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

Owners of Hull No. 1 will embark on a world tour while also conducting research and conservation work.
Arksen 85 Morning-Lake-03

Arksen has announced that it has completed the sale of its first Arksen 85 explorer vessel. Scheduled for delivery in spring 2022, "Project Ocean" is a capable and efficient vessel designed to access and explore far-flung regions with family use in mind.

The company will now begin the build of Hull No. 2 in April, with delivery scheduled for late 2022. Additionally, a third 85 will begin late this year for delivery in early 2023.

"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" said Arksen COO Ewan Hind.

The initial itinerary for the owners of Hull No. 1 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, U.S. and Canada. Longer term, the owners plan to fulfill 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 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.