Italian builder of eco-friendly luxury yachts Arcadia presents the Arcadia 85 in its US-Edition at Art Basel Miami.

The design of the Arcadia 85 follows function. The vertical bow and linear designed superstructure allow using the maximum size of the yacht. So the living capacity is much more than on other yachts in the same size. The uniqueness of Arcadia’s project is finding in the design solution to integrate solar panels into a yacht with navigation performance.

Yard’s passion for solar technology and clean mobility is finally expressed in this 26mt length and 7.15 width yacht equipped with 40sqm of photovoltaic panels each composed of hundreds of high-performance solar cells. That’s how and where any Arcadia yacht gets all the energy for the equipment on board: showers, WC, fridge and lights.

The design of Arcadia 85 reflects simple and understated styling with a harmonious blend between the indoor and outdoor areas. Her deckhouse has been made almost entirely out of double layered reflecting glass, giving the interior a bright and airy feel. The sliding overhead and lateral blinds can provide privacy and shade, as required by the owner and his guests once in port or in a bay. Arcadia 85’s impressive aft deck lounge (8,50 m in length) features a well-protected cockpit, perfect for dining, as well as large sunbathing area towards the stern of the yacht.

Arcadia 85 US-Edition

What are the changes to the Med-Version? Here are the key features:

Technical aspects

  • Generators enhanced to support more powerful air conditioning
  • Powered Air conditioning system
  • Insulation increased to improve the onboard comfort according to warmer and more humid climate
  • The electrical system conforms to US standards

Design / Layout Aspects

  • Interiors and exteriors solutions adapted to the needs of the US market
  • Open-spaced galley (Schiffini design) to the dining area of the main salon as special request from the US market
  • Vip cabin with dressing area
  • Washing machine/dryer cabinet located in the guest cabins corridor

Arcadia 85 is a semi-planing yacht. Its particular hull (NPL) is named after the National Physical Laboratory of England where tests were conducted to determine the best shape hull and the best ratio length-beam in terms of hydrodynamic efficiency.

Studies and tests were implemented by Arcadia’s technical department as well as hull shape – prior to adopting the NPL as Arcadia’s Hulls with the result of excellent sea keeping qualities and noise reduction for an exceptional comfort while cruising or at anchor.

Arcadia 85 hull is built in gel coat and reinforced fiberglass with vinyl ester resin for the three external layers. Sides are built in PVC sandwich with fiberglass. This particular structure makes an Arcadia yacht considerably light and durable for its size.  The advanced semi-planing hull which allows efficient performances together with the very light superstructure in aluminum significantly reduces weight and fuel consumption and related running costs of its low-power engines .

Arcadia 85 in living pictures (French)

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Main specifications

Length over all:25.90 m
Beam:7.15 m
Draft:1.65 m
Engines:2 x 730 hp (MAN R6)
Max. Speed:18.5 knots
Cruising Speed:16.5 knots
Fuel Capacity:6.000 l
Water Capacity:1.700 l
ARCADIA 85 Main Deck
Main Deck
ARCADIA 85 Cabins Deck
Cabins Deck

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