When luxury and exploration can be environmentally responsible

The NEW 38m ARCANA from YPI


Yachting Partners International (YPI) is pleased to present the latest design from Viareggio-based Horacio Bozzo Design, and renowned French shipyard, JFA, for the 35 metre explorer yacht, ARCANA, packed with new technology and based on an environmentally respectful concept by Hansen Marine Exploration.


ARCANA is designed for those searching for an efficient, environmentally respectful and highly performant explorer, built to the highest of commercial and yachting standards, at a size that offers volume and comfort with exceptional maneuverability and stability for access to the most shallow of ports and anchorages without impacting the environment.


Hansen Marine Exploration commissioned us to design an expedition yacht to safely and efficiently explore the oceans with minimum impact to the environment​.
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ARCANA includes facilities for a three-seater submarine with a proprietary system that can launch and recover the sub without any need for a traditional crane thus avoiding an excessive angle of heel.

For Russell Crump, YPI Director of Sales, and lead broker representing ARCANA, a lot of thought went into ensuring the vessel functions in harmony with the nature around her.

"Her Dynamic Positioning allows ARCANA to stay on location without anchors, so no damage is caused to fragile sea beds such as coral reefs. Her shallow draft combined with the exceptional maneuverability provided by her azimuth propellers, makes her remarkably suited to the safe exploration of near shore areas, rivers and lagoons. And in fact, considerations for the environment go further with the inclusion of an efficient and compact state-of-the-art diesel-electric power system providing power flexibility and fuel efficiency."

Russell Crump, YPI Director of Sales


  • Built/Refit: 2018
  • Builder: JFA
  • Naval Architect:  Horacio Bozzo
  • Length: 38m (126ft)
  • Draft: 3m (9ft)
  • ​Beam: 9m (28ft)GRT: 360 Tons
  • Construction: Steel
  • Guests: 12
  • Cabins: 6  (4 double + 2 twin)
  • Crew:  7
  The DNA of a real explorer and the charm and comfort of a yacht.


  • Eco-friendly design, with minimum emissions and noise (green and clean ship certifications)
  • Exceptional comfort, stability and safety with state-of-the-art propulsion and roll suppression systems
  • Dynamic positioning and manoeuvrability using azimuth thrusters
  • Equipment and facilities forsubmarine exploration, including an innovative yacht submarine launching and recovery platform
  • A luxury yacht with real explorer technology and capability
"ARCANA, is not only a real explorer yacht (with potential ice-class capacity) and a ground-breaking multi-purpose submarine launch, it is also an acutely well-conceived design packed with technology and innovation to allow for environmentally efficient world-wide cruising and exploration with the comfort, space and luxury you would expect from the finest luxury yacht build."

Mark Duncan, YPI Commercial & Marketing Director

“ARCANA has been able to reduce, as much as possible, her ecological footprint, from conception to operation. She complies with the most stringent environmental protection requirements of the maritime industry, starting with the latest IMO Tier 3 Emissions regulation, even though such significant limitations of engine emissions are not mandatory in this size range. This goes along with the sourcing of materials, teak for instance, from sustainable origins, the use of non-toxic antifouling coating for the hull and a complete self-contained sewage and garbage system to avoid dumping grey water in pristine seas,” explains Eric Hansen of Hansen Marine Exploration, the company behind the ARCANA concept. 


For more information and full specifications for ARCANA please contact:

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Russell CrumpYPI Sales Director
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