At 139 feet (42.5 meters), this megayacht, under construction on spec, is smaller than other globetrotters pursuing adventures in icy waters. However, the Arkin Pruva Explorer Ice Class meets RINA ice-class and unrestricted-navigation regulations. Further noteworthy for sensitive environments, she underwent a major reconfiguration to meet the IMO Tier III emissions regulations.
We have reported previously on how this year, Tier III regulations will impact your megayacht, regardless of the LOA or age. For new-build projects less than 500 gross tons, the regulations required compliance if the keel laying was taking place January 1 onward. Since the Arkin Pruva Explorer Ice Class yacht was already in build, she was exempt. However, build and design teams decided to upgrade her to comply. Interestingly, Turkey-based Arkin Pruva chose to foot the bill, according to Camper & Nicholsons, which has been shopping the project to entice interest. Specifically, the yard chose to do so to keep the purchase price less than €10 million (about $12.1 million). Karatas Yacht Design redesigned the engine room so that the MANs and the emission-reducing SCR exhaust machinery would fit.
Set for delivery in 2022, the steel-hulled megayacht should have a range of 4,000 nautical miles at a 9-knot cruising speed. That’s therefore plenty to take you to northern climes in the summertime, then head far south for the winter. Super-size glass panes lining the upper and main decks ensure you’ll enjoy the view regardless of season. Overall, nearly 6,997 square feet (650 square meters) of interior relaxation areas are available throughout her decks.
Naturally, those areas are yours to personalize. To whet your appetite, the build and design teams suggest a subdued, zen-like feel to the two master suites. Yes, two master suites can go aboard, one on the upper deck and one on the main deck. In fact, the main-deck suite has its own sitting and dining areas. The upper-deck suite, meanwhile, can reserve the alfresco deck space all to itself. Of course, you can keep the exterior area available to friends and family if you prefer. Two VIPs and two twins take care of your guests below decks.
Further suggestions for the Arkin Pruva Explorer Ice Class include a beach club, an aft-deck pool, and 1,098-square-foot (102-square-meter) flying bridge for lounging and dining.
Arkin Pruva Yachts arkinpruva.com
Camper & Nicholsons camperandnicholsons.com
Karatas Yacht Design kydyacht.com