“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.” So says Jasper Smith, the founder of Arksen, a newcomer on the global yacht stage. The company isn’t what you’d expect. While it’s offering hard-core offshore yachts and megayachts to 98 feet (30 meters), it’s going beyond that. Arksen’s approach further includes an explorers’ club and a non-profit conservation foundation. In addition, it considers itself a technology and innovation company first.