Say hello to Sustainability on the Sea! In combining technology and environmental good at one place, UK-based company – Arksen has unveiled a new explorer yacht that is all set to set sail in the spring of 2022. Yes, that’s right!
Touted to be the first explorer vessel by the marquee, the Arksen 85 “Project Ocean,” as it is called, has gone into production at the Wight Shipyard Company in the UK with a timeline to take a sail in the next two years. The eco-friendly 85-footer is made using recycled aluminum and plastic bottles and is designed for off-grid adventures while bringing in a new spin on marine design.
The uncycled vessel features four cabins that will accommodate up to 12 passengers and a full-beam master suite complete with a multi-purpose library, study, media room, and children’s cabin. The yacht boasts a cruising speed of 9-11 knots, a top speed of 14 knots, and a maximum range of up to 7,000nm. Its solar capacity will further generate up to 7kW of zero-carbon electrical power to support heating and ventilation systems onboard.
Commenting on it, Tom Humphreys, Co-Director of Humphreys Yacht Design(who helped to create the exterior design and naval architecture of the yacht) said, “Arksen’s dedication to researching and understanding our impact on the environment will be invaluable in helping to re-shape the development of leisure-vessel production in the motor yacht sector,” He further added, “The efficient design, sustainable technologies and long-range capabilities of the Arksen fleet are more important than ever today. We think it’s fascinating, the right product at the right time.”
The Arksen 85 “Project Ocean” also features a full hybrid propulsion system and energy management control by Praxis Automation Technology. The superyacht will take approximately 18-months to build and will be routinely used to conduct research and conservation projects through the Arksen Foundation on completion. Well, marine adventures sure can’t get better than this!
[Via: Super Yacht Times]