Arcadia: The 36 Metre World Cruising Yacht


In September 2011, the 36 metre explorer Arcadia completed her east-west transit of the North West Passage – at the time, she was only the 159th vessel to do so in the 108 years since records began.

Arcadia is not a steel-bound ice breaker but an elegant luxury yacht, constructed from aluminium, with some components fabricated in carbon composite. Her owner always envisaged that she was a globe-trotting yacht with the ability to go anywhere in comfort and style. We certainly did try to allude to high latitudes and explorer tendencies and create a visual heritage that she has evidently lived up to in real life, circumnavigating the globe three times since.

Arcadia cruises at 10 knots and reaches a top speed of 14.0 knots. She can sleep up to eight guests and caters for a crew of seven.

The North West Passage has been described as the Everest of sailing and we look forward to applying our knowledge to design more boats for your future adventures there.

With an LOA of 36 metres, Arcadia was built by Royal Huisman.

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