The Italian shipbuilder Arcadia Yachts introduced a new version of its 85-foot Arcadia yacht that has been altered to meet the demands of the U.S. market during the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show
Arcadia Yachts is an Italian yard that was established six years ago aiming to provide megayacht customers with anything but traditional-looking craft, in combination with more usable space. The shipyard is named after a mythological place Arcadia that was the home of Pan, the Greek God of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds and is therefore often associated with natural splendor. Though its first model, the Arcadia 85, premiered in Europe in 2010, the U.S. version of the Arcadia 85 keeps the series’ emphasis on strikingly different looks, layouts, and equipment.
Described as a floating mansion, the Arcadia 85 is an ideal relaxing getaway that invites owners and guests to indulge in primarily single-level living and the great outdoors in ways that no other yacht offers. The Arcadia 85 U.S. Edition has an adapted layout with an open galley, a dressing area in the VIP cabin, and space for a clothes washer and dryer. The U.S. version is also equipped with a more powerful air-conditioning system and increased insulation, ensuring maximum comfort for its guests. Besides the 26 meter semi planing superyacht boasts excellent utilization of every single available internal and external space on board through the linear design of the superstructure and the vertical line of the bow.
Another unique feature on board the Arcadia 85 is the integration of solar panels with navigation performance, further establishing the Italian Arcadia shipyard as one of the most environmentally friendly dedicated shipyards in the industry. It is affixed with 431 square feet of photovoltaic solar panels, which generate enough electricity to power all of the boat’s onboard functions. The panels serve a few purposes, such as powering much of the hotel load. That frees up the two 25-kW Kohler gensets for the 180,000-Btu Condaria air-conditioning system, all of which are more powerful than their counterparts on the European version of the Arcadia 85. The solar panels further assist with thermal insulation. Each can open or close like a louver to control the sunlight entering the all-glass superstructure.
Accommodations aboard the Arcadia 85 include master stateroom, a VIP, and two twin staterooms. The master gets the most ports with the small center one opening for ventilation. Satin-finished pale woods on the wall combine and contrast with high-gloss dark timbers for nightstands and other furnishings. The space features a plush, large bed, lounge chairs and opulent en suite facilities. The headboard is white lacquer, sculpted to mimic waves. The large VIP cabin is furnished with a large double bed and plenty of storage, whilst the remaining two cabins are twin cabins. Four crew are also accommodated for on board, with spacious accommodation found in the bow of the vessel which can be easily accessed through the wheelhouse.
Powered by twin MAN diesel engines of R6-730hp each ( additional optional engines are 2xMAN 800hp), Arcadia 85 U.S. Edition has a maximum speed of 18.5 knots. She has the ability to comfortably cruise at a speed of 16.5 knots as well as 12 knots, the latter giving her a range of 850 nm in total.
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