Arcadia Yachts announced the launch of two hulls in May: the sixteenth A85 and the third A105. Two more models are already being assembled.
At the Italian shipyard, there is always a hull and a deck on spec, ready for the fitting out of each model, as well as a “ready to sail” model of the A85, Sherpa XL and Sherpa, thus demonstrating financial solidity and considerably reducing delivery times to the owner.
The third hull Arcadia A105 is very different from the #2 hull unveiled at the last Cannes Yachting Festival 2018. There is still a great deal of attention to eco-sustainability, which is also reflected in the use of solar panels. However, the third hull will differ from its predecessor in its use, since it will also work in the charter market, sailing six months in the Mediterranean and six months between the Caribbean islands.
For this reason, the internal layout has been revised, with four cabins and the forward area that houses a lounge designed to be transformed into a fifth cabin with sofa bed. Creating a real semi-custom yacht, Arcadia has not only revised the layout, but also the fabrics and materials. Light and lively colors prevail on board, contrasting with white.
THE “GREEN FACTOR” OF ARCADIA
Solar panels that reduce to the point of eliminating the use of the generator when at anchor, thermally insulated windows, high-efficient semi-displacement hulls that allow a considerable reduction in consumption: these are some of the “green factors” that Arcadia proposes to offer a more eco-sustainable sailing experience. The shipyard also continues to invest in research and development to maintain a balance between design, sustainability, safety and ease of use.
The new A85s and A105s will be on display at the next Cannes Yachting Festival 2019 (10-15 September), along with the Sherpa XL, which is making its world debut.
(Arcadia Yachts, two new launches for an increasingly “green” market – Barchemagazine.com – June 2019)