Wednesday, March 29

Arksen 28, 30, To Debut at Palm Beach

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Arksen, the creative British builder, will show its new Adventure 28 and 30 for the first time in North America at the Palm Beach show, starting March 23. The boats then will head west, all the way to Arksen’s first U.S. dealer in Seattle.

Arksen was started about two years ago and makes larger expedition and explorer yachts, up to 86 feet. It makes its Adventure boats in partnership with XO boats. They’re designed to be rugged, go-anywhere vessels and they’re made with military grade aluminum.

Even if adventure boating isn’t your thing,  the company says you still can use your Arksen for 200 days a year. The pilothouse is protected, and the boat’s deep-V hulls will cut through rough water offshore.

The Arksen 30 (pictured here) is powered by a single 350-hp outboard or by twin 250-hp outboards. Top speed is more than 45 knots, and the boat has a range of about 230 nm at a 25-knot cruise.

The pilothouse is marked by wraparound windows. Everyone there has 360-degree views. There’s even a large opening sun roof overhead, and there’s also a roof rack up there to hold SUPs or water toys.

The cockpit aft has seating for six and a removable table. The bulwarks are high for safety.

Inside, there’s one seat at the helm; the wheel is wrapped in leather. A galley is aft on the starboard side, while there’s seating for half a dozen around a table on the port side.

The Arksen 30 has an electric head and a berth for two below; two more can sleep in the pilothouse.

Arksen is the brainchild of Jasper Smith, a high-tech entrepreneur who founded Playjam, the mammoth games network. He wanted to build environmentally friendly expedition yachts for rough waters anywhere in the world. Arksen has created an in-house Explorers’ Club to provide logistical support to help owners start their own adventures.

Specs.: LOA: 31’2”; Beam: 8’2”; Draft: 2’11”; Disp.: 7,200 lbs.; Fuel: 118 gals.; Water: NA; Power: 1x 350-hp outboard or 2×250-hp outboards. Read more at and see the video below:


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