Exterior Designer/ Naval Architect: Humphreys Yacht Design

Interior Designer/ Designer: Design Unlimited

Shipyard/ Completion Centre: Arksen

Photography: Arksen

Arksen’s 85 is a remarkable long-distance explorer vessel, meticulously crafted to meet the needs of its discerning clientele. The client, well-versed in offshore cruising, sought a vessel that would not only provide comfort but also ensure safety and reliability during extensive voyages across the globe. Arksen took this challenge head-on, designing a yacht with autonomy for long-distance cruising, economical propulsion, and robust energy management systems.

At the heart of the Arksen 85’s design is a commitment to blending practicality with opulence. The interior exudes a boutique hotel ambiance, with unique accent colours that create a playful yet luxurious atmosphere. Each space is carefully crafted to offer variety and comfort, providing a respite from the challenges of long ocean crossings. The main saloon, a focal point for family gatherings, casual board games and movie nights, fostering a sense of connection among loved ones.

But it’s not just about luxury; functionality and efficiency are equally prioritised. Collaborating closely with captains and crew, Arksen ensured that every aspect of the vessel, from the galley to the helm station, was designed for seamless operation. Custom storage solutions for board games and easy access maintenance points exemplify this attention to detail.

Moreover, sustainability is at the core of Arksen’s design. They use sustainable timber and recycled materials without compromising on quality or luxury. This dedication extends to the vessel’s systems, the Arksen 85 packs a lot of high- end technology into a small package while maintaining the comfort and functionality of a premium luxury yacht.

Arksen 85 strikes a perfect balance between rugged capability and elegant design. From the exterior seating options to the interior finishes, every element is thoughtfully curated to provide an unparalleled experience for owners and crew alike. With a focus on interconnection and practicality, Arksen continues to redefine the standards of exploration vessels, embodying their vision of sustainable, functional, and beautiful craftsmanship.