First Arksen 85 Explorer Vessel Sold, Second Hull to Commence Build

We are delighted to announce that we have completed the sale of the first Arksen 85 explorer vessel. Scheduled for delivery in spring 2022, Project Ocean is a remarkably capable and efficient vessel designed to access and explore far-flung destinations with an ‘off-grid’ functionality optimised for family use. 

Thrilled with the level of interest in the Arksen 85, we will begin the build of the second vessel in April with delivery scheduled for late 2022. Additionally, a third 85 will begin late this year for delivery in early 2023.

Arksen COO, Ewan Hind commented “We are incredibly pleased to announce the sale of the first hybrid-powered Arksen 85 to clients who will be embarking on an exciting world-wide adventure”. 

With the support of the Arksen team, the initial itinerary is currently being mapped out starting in the far north of Europe exploring the fjords and ski-touring in Norway, then visiting the Mediterranean, Caribbean, US and Canada. Longer term, the owners plan to fulfil their ambition of transiting the Northwest Passage, before heading into the southern hemisphere to visit Patagonia and Antarctica.  

In addition to taking her owners on a world tour, the vessel will be made available for research and conservation work. 

To meet the client brief for a family home on the ocean, the team at Design Unlimited have developed a custom interior that blends comfort with the practicalities necessary for successful long-range cruising. Guests are brought closer to their external surroundings with near-uninterrupted panoramic views from the main saloon and bridge deck. The lower deck offers accommodation for up to 10 in four en-suite cabins, including a full-beam owner’s cabin with a multi-purpose snug and library for remote working.

By working closely with the owners on materials and details, we have developed an eclectic and comfortable interior that takes inspiration from boutique hotels and Nordic landscapes. These influences have been implemented through the careful use of timbers, textured fabrics and brass hardware.” Mark Tucker, Creative Director of Design Unlimited.

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