Spotlight: Arkin Pruva's in-build Ice Class explorer

4 March 2021

A true explorer yacht should have three things: an Ice Class hull, ocean-transitting range and floor-to-ceiling windows serving unsurpassed views from every deck. Arkin Pruva's in-build 42.5 metre Ice Class hull ticks all the boxes for a 21st-century polar explorer, with room to spare for a few cool customisations too.

With 90 square metres of space to play with, the aft deck can be configured as a vast exterior lounge, a platform to carry tenders and toys for exploring ashore, or can even host an infinity-edge pool. While a swimming pool may not be considered as 'essential' on a yacht built for high latitude cruising, it's the perfect option for an owner splitting their time between the warm waters of the Caribbean and the frozen fields of the Arctic.

Supersized glass panels hug the main and upper decks, bathing the interior in natural light while offering owners the 'view-factor' in return. Spanning four decks, this explorer is home to nearly 650 square metres of living space with accommodation for a total of 12 guests. The master stateroom sits on the upper deck with its own terrace aft and access to a second sun lounge at the bow.

Construction is already well underway at the Arkin Pruva shipyard in Turkey's Antalya Free Zone. The Explorer Ice Class will be built to RINA ice-class with unrestricted navigation and new owners will benefit from a recent engine upgrade to comply with the latest IMO Tier III emissions regulations at no extra cost.

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