FOR.TH 47m Arcadia Hot Lab

FOR.TH - 47m by Arcardia Yachts

Arcadia Yachts presents FOR.TH a new 47m motor yacht concept designed by Hot Lab.

Arcadia is known for their approach creating eco-friendly motor yachts with extensive use of solar panels to reduce the use of generators that is also a goal for the comfort at anchor with less noise and smell. Furthermore, the yard has an eye to be eco-friendly during the production of the yachts.

One of the eye-catching features is the large open aft deck with sun beds and a big lounge that reminds a bit of the SHERPA model.

FOR.TH 47m Arcadia Hot Lab
FOR.TH 47m Arcadia Hot Lab
FOR.TH 47m Arcadia Hot Lab

The sun deck has a size of 78 sqm and offers a transparent Jacuzzi, a bar and another area with sunbeds and seating area. One step down to the upper deck, there can be found another bar. The interior part (aka sky lounge) of the yacht features full-height windows. This upper deck contains also the home of the captain with direct access to the wheelhouse.

The 51 sqm owner’s suite with office and lateral terrace is placed on the main deck. Behind that area is the 53 sqm main salon with full-height windows

The lower deck has two VIP cabins with a size of 29 sqm and two 16 sqm twin-bed guest cabins. At the aft is the gym with a glass sliding to door the large fixed bathing platform.

The 47m yacht has a beam of 9m and the first one with a steel hull by the yard.

Statement by the yard:

“Ultimately, this is an extremely innovative and revolutionary yacht that maintains the exclusive ARCADIA styling, a yacht that continues to confirm the yard’s role as a trailblazer and protagonist in what will be 21st Century yachting.”


Arcadia 100 - Greener Luxury Yachting

Arcadia Yachts is an interesting brand for people who wants to own a luxury yacht with the approach to be green. The yard presents now the Arcadia 100.

Update: Together with Hot Lab Yacht & Design, the shipyard presents the Arcadia 100+ with some improvements.

Arcadia uses a number of optimizations to offer a yacht that uses fewer resources with the same luxury yacht lifestyle to other yachts. The yard optimized the hydrodynamic of the semi-displacement hull, integrated solar panels to power most of the equipment and the electrical appliances, such as fridges, water pump, WCs, lights, A/V, electronics and recharge batteries while at anchor to reduce the use of diesel generators. Also, the yard minimizes waste materials during production and pain process.

The use of solar panels is not just a question of pollution, there is also no vibration, noise or diesel smell for more comfort. Arcadia uses a new generation of monocrystalline cells with eight rather than four sides each which improve their efficiency.

Ugo Pellegrino – Sole Director at Arcadia Yachts comments:

“The power generated at 24V goes directly to the battery pack and then via an inverter is converted to 220V and then sent to throughout the entire boat.”.

The Arcadia 100 is powered by twin MAN V8 engines with 1,000 hp each. The engines power her up to 18 knots maximum speed. The cruising speed is named with 16 knots. Fuel consumption can be reduced down to 50 liters per hour only at a speed of 10 knots. The stern garage hosts a RIB tender up to 4.45m and two jet skis.

The A100 is available in a four and a five-cabin version. The first unit – M/Y Aria S – has the five-cabin layout with the master suite on the main deck located forward. The forward location has full-height windows on the side and glazed ceilings to enjoy an 180-degree view.

On the lower deck is a 35 m² full-beam VIP cabin with two bathrooms, lounge/office and TV area. There is also an option to transform the suite into two cabins with a sliding door.

The sun deck with the flybridge has the option close it completely to a third deck by rising windows like in a car. It protects from bad weather but can also be air-conditioned. The aka sky lounge has sofas, wet bar and a sunbathing area.

Main Specifications

Length over all:31.06 m
Length waterline:27.70 m
Beam:7.75 m
Draft:2.00 m
Solar Panel Energy4 KW
Engine:2 x MAN V8 (1000 HP)
Cruising Speed:16 knots
Maximum Speed:18 knots
Generator (Med / Tropical version)2x 28Kw 50Hz / 33Kw 60Hz
Fuel Capacity:15.600 l
Start Price (Four Cabin Version:7.950.000 EUR
Start Price (Five Cabin Version:8.030.000 EUR

Profile & Layouts

A100 Arcadia 100 Profile

A100 Sundeck

A100 Yacht Main Deck
Main Deck (5-Cabin version)

Aria S Yacht A100 Lower Deck
Lower Deck (5-Cabin version

e-motion rudder drive HanseYacht

e-motion rudder drive by HanseYachts

HanseYachts from Greifswald, Germany presents the new e-motion rudder drive.

e-motion rudder drive is a collaboration with Jefa (manufacturer of steerings/rudders) and Torqueedo (well-known for electric outboard and inboard engines.

Currently, the rudder drive is available for the Hanse 315 only, but HanseYachts works on versions for bigger yachts. I hope, electric engines (and fuel cells as well) will be standard on bigger luxury yachts. Low noise, no diesel smell and zero emissions are pure luxuries. Also, improved maneuverable makes it easy to handle in harbors.

Batteries recharge while sailing with 130 w at 5 knots like a shaft-driven generator.

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Facts as an example on the Hanse 315:

  • 4 kW electric engine with folding propeller
  • 4.5 knots cruising speed (30 nautical miles in calm sea)
  • 6.1 knots maximum speed
  • Recharged in three hours
  • 100 kg less total weight
  • No opening in the hull for saildrive or shaft
  • Less resistance while sailing
  • Low noise
  • No diesel smell
  • Low maintenance

Arcadia Sherpa

Arcadia Sherpa - 17m with extensive outdoor spaces

The Italian shipyard Arcadia Yachts presents the spectacular looking Arcadia Sherpa - A 17m motor yacht.

Check also: PANTA REI III – A special painted Sherpa with Rolls Royce color

Arcadia Yachts is well-known for designs offside on the norm and environmentally friendly yachts up to 115 feet and a design portfolio up to 180 feet. So, Sherpa as the smallest one in the fleet represents the entry model but with exterior and interior spaces of bigger yachts.

Arcadia Sherpa

At a first glance, the hull looks a bit awkward, but the Arcadia Sherpa has a top speed of 25 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots. At cruising speed, the Volvo Penta IPS 600 engines consume approximately 97 liters per hour. Her economical speed of 12 knots consumes just 43 liters per hour.

In addition to a generator, Arcadia integrates solar panels into the superstructure. This system produces a power of 3,5 (according to the graphic) / 4 KW  (according to the press release) to charge the batteries, run the entertainment systems and the hotel functions.

SHERPA solar panels

Furthermore, Sherpa offers large outside areas. The main deck has a salon area which can be transformed into a bigger open deck.

Of course, there is also a tender garage. The tender’s location is under the main deck in front of the engine room. There is space for a RIB and a PWC.

The price for an ARCADIA Sherpa is about EUR 1,795,000 (VAT not paid).

Arcadia Sherpa Garage

Main Specifications

Length over all:16.81 m
Length waterline:15.53 m
Beam:5.60 m
Draft:0.90 m
Top Speed:25 knots
Cruising Speed:20 knots (97 l per hour)
Economical Speed Speed:12 knots (43 l per hour)
Fuel Capacity:1,800 l
Material:Fibreglass (hull), GRP (superstructure) and aluminum (veranda)
Propulsion:2 x Volvo Penta IPS 600
Water Capacity:600 l

Silver Wind ISA Yachts

ISA Yachts launched 44m Hybrid Yacht "SILVER WIND"

The Italy-based shipyard ISA Yachts launched the new 44m hybrid powered yacht SILVER WIND

The tri-deck yacht SILVER WIND is a composite motor yacht with a hybrid propulsion system wich is developed in-house at ISA Yachts and Siemens. With her traditional propulsion system of two diesel engines and Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjets SILVER WIND can reach a top speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots. Through reduction gear-boxes, and navigate at low speed of 8 knots with two main engines OFF; the two waterjets are powered by the two electric motors connected to the gearbox. The two diesel generators also supply power to the electric users. At electric mode, the total fuel consumption is 90 l/h for a range of 2600 nm, so extremely important for yacht transfer without guests onboard, as consumption goes from 55 l/nm at max yacht speed to 11 l/nm with electric mode on.

Her elegant exterior was created by Andrea Vallicelli and uses innovative design to influence the owner and guest experience on board. Strong diagonal lines run from the sundeck to the stern, mirroring the flair of the distinctive sweeping staircases.

Nuvolari & Lenard designed the interior of SILVER WIND with 5 cabins for 10 guests, who can enjoy navigation and at-anchor relaxing moments on the yacht extensive outdoor spaces, a huge sundeck and a cosy beach area with a generous swimming platform. Comfort at anchor is guaranteed by fixed fin stabilizers with electric actuators.

The ISA 140 series produces the company’s largest semi-custom superyachts of composite construction with hull and superstructure built from Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP). The composite parts of ISA 140, such as the hull, the deck, the superstructure and the accessories, have been built with vacuum assisted resin infusion (VARTM). In particular, the hull is one of the biggest one ever made on a single mould and at one go. The result is a product with superior features in terms of lightness and stiffness, compared to the boats of the same category made with traditional techniques.

SILVER WIND is scheduled for delivery in July 2014. 

Photos by Paolo Zitti