Arcadia Yachts, an eco-friendly Italian shipyard, announced the US debut of Arcadia 85 in its US edition. With Arcadia 85 US edition a new way to experience the sea gets to the USA as well, with both technical innovation and ethical values.
Overall layout and design
The layout and the functional living concepts of Arcadia 85 US Edition are the result of a construction evolution: the linear design of the superstructure and the vertical line of the bow allow a better use of every single available internal/external space. Living capacity is wider than other yachts of the same size.
The design of Arcadia 85 reflects simple and understated styling with an harmonious blend between the indoor and outdoor areas. Her deckhouse has been made almost entirely out of double layered reflecting glass, giving the interior a bright and airy feel. The sliding over-head and lateral blinds can provide privacy and shade, as required by the owner and his guests once in port or in bay. Arcadia 85 impressive aft-deck lounge (8,50mt in length) features a well protected cockpit, perfect for dining, as well as large sunbathing area towards the stern of the yacht.
Interiors and life on board
Arcadia 85 is designed to be a family yacht, combining different exterior functions in one single deck, giving guests the possibility to spend more time together. While interiors profit by the advanced aesthetic sensation of “open space” and closer contact with nature thanks to the full “floor-to-ceiling” windows.
The yacht has four guest cabins at the lower deck, including the owner’s cabin adminship. The room is unusually large with a beautiful en suite head. The large VIP cabin forward is fitted with double bed and dressing, and there are also two more twin cabins. The bow offers space for a 4 crew, accessible through the wheel-house: a remarkable space has been assigned to the crew and technical areas, including the tender garage where a 4+ meter tender and 2 seater Jet Ski can easily be stored.
Arcadia 85 main saloon is more intimate and provides space for up to 8 guests. However, the aft deck being well protected against the elements, gives a larger possibility to guest to spend most of the time there, instead of inside. The interior of the yacht features modern furniture by well known best of “made in Italy” design brands, such as Poltrone Frau, Cassina and Schiffini. Almost all the interiors are composed of loose pieces of furniture, thus giving the option of modular layouts. In the US version, Arcadia 85 has an opens-paced galley to the dining area.
Advanced engineering for the best shape hull and eco-powering
Arcadia 85 is a semi-planing yacht. Its particular hull (NPL) is named after the National Physical Laboratory of England where tests were conducted to determine the best shape hull and the best ratio length-beam in terms of hydrodynamic efficiency. Studies and tests were implemented by Arcadia’s technical department as well as hull shape – prior to adopt the NPL as Arcadia’s Hulls with the result of excellent sea keeping qualities and noise reduction for an exceptional comfort while cruising or at anchor.
Arcadia 85 hull is built in gel coat and reinforced fiberglass with vinylester resin for the three external layers. Sides are built in PVC sandwich with fiberglass. This particular structure makes an Arcadia yacht considerably light and durable for its size. The advanced semi-planing hull which allows efficient performances together with the very light superstructure in aluminum significantly reduces weight and fuel consumption and related running costs of its low-power engines .
The uniqueness of Arcadia’s project is finding in the design solution to integrate solar panels into a yacht with navigation performance. Yard’s passion for solar technology and clean mobility is finally expressed in this 26mt length and 7.15 width yacht equipped with 40sqm of photovoltaic panels each composed of hundreds of high performance solar cells. That’s how and where any Arcadia yacht get all the energy for the equipment on board: showers, wc, fridge and lights.
The 25.90 metre (84.95ft) Arcadia 85 has a full load displacement of 67 tons. She is powered by twin MAN diesels R6-730hp each (optional engines 2xMAN 800hp), giving her the maximum speed of 18.5 knots and she can comfortably cruise at the speed of 16.5 knots, as well as 12.0 knots. Her range is approx 850NM @12.0 knots.
An eco-dream: Arcadia US Edition’s real innovation
Sailing, according to Arcadia’s values, is a privilege that should be experienced without ostentations, rushing or any kind of waste, to enjoy the sea whilst respecting nature. Arcadia’s ecological project has become a new point of reference for the market sector thanks to its three key philosophies.
EcoThink The green approach Arcadia Yachts has managed to bring into the nautical sector through a combination of functional design and ethical sense, respect for the environment. An ecological idea which translates into eco-friendly solutions, reducing consumption and environmental impact.
EcoTech The most advanced technological research and the best Italian creativity are used to generate innovative and efficient solutions for a new sustainable frontier in yachting: functional design to enhance ecofriendly performance, double glazing panels integrated within the superstructure to recharge batteries and reduce the use of generators, hydrodynamic efficiency, limited engine power guaranteeing low consumption, emissions and maintenance costs, waste water treatment to avoid pollution, hybrid propulsion to sail up to 8 knots with zero emissions, assembling system minimising the waste materials during the building stage.
EcoLiving Powered by renewable energy, Arcadia 85 allow owners and guests to approach everyday life on board with lowest environmental impact.