Arkadia is a traditional full-displacement steel hull with an exterior designed by Clifford Denn and characterised by a flared, bulbous bow and a bold profile inspired by classic car design. Her contemporary Reymond Langton-designed interiors can host ten guests in five suites, with the master on the main deck forward and the four guest cabins on the lower deck.
Features on board this superyacht include a tender and toy storage on the fore deck as well as an elegant beach club with a dedicated wellness area. Despite her spacious layout, Arkadia remains under 500GT.
The design of Arkadia has been described by Heesen's Mark Cavendish as 'timeless yet sporty", a look achieved by having 'Heesen’s traditional pelican bow, with its reversed sheer line, perfectly integrated into the curvaceous shapes introduced by Clifford Denn'.
'The grilles on the main deck aft fashion plates and navigation lights, for example, are only few of the automotive design details that lend contemporary appeal' stated Cavendish, noting that 'Austin Healey, Old Porsche, and Alfa Spider are the cars that inspired the exterior design'. Cavendish further added 'Clifford has made us proud by creating something refreshingly new while respecting and interpreting the Heesen family feeling'.
Described by the shipyard as 'a true bluewater motor yacht', Project Triton is powered by twin MTU 8V4000 M63 engines that allow her to reach a top speed of 15 knots. At a cruising speed of 12 knots she has a a transoceanic range of 3,800 nautical miles.
Project Triton is the second new 50 metre Steel Class and will be the sister ship to Omaha, which was delivered in July 2018.
Images courtesy of Dick Holthuis