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Less than two years after unveiling its innovative vision for sustainable marine adventures, Arksen has begun construction on its first eco-conscious Explorer Vessel. Project Ocean marks a milestone for both sustainable yachting and explorer capabilities, allowing Owners to embark on purposeful exploration of the most remote regions in the world.
Nina Jensen, marine biologist and former CEO of WWF Norway, is now most well known in the yachting industry for spearheading the not-for-profit organisation REV Ocean. REV, the luxury yacht-turned-expedition vessel-turned research vessel - has captured the attention of the yachting industry not just for its sheer size, but the considerable ambition of the people behind it. We spoke with Nina to learn more about the sustainability aspects of the boat, and uncovered an important underlying message which speaks to our responsibility as an industry.
Design Unlimited, the multi-award winning British design studio headed by the talented Mark Tucker, has announced a new partnership with Netherlands-based Vanquish Yachts.
From architecture designed to withstand the world’s harshest conditions to cutting-edge eco-technology, it is evident that the role of the naval architect in the superyacht build process and beyond is both utterly critical and highly understated. For the final part of our naval architecture series, we seized the opportunity to gain some invaluable insight into the life, challenges and ambitions of our industry’s most knowledgeable naval architects.
The phenomenon of explorer yachting is not undiscussed by any means in our industry, but one which never fails to fascinate and intrigue. A metaphor for the human ability to push the limits of possibility, to reject boundaries and norms, and to explore the awe-inspiring areas of natural beauty put on this earth, explorer yachting is representative of everything that should be admired and cultivated in superyachting. Incorporating remarkable feats of aesthetic design, performance, seaworthiness and reliability, the task of the naval architect has never been so challenging or stimulating as when it comes to engineering and designing an expedition yacht.