Arksen has announced the launch of its new Adventure Syndicate, a club through which members enjoy the shared ownership of Arksen vessels through a multi-year cruising programme that includes the great explorer routes used by Cook, Nansen, Scott, Cousteau and Tilman.
“Arksen has always been about offering our community new experiences and the chance to embark on life-enhancing adventures and we want to make these opportunities as widely available as we can. The Arksen Adventure Syndicate has been designed very much with families in mind and our aim is to provide everything they need to embark on a remarkable journey together,” explains Jasper Smith, founder of Arksen.
It has been a year since Arksen first launched at the 2019 Düsseldorf Boat Show, and the team have returned to the 2020 event where interested parties will have their first opportunity to sign up to the new syndicate model. The syndicate approach is currently being offered on the Arksen 70 and 85 units, however, Arksen does also have a 30m model in its range.
“By creating a fully managed syndicate around a vessel, we are essentially offering all the ‘good bits’ without the hassle and frustration of paying to own all of a boat that you may not be able to make full use of. We aim to enable more people to explore now and discover new destinations, whilst sharing our passion and continued support to save our oceans,” continues Smith.
Members combine to buy the vessel, which is then managed by a professional crew and made available for the member’s use in proportion to their share of ownership. Twenty-five weeks per year will be allocated across all co-owners and the vessels will operate in a specified cruising ground: Europe, the Americas, Asia and Global. Members from a syndicate can swap weeks in one cruising area for another, so they will not be limited to the location of the boat they own. The logistics and support will be provided by the Arksen Explorers’ Club.
Each vessel within the syndicate makes the 10% for the Ocean pledge, donating 10% of its operating time to scientific work, and the syndicate members are encouraged to be actively involved. Members will also have the support of the Arksen Explorers’ Club, who can provide logistical, administrative and operational support and the chance to join the Arksen Explorers Rally, an epic cruising adventure open to those with a suitable vessel.
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