Sherpa, the new entry model by Italian boatbuilder Arcadia Yachts, has made her world debut at Boot Dusseldorf. The unit on display at the German show is an open deck, two cabin internal layout.

Sherpa is a 16.8m yacht with a 5.60m beam. The builder says that despite her compact size offers all the key features of larger yachts in the same range including exterior/interior spaces, high-performance and efficient hull, well lit and modern interiors.

The production of the entry level Sherpa is part of the recent extension of Arcadia Yachts GRP range. Together with the Arcadia 100 (under construction), the product line consists of Arcadia 85, 85S, 100, and Arcadia 115.

All models are built using dedicated moulds, one for each model.

Production updates
Hull #1 of the Arcadia Sherpa (demo boat) is built for Mediterranean cruising. This version and layout on display at the German show is the most requested, the boatbuilder claims.

Lamination of Sherpa hull #2 started in September 2015 and completed earlier in December last year. Launch is scheduled for spring 2016.

Arcadia says there are serious negotiations on this unit from different countries.

In addition, the Arcadia says it will unveil details about production plans for full-displacement steel/aluminium yachts from 135ft up to 150ft.