Attention adventurers and conservation cruisers. If you’re seeking a journey that will take you and fellow voyagers through the Arctic, Mediterranean, and Pacific, it’s coming in 2021. The Arksen Explorers Rally will gather yachts of various types and sizes to embark on environmentally minded explorations. For itineraries, personalized logistics, and more, Arksen’s partner is the adventure specialist Pelorus.
Arksen’s founder, Jasper Smith, has made scientific programs a cornerstone of his company. Simultaneously, he wants people to get out and explore the world. He is confident that the Arksen Explorers Rally “will redefine marine-adventure travel, offering deeper, more fulfilling experiences than those currently on offer.” Jimmy Carroll, the co-founder of Pelorus, agrees. “The yachting world is changing,” he says. “There is a shift in mindset by owners and charterers that is seeing them wanting to explore further afield.” Plus, he continues, the yachting industry is becoming more environmentally conscious. “The Arksen Explorers Rally reflects all of thise and will be something not seen before in the yachting sphere,” he concludes.
Because the rally is, after all, a rally, you’ll be competing against your fellow cruisers. Specifically, as you participate in the various scientific, philanthropic, and ocean-conservation programs tailor-made for the trip (a requirement of the rally), you’ll earn “Challenge Points.” The yacht with the most points at the end of the rally gets an award.
The Arksen Explorers Rally entry cost starts at £35,000 (about $45,800 at press time) per yacht, based on a sliding scale according to LOA. Note, too, that each participating yacht must pay a carbon offset through The World Land Trust, a partner of Pelorus. The team will calculate the cost based on your yacht. Regardless, you’ll have a variety of options to participate in activities ranging from family-friendly to super-charged.
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