Explorer Vessels

Designed for explorers and made for adventure, our vessels have been created to meet the requirements for true explorer vessels in the 20 to 30m range. Designed from the ground up to take you to wherever your next great adventure lies with a reliable and capable platform.

On almost every level, Arksen vessels beat the competition. In terms of engineering, efficiency, range, environmental impact, life-cycle management, usage opportunities and maintenance, the Arksen Series stand out. Interior layouts can be reconfigured for leisure, research and commercial purposes. Through the infusion of the latest technologies and ownership models, we have created a series of platforms to inspire the next generation of explorers to embark on their dream adventures.

About Explorer Vessels

Safety

A serious ‘go-anywhere’ explorer vessel needs to be designed with vessel/crew safety as a priority, giving owners the peace of mind to be self-sufficient for long periods in remote locations. To underline this commitment to safety, Arksen vessels as standard, are designed and built with MCA Cat 0 (unrestricted) certification, which is well in-excess of the compulsory requirements of a sub-24m recreational boat. Most competitors in this size range, for boats sold within the EU build to RCD; a less onerous standard. Boats sold outside the EU often do not require any certification and are therefore sold as such.

Efficiency 

The Arksen hull design is developed by Humphreys Yacht Design, who have extensive experience in the design of super-efficient racing yachts, as well as long-range cruising yachts. As well as superb handling characteristics and ocean-going seakeeping, this provides an extremely efficient hull, leading to reduced fuel consumption, lower running costs and lower emissions. This makes Arksen boats both less costly to run and less costly to the environment than the competition. 

Stability

Arksen vessels are built to have stability in excess of MCA rule requirements. Hulls are extensively sub-divided to provide multiple watertight boundaries, so that in the event of a collision/flooding, the vessel will maintain its buoyancy and ability to safely return to a place of refuge. Arksen vessels have 180 degrees of positive stability in all likely operating displacements. This means that in the extremely unlikely event that the boat were to be knocked-down, she will always return to the upright position. 

Reliability

All critical systems onboard Arksen vessels have at least dual redundancy. Equipment, materials and arrangements are chosen based on the highest standards of quality, robustness and maintainability, from suppliers with extensive support networks.

Range

Because of Arksen vessel’s efficiency, their range is more than others can achieve and those that come close, need to carry significantly more fuel to do it. 6500 mile range on the 85 at cruising speed.

Genuine ‘explorer’ credentials

Long range, highly efficient, extra-robust construction in all respects, high fresh water storage/production capacity, extensive stowage for provisions and waste. Mooring/anchoring equipment to cope with a wide range of conditions. Fire and safety equipment, along with high level of damage survivability, to provide Owners the confidence to be more independent.

Versatility

The base vessel is designed to allow a number of usage profiles, whether as a yacht for short trips in the med, a serious expedition to remote parts of the world or as a platform suitable for mounting scientific research or media production expeditions.

Arksen 45

This brand-new model from Arksen is the latest vessel in the series, designed to inspire the true explorer in all of us. These Adventure Vessels, built in partnership with Ring Powercraft, are 45 feet, with up to four berths, a range of up to 500nm and sprint speeds over 50 knots.

Designed to be multifunctional, the Arksen 45 is able to support leisure, research and commercial voyages by operating either as a tender/chase boat, or for independent adventurous excursions.

The ability for multi-day independent adventures enables owners and their guests to spend longer in their chosen destinations, operating autonomously to the mothership. It can provide a safe and comfortable ride in some of the world’s more challenging locations and the separate forward cabin and full height shower room allow guests to freshen up in privacy after a dive or day at the beach.

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Specification

Length Overall
13.35 m
Beam Overall
3.25 m
Range Capability
500+ nm

Arksen 60

The new concept Arksen 60 has been designed to be able to travel anywhere that the larger vessels can go, and provides the space and capacity for a couple, family or small group to live and voyage comfortably for extended periods. Due to the limited fixed air draft, the Arksen 60 has the ability to explore the European canals and sail from the Channel down to the Mediterranean.

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Specification

Length Overall
19.95 m
Beam Overall
4.55 m
Draft
1.11 m
Design Displacement
31.5 t
Air Draft (DWL)
3.4 m
Range
3,500 nm+

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Arksen 75

The Arksen 75 has been optimised for efficiency in hull design, as have her larger sisterships, while retaining a vast amount of interior space to accommodate up to eight onboard whilst retaining the full beam master cabin. 

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Specification

Length Overall
23.9 m
Beam Overall
6.35 m
Draft
1.46 m
Design Displacement
67 t
Engines
2 x 226 kW
Fuel Capacity
14,600 L
Water Capacity
4,000 L
Efficient Cruise Speed
9 – 11 knots
Maximum Speed
13-14 knots
Range
6500 nm

Layout

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Arksen 85

The Arksen 85 has been designed to accommodate up to 14 explorers depending on the interior layout. Her enclosed flybridge offers spectacular views of your surroundings, be it a secluded bay in the Caribbean or a remote corner of the Arctic. 

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Specification

Length Overall
27.3 m
Beam Overall
6.9 m
Draft
1.55 m
Displacement Half Load
82.5 t
Engines
2 x 246 kW
Fuel Capacity
18,000 L
Water Capacity
6,000 L
Maximum Speed
14 knots
Efficient Cruising Speed
9 – 12 knots
Range at 9 knots
7,000 nm

Layout

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Custom Projects

Arksen have concept designs over 100’ in the pipeline for explorers requiring more guests, larger crew, greater speed, range or load capacity, fully ice class hull structures, storage and launching of larger tenders and submersibles, offering greater levels of customisation. Keep following the Arksen journey for more details.