First Arcadia 100 yacht launched and named Aria S
by Chris Jefferies
The first hull in the Arcadia Yachts 100 series has been launched for an Italian owner and named Aria S, the Naples-based yard has confirmed.
Developed in collaboration with Francesco Guida, this 31.06 metre yacht was sold last June and made her public debut earlier this week at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Aria S is a five-cabin yacht with the owner’s suite forward on the main deck offering 180-degree views out to sea and opening directly on to a private sun deck on the bow. The superstructure of this area is composed of large glass panels fitted with 50 square metres of photovoltaic cells in between two layers of glazing. These can generate up to 5KW, which can be used to power all of the electrical systems on board this eco-friendly superyacht, apart from the air conditioning system.
Two VIP cabins and two guest cabins are situated on the lower deck, with en-suite bathrooms finished in splashes of Ferrari Rosso red, as designed by the Italian artist Alex Turco.
_Aria S _has a total interior volume of just under 200GT, thanks to her beam of 7.75 metres, which is particularly broad for this size yacht. As a result, the crew area is spacious and well finished, while the garage has space for a 5.6 metre tender and a pair of Jet Skis as well.
The main deck, directly connected to the cockpit, features both saloon and dining area, creating a single, bright and airy space. The whole living area can be transformed into a patio at sea with sliding doors and fold-out superyacht terraces on both sides.
The flybridge has been designed so it can convert into a skylounge, with glass panels rising out of the bulwarks to completely seal off this air-conditioned area.
For added thermal insulation, all of the glass panels are filled with the inert gas Krypton, which provides up to 18-degrees of thermal cooling from outdoor to indoor temperatures. Arcadia Yachts claims that this is equivalent to the insulation provided by 20cm brick wall.
Aria S rides on an innovative, semi-displacement hull developed by the National Physical Laboratory in the UK. Coupling this hull with a lightweight superstructure, means she requires only twin 1,000hp MAN V8 engines to reach her top speed of 18 knots.