Founders

Jasper Smith

Sophie Damman

Vala Team

Jasper Smith

Paddy Willis

Arthur Hughes

John Swingewood

Innovative marine vessels and a pioneering ownership model focused on sustainability and protecting our oceans.

Arksen is an innovation, technology and adventure company designing marine exploration vessels. They aim to create the world’s largest purpose-built private marine research fleet and to inspire a new generation of explorers, sailors, adventurers and scientists; motivating them to go further, for longer and in support of projects that empower global audiences to better understand, protect and nurture the world’s oceans

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It’s not just the financial and technical support they give that is important – Vala provides crucial emotional support with its guidance and as a mentor to the team.

Ewan Hind
Chief Operating Officer Arksen

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