First photos of stunning Arcadia 85s
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:44 AM
Arcadia Yachts – the innovative and unique "eco-friendly" Italian shipyard – has the pleasure to announce the world debut of Arcadia 85S, the all-new "special" edition of the Arcadia 85 with sky- lounge, at the next Cannes Yachting Festival (6th to the 11st of September 2016).
After the delivery to its American Owner, last May 2016, Arcadia 85 hull#1 will be ready for sea trials and international media visits in Cote d'Azur - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 6.30pm along with Sherpa and A100.
Arcadia 85S is designed to be a family yacht, which combines different exterior functions – actually over two decks, giving guests more possibility to spend time together. While interiors profit by the advanced aesthetic sensation of “open space” and closer contact with nature thanks to the the full "floor-to-ceiling" windows.
The layout and the functional living concepts of Arcadia 85S 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 uniqueness of Arcadia’s project is finding in the design solution to integrate solar panels into a yacht with navigation performance.
Arcadia 85S hull #1 has improved her soundproofing capacity index, replacing the PVC, for the fore part of the hull, with Balsa core sandwich structure. 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 25.90 metre (84.95ft) Arcadia 85S has a full load displacement of 67 tons. She is powered by twin MAN diesels R6-730hp each (optional engines 2xMAN 1000hp), giving her the maximum speed of 18 knots and she can comfortably cruise at the speed of 16 knots, as well as 12.0 knots. Her range is approx 850NM @12.0 knots.
INNOVATIVE FLY BRIDGE
Arcadia 85S features on this “special edition” a new sky-lounge concept, convertible into a sheltered third-deck, completely closed and protected by 360 degree openable windows that can be raised up to meet the hard-top, exactly as it happens for the cars. Therefore the whole upper- deck area becomes much more flexible and usable with any weather condition, being air- conditioned in very hot climes or bad weather, or left open and aired if needed, as per any traditional sky-lounge. On the third deck are fitted the wheelhouse, a lounge with sofas and coffee tables, wet-bar and, externally in the aft, a sun-deck.
NPL HULL AND PERFORMANCE
Arcadia 85S has a semi-displacement hull, NPL type. This kind of hull is named after the National Physical Laboratory of England where tests were conducted to determine its shape for the best ratio of length to beam in terms of hydrodynamic efficiency. Studies were implemented by Arcadia’s technical department prior to adopting the NPL as Arcadia’s hull, resulting in excellent sea keeping qualities and noise reduction, for exceptional comfort. This advanced hull, together with the light Arcadia superstructure, allows very satisfactory performance with low-power engines. It significantly reduces fuel consumption and related running costs compared to other yachts of similar dimensions.
ADDITIONAL ENERGY FROM SOLAR PANELS
Solar cells of latest generation are integrated between external and internal surface of double- glazing panels fitted on top of the largest part of the superstructure.
The 36ksqm of solar panels - each composed of hundreds of high performance solar cells - installed onboard the Arcadia 85S, an advanced and ecological system, supplies up to 3,5kw, are enough to guarantee self sufficiency energy for many equipments and electrical systems, like refrigerators, water circulation, toilettes, lights, A/V, electronics, while recharging batteries. Lets say, the power needed on board while at anchor, excluding the air conditioning system, is supplied "free of charge" all day long by the solar panels system and convertor rather than the generators. It results in a significant saving of diesel oil, less pollution and more comfort on board thanks to the substantial reduction of noise, vibration, no gas emission while enjoying your time close to the swim platform. Each double-glazing panel contains a special gas named Krypton, which guarantees a high thermo-isolating coefficient, up to 18° of thermal cooling between interior and exterior temperatures, the equivalent of a 20 cm brick wall.
DESIGN AND LAYOUT
The design Francesco Guida - Arcadia 85S 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. Arcadia 85S 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.
The Arcadia 85S hull#1 has four guest cabins at the lower deck, including the spectacular owner's cabin adminship. The room is unusually large with a stunningly 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 of the yacht offers space for 4 of crew. 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 85S 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 B&B. Almost all the interiors are composed of loose pieces of furniture, thus giving the option of modular layouts. In this version, Arcadia 85 has an open-spaced galley to the dining area.