If a superyacht and Six Flags had a baby, it might look the epic new vessel penned by naval architect and yacht designer Aristotelis Betsis. The 331-foot explorer yacht, which has been christened Ark, is designed to cover great distances while keeping seafarers thoroughly entertained with just about any kind of vehicle you could imagine. The designer describes the vessel as a “global adventure park” for the high seas. We’d call it a play vehicle heaven.
Ark’s interior features full-height curved glass windows that offer a bright and airy ambiance. The vessel can comfortably sleep up to 18 guests across nine generous cabins, plus 45 crew. True to her class, she can carry out research, too. Ark features a spate of scientific facilities, including a fully equipped laboratory and storage spaces for specimens.
Elsewhere, there is a designated VIP space on the lower deck that has private access to the sea. This can double as an isolation room and be cordoned off should a guest need to be quarantined.
“Explorer yachts are not just a trend,” Betsis told Robb Report via email. “Exploring is a big part of yachting, hence a yacht which is capable to explore while not missing on other characteristics (such as elegance and luxury) is what I wanted Ark to be.”
Trend or not, Betsis appears to have thought of it all for this explorer—except maybe the carnival games and funnel cakes.