The UK has some of the most talented crafts people in the world, with a century’s old tradition of boat building. Nurturing these skills is a core part of the Arksen ethos, which is why each Arksen vessel is completely hand crafted from scratch.

Build Materials

The Arksen hull and superstructure is built in aluminium. Aluminium is a unique metal: strong, durable, flexible, impermeable, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, non-toxic and 100% recyclable. You can weld it, bash it, and cast it. It can be shaped and twisted into any form. It can be rolled into thick plates for hulls, thin foil for wires (and drinks cans) and extruded for tubes.

It reflects about 80 percent of the light that strikes it and almost nine-tenths of the heat that reaches it, which is why astronauts’ space suits have an aluminium coating which prevents extreme heat loss and as well as gain. Using the same principal, it can help keep a room warm or cool. Marine grade aluminium alloys are also, pound for pound, stronger than structural steel. It is the very best material for building explorer yachts.

Interior Materials

Our interiors across the Arksen Series not only involve a clever use of space but also an intelligent choice of materials. Weighing up the benefits of a long service life, reusability and durability, we choose high performance materials that are sustainable and can be recycled at the end of their useful life.

The timbers we use for the interiors come from sustainable forests and are ethically sourced. The metals that we use for the fabrication of the vessel are indefinitely sustainable and infinitely recyclable.