UK boatbuilder Arksen has announced the official launch of Project Pelagos, their 85ft Explorer vessel from the Isle of Wight. The new and privately owned Project Pelagos has hit the water for the first time and will complete sea trials ahead of handover to the client. This is one of two Arksen 85 vessels currently in build by Arksen.
The Arksen 85 is an efficient long-range explorer, equally capable of taking on global adventures or enjoying a weekend cruising with family and friends. Taking the same efficient hull design and three-deck formation as all Arksen 85s, Project Pelagos’ interior yacht design has been fully customized to the owner’s tastes. The immediate use of the vessel will be for the owner to enjoy family time in the Mediterranean, with goals to head further afield in the future.
A large, open-plan family space welcomes you onboard, with comfortable alfresco dining options to enjoy the Mediterranean sun and climate. Once inside, the interior remains relaxed and comfortable for family and friends to gather. The owner has also opted to replace the standard snug for a captain’s cabin so they can maintain a full three guest cabins and owner’s suite without compromising on crew quarters.
Arksen’s Sales & Marketing Director, Dominic Bryne comments, “The launch of this vessel comes at a very exciting stage of development for the company. 2023 has already been a big year for us and with new ownership models and additional products in the pipeline we have not finished yet. We can’t wait to see the vessel off on her adventures and find out what marine science they are able to support as part of that journey.”
Attracted to Arksen’s philosophy on reducing emissions while giving back to the ocean, the owner of Project Pelagos shares, “Buying into Arksen’s unique concept is giving the new generation of these explorer enthusiasts the possibility, not just to visit the last great wilderness of our planet, but also to contribute to its protection and regeneration actively. I believe this pioneering and refreshing path that Arksen is taking will make them a driving force in the future of the explorer yacht industry.”
The fellow Arksen 85, Project Ocean, will launch later this year with more details to come.