Italian shipyard Arcadia has lifted the lid on a new 29.3 metre model called the A96. Inspired by a growing global demand for wellness, its design has a focus on connecting with nature and improving the yacht's harmony with the surroundings.
The first unit in the A96 series is currently in build at the yard's Sorrento facilities, and Arcadia has indicated that it will be the first in a new series that blends the manoeuvrability and speed of the Sherpa range with the large volumes typical of the brand’s A range.
In the first model, the yacht's interior is by Igor Lobanov and focuses on a "multi-flexible layout" that makes full use of its 8.7 metre beam.
In a press conference, Arcadia's Francesco Ansalone said that the yacht's exterior styling includes "elements that are typically Arcadia", including "the superstructure, the use of glass and windows".
In total, the yacht offers around 400 square metres of usable space and will be equipped with solar panels that provide between eight to nine hours in silent mode.
In terms of al fresco living spaces, the yacht has an expansive beach club with unfolding bulwarks that are directly connected to the aft seating dining arrangement. This in turn is connected to the main saloon via sliding doors that promote a sense of fluidity between social areas. Elsewhere, the yacht has a large foredeck is which is perfect for more "intimate" arrangements.
The A96 will offer accommodation for guests across five cabins. Eco-friendly materials will be used throughout, working in combination with glass, marble, sculpted surfaces and an abundance of natural light.
Four Volvo IPS engines will deliver a top speed of 24 knots and a range of 600 nautical miles at 16 knots. At 10 knots the A96 will have a 2,000 nautical mile range.