Arcadia Yachts to launch new 35m superyacht next Spring
by Raphael Montigneaux
Arcadia Yachts made the buzz this year with their successful Arcadia 85 series. The first two hulls were launched in 2010, and no less than 5 other ones will be completed for 2011. But 2011 will be another key year for this young Italian yard with the launch of their flagship, the Arcadia 115.
The Arcadia 115 is the yard's first trideck motor yacht. Built in composite, she has a length of 35m. Like all the other yachts of the yard, she has an innovative design by Francesco Guida. The interior layout accommodates 10 guests in a full-beam master suite on the main deck, and 4 double cabins on the lower deck.
Guida's design follows the philosophy for a new lifestyle experience on a yacht, mainly characterised by an eco-friendly approach. The transparency of Arcadia's superstructure offers natural daylight inside, while solar panels provide enough power to limit the use of generators.
Twin 1,224hp MAN engines give the Arcadia 115 a maximum speed of approximately 19 knots, and a range up to 1,700 nautical miles. These performances reflect the eco-friendly approach again with a reduction in fuel consumption and the running costs thanks to the solar panels and the efficient hydrodynamics of the hull.
Following the lamination of the hull and the superstructure of the first Arcadia 115, the fitting out of the interior has started. She will be delivered to her French owners in mid-2011.