laikipia, Kenya. In the first phase, 100,000 tree seedlings were planted in the shape of a huge rhinoceros on the Segera Conservancy in Spring 2020.
We live for the experiences that our iconic machines and products enable, and adventure is the lifeblood of our company. As climbers, sailors, skiers, divers, surfers and kiteboarders getting off the beaten track is in our DNA. It is what life is all about. So to maximise these opportunities for our community, we set up the Arksen Boat and Adventure Club which offers both custom and curated expeditions, a collection of adventures that are designed to enable friends and families to explore the worlds wilder lands and oceans. To deliver these initiatives, the Arksen team have created an incredible itinerary of experiences and built an inimitable network of adventure professionals.
Just like explorers will gather to exchange information and tales, our community gathers around our joint intent. To play. To explore. To protect. With friends and strangers, through generations. It’s a story shared, a journey taken; an encounter that bonds us together. As our community grows, so does our ability to change behaviours. To collectively be our most creative, assertive, dedicated and social selves. So we work to open up our experiences to as many people as possible.
All great companies are built on partnerships and we are no different. Our approach to partnerships is simple to write but often hard to achieve; we find companies and people that we respect and form long-term collaborative relationships that allow us to problem solve, invent, build, and support our products together over their lifetime. We have sought to partner with like-minded companies who share our vision for a sustainable future using pioneering technologies that we believe will transform the marine and overland vehicle industries over the next decade. At the core of this approach lies our relationship with our owners and our commitment to them to help them realise their greatest adventures.