A New Wave: Arksen’s Pledge to Sustainability

By Heather Collier

If you’re not already familiar with Arksen’s extraordinary mission to protect our oceans, then you may want to educate yourself. Arksen is a marine adventure company designing and crafting some of the most exquisite marine exploration vessels in the world. With the aim of creating the world’s largest privately owned research-capable fleet, Arksen hope to inspire a new generation of explorers, sailors, adventurers, and scientists to preserve and nurture our waters.

It is undeniable that the ocean is the very heart of our planet, and the yachting industry has a huge responsibility in ensuring we do not continue to put our marine ecosystem under threat. With habitat loss and the devestating affects of climate change accelerating at an alarming rate, Arksen are involved in a number of projects dedicated to this very cause.

Arksen Philanthropy provides funding, facilitates cutting-edge scientific research, and produces inspiring media to encourage a greater understanding of our oceans. Through their Sea Time Pledge, Arksen actively encourage yacht owners to hand over their vessels for a portion of the year in the name of scientific research and educational projects – to let them be used to their full potential, instead of sitting in marinas for 90% of the year. Owners will have access to a plethora of opportunities to transform their ownership into vital exploration and sea time for researchers, explorers, thought leaders and filmmakers to run ground-breaking projects. 

But that's not all – their Adventure Syndicate curates bespoke, signature adventures within a family-orientated community that offers many major yachting advantages. This includes fully managed, no-hassle fractional ownership from 2 to 10 weeks a year, fully equipped, crewed, maintained vessels with all key costs included, multi-year adventure-themed cruising itinerary, participation in science programmes run by Arksen Philanthropy and use of all adventure equipment. You'll have diving and snorkeling, climbing and hiking, sailing kayaks, paddleboards, sea bobs, Arksen Expedition Rib, kitesurfers, water skis, wakeboards and even underwater and airborne drones all at your fingertips, along with 24/7 vessel management and support and the ability to venture into Europe, the Americas, Asia or indeed around the world in a way that captures the entire spirit of each region. 

For those who are seeking adventure on a regular basis, owners will be pleased to know that they can join Arksen Explorer's Club. The club offers both custom and curated expeditions and cruises in the likes of the Galapagos and Greenland, with an exciting collection of adventures that are designed to enable friends and families to explore the world’s wilder lands and oceans with free reign and comfort. To deliver these initiatives, the Arksen team have put together an incredible itinerary of experiences, paired with an expert network of adventure professionals. Through their concierge, you can indulge in luxury to ensure you make the most of your time onboard. From travel arrangements, show tickets, restaurant booking to bespoke and VIP experiences.

With a mission to form a new wave of sustainable marine adventure that has respect for our earth’s ecology, they are highly meticulous in their choice of materials, technologies, and processes. Arksen’s key design process has been developed to minimise negative environmental impact, and to optimise recyclability as much as possible. The Arksen 85 is a prime example of this – a long range explorer vessel with elegant design, her lush interior utilises a range of sustainable materials, including soft furnishings made with recycled plastic bottles. With a fully hybrid system with a 7,000-mile range, she is guaranteed to push the envelope of fuel efficiency, silent running, and solar energy to provide each owner with zero-carbon electrical power.

For Arksen, sustainability is not just a marketing tool, it is the very stitching that holds the fabric of their work together. By collaborating with manufacturing and engineering companies that share the same holistic and environmental values, this allows their own designers to understand their own limitations, and ultimately move forward in the right direction.

"Ownership of an Arksen is not a status symbol. It is a statement of intent. Designed for explorers – made for adventure."

If you’re seeking a sustainable approach to yachting with unlimited access to the beauty that our oceans have to offer, look no further than Arksen.

"Ownership of an Arksen is not a status symbol. It is a statement of intent. Designed for explorers – made for adventure."

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"Ownership of an Arksen is not a status symbol. It is a statement of intent. Designed for explorers – made for adventure."

Arksen
By Heather Collier