Project Pelagos sold by Arksen


UK-based shipbuilder, Arksen has sold Project Pelagos, the second hull in its Arksen 85 flagship series. The firm, based out of the Wight Shipyard in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, currently has the 27.3m vessel in-build and is due for delivery in November 2022.

The name of the yacht has been chosen by the owner, as Pelagos is the Greek word for open sea.

Arksen’s head of sales, John Solomon, said: “I recall my very first conversation with the new owner of Pelagos. As he described the key criteria for his family’s next vessel and the adventures that they wished to undertake, it quickly became clear to both he and I that the Arksen 85 was an ideal fit. He wanted to achieve trans-ocean cruising, high efficiency, the ability to explore high and low latitudes, easy operation, and low maintenance while having the latest proven and reliable technology.”

The yacht features exterior design from Humphreys Yacht Design, while her interiors have been penned by Design Unlimited, who have worked closely with the shipyard on the first two units. 

Jasper Smith, Arksen, founder, said: “We didn’t want to be just another boatbuilder, we want to provide our owners with the opportunity for life-enhancing experiences to help foster a greater connection between humanity and the ocean. With a more sustainable approach in design, construction and operation of our vessels, we strive to be part of the important transition within the marine industry.”

The third hull of the unit is schedule to begin construction toward the end of 2021 with a delivery date of summer 2023. The first unit on the other hand will be launched in the summer of 2022.