“We set out to create a great company; one that could have a profound impact on the lives of the owners of our vessels and that could actively contribute to a better understanding of the oceans.” It’s a pretty bold—and unusual—statement from the head of a new yacht-building brand. But, then again, Jasper Smith, the founder of Arksen, is not a typical yacht builder. Neither, for that matter, is Arksen. In fact, Arksen considers itself far more than a construction company, as you’ll find out in our Megayacht News Radio podcast with Smith.
Arksen came into yachting to push the boundaries of exploration, as we’ve mentioned previously. You’ll learn more about how Smith and his team are doing so, along with the following:
- what motivated Smith to create the company
- why Arksen is a self-described “technology and innovation company,” rather than “yacht builder”
- how future-proof technology like artificial intelligence is being incorporated into every yacht and megayacht it builds
- how Arksen customers have the opportunity to contribute first-hand to ocean preservation and conservation.
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