Yacht Spotting & New Launches

21 Aug


21st Century technology and a bold vision results in a truly special yacht.

Arcadia 85S underway

The Arcadia 85S is designed to be a family yacht, which combines different exterior functions – actually over two decks, giving guests more opportunity to spend time together. The interiors profit by the advanced aesthetic sensation of “open space” and closer contact with nature thanks to the the full “floor-to-ceiling” windows.

The layout and the functional living concepts of Arcadia 85S are the result of a construction evolution: the linear design of the superstructure and the vertical line of the bow allow a better use of every single available internal/external space. Living capacity is wider than other yachts of the same size. The uniqueness of Arcadia’s project is finding in the design a solution to integrate solar panels into a yacht.

Arcadia 85S hull #1 has improved her soundproofing capacity index, replacing the PVC, for the fore part of the hull, with Balsa core sandwich structure. The advanced semi-planing hull which allows efficient performance together with the very light aluminum superstructure significantly reduces weight and fuel consumption and other related running costs of its low-power engines.

The 25.90 metre (84.95ft) Arcadia 85S has a full load displacement of 67 tons. She is powered by twin MAN diesels R6-730hp each (optional engines 2xMAN 1000hp), giving her a maximum speed of 18 knots. She can comfortably cruise at 16 knots as well as 12.0 knots. Her range is approximately 850NM @12.0 knots.


Arcadia 85S features on this “special edition” include a new sky-lounge concept, which can be converted into a sheltered third-deck, completely closed and protected by 360 degree openable windows that can be raised up to meet the hard-top.

Arcadia bridge

Therefore, the whole upper-deck area becomes much more flexible and usable with any weather condition, being air-conditioned in very hot climes or bad weather, or left open if needed as per any traditional sky-lounge. On the third deck is the wheelhouse, a lounge with sofas and coffee tables, wet-bar and, externally in the aft, a sun-deck.

Arcadia 85S has a semi-displacement NPL hull, named after the National Physical Laboratory of England where tests were conducted to determine its shape for the best ratio of length to beam in terms of hydrodynamic efficiency.

Arcadai 85S aft

Studies were implemented by Arcadia’s technical department prior to adopting the NPL as its hull. The result is excellent sea keeping qualities and noise reduction and exceptional comfort. This advanced hull, together with the light Arcadia superstructure, allows very satisfactory performance with low-power engines. It significantly reduces fuel consumption and related running costs compared to other yachts of similar dimensions.

The latest generation of solar cells are integrated between the external and internal surfaces of double-glazing panels fitted on top of the largest part of the superstructure. The 36ksqm of solar panels – each composed of hundreds of high performance solar cells – installed onboard the Arcadia 85S is an advanced and ecologically-friendly system supplying up to 3,5kw, enough to guarantee self-sufficient energy for equipment and electrical systems such as refrigerators, water circulation, toilets, lights, A/V, electronics, all while recharging the batteries.

Arcadia 85S overhead

This enables the power needed on board while at anchor, excluding the air conditioning system, to be supplied “free of charge” all day long by the solar panels system and convertor rather than the generators. This results in a significant saving of diesel oil, less pollution and more comfort on board thanks to the substantial reduction of noise, vibration, and no emissions while enjoying your time close to the swim platform. Each double-glazing panel contains special Krypton gas which guarantees a high thermo-isolating coefficient, up to 18° of thermal cooling between interior and exterior temperatures, which is the equivalent of a 20 cm brick wall.

The design is by Francesco Guida and his vision sees Arcadia 85S reflecting 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. The impressive aft-deck lounge (8,50mt in length) features a well protected cockpit, perfect for dining, as well as a large sunbathing area towards the stern of the yacht.


The Arcadia 85S hull#1 has four guest cabins at the lower deck, including the spectacular owner’s cabin amidship. The room is unusually large with a stunningly beautiful en suite head.

The large VIP cabin forward is fitted with a double bed and dressing area. And there are also two more twin cabins. The bow of the yacht offers space for a crew of 4.  The tender garage houses a 4 meter tender and 2 seater Jet Ski.

The Arcadia 85S main salon is more intimate and provides space for up to 8 guests. However, the aft deck, being well protected against the elements, gives the most opportunity for guests to spend time there. The interior of the yacht features modern furniture by well known best of “made in Italy” design brands, such as Poltrone Frau, Cassina and B&B. Almost all the interiors are composed of loose pieces of furniture, thus giving the option of modular layouts. In this version, Arcadia 85 has an open-spaced galley to the dining area.


ECOTHINK – A “green” approach reflects in everything we do, in our everyday life, at work and when making big decisions. This is a lifestyle that Arcadia Yachts has managed to bring into the nautical sector through an idea that has combined a functional design and “ethical sense”; an appreciation and respect for the environment. An “ecological idea” which translates into eco-friendly solutions that reduces consumption and environmental impact, allowing her owners and guests to enjoy the sea in a more free and responsible way. With this in mind, the future of yachting is a little greener every day.
 ECOTECH – The most advanced technological research and the best Italian creativity to generate innovative and efficient solutions which define a new “sustainable” frontier in yachting:
  • FUNCTIONAL DESIGN with a distinct personal touch, to better integrate shapes and components and reach the highest eco-friendly performance;
  • Double glazing PANELS integrated within the superstructure. This feature ensures maximum comfort whilst recharging the batteries and powering all utilities and services on-board. This is the only way to reduce the use of generators;
  • HYDRODYNAMIC EFFICIENCY of the semi-displacement hull which requires limited engine power, guaranteeing low consumption, emissions and maintenance costs;
  • SOPHISTICATED SYSTEMS which provide waste water treatment to avoid pollution;
  • Optional HYBRID PROPULSION to sail up to 8 knots with “zero emissions” in absolute silence;
  • ARCADIA ASSEMBLING SYSTEM which minimizes the waste materials during the building stage, the use of paints, and helps reduce construction times.
THE SHIPYARD – Shipyard is located in the heart of the Mediterranean: a 36.000m2 facility where craftsmanship, modern technologies, attention to detail and the surrounding environment are perfectly blended together.
THE FLEET – A series of fiberglass yachts ranging from 55 to 115 feet, with new plans to increase the size from 145 feet up to 180 in steel/aluminum.


Arcadia Yachts S.r.l. Legal Office and Headquarters
Via Terragneta, 90, 80058 Torre Annunziata, Napoli, Italy
Tel +39 081 8590701





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