Italy’s Arcadia Yachts has revealed details of A100, its new model for 2015.
The design of A100 carries a number of unique features, starting with its overall length of 31.06m, but 29.29 meters waterline and 7.75m beam, which is unusual for yachts of similar size.
Like her larger sister Arcadia 115’, this new entry is also a tri deck built according to Arcadia’s “family feeling” style that makes all Arcadia models immediately identifiable.
On top of that, Arcadia 100 features a new concept flying-bridge that converts into a sheltered third-deck, completely closed and protected by the side windows that can be raised up electrically to meet the hard-top, exactly as it happens for the cars.
With the convertible feature the whole upper-deck area becomes much more flexible and usable with any weather condition. On the third deck are fitted the wheelhouse, a lounge with sofas and coffee tables, wet-bar and, externally in the aft, a sun-deck.
Arcadia 100 has a semi-displacement hull, NPL type. The hull was 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. Test results show the A100 hull has excellent sea keeping qualities and noise reduction, and exceptional comfort.
Equipped with two engines by 1,000 hp each, the new Arcadia reaches a maximum speed of about 18 knots. At 16 knots, the fuel consumption is apx. 230 lt/h and at 14 knots this decreases to about 150 lt/h. At economical cruising speed, suitable for night navigation and long range cruises (8/10 knots), the consumption drops down to less than 50 lt/h.
In addition, solar cells of latest generation are integrated between external and internal surface of double-glazing panels fitted on top of the largest part of the superstructure. This feature supplies enough power to run many equipment and electrical systems, like refrigerators, water circulation, toilettes, lights, A/V, electronics, while recharging batteries.
Each double-glazing panel contains a special gas named Krypton, which guarantees a high thermo-isolating coefficient, up to 18° of thermal cooling between interior and exterior temperatures, the equivalent of a 20 cm brick wall.
Layout and interiors
The yard proposes many internal layout variations, either four or five cabins, to meet the requirements of the majority of owners and ensure the proper comfort and privacy expected on yachts of this size. Other layout options, custom interiors and different finishing solutions are also available on request.
The Arcadia 100′ standard version has the full beam owner’s suite amidships on the lower deck, with the bed offset to starboard facing forward.
Behind the bed are the washroom with bathtub, sanitaries and twin sinks, and the dressing room with adjacent vanity area. To port we find an area to relax in, with armchairs and side- tables.
Forward are two twin cabins with own washrooms, and then the V.I.P. Cabin. The latter has a queen size bed, a large private washroom with a separate area for the sanitaries, a vanity zone, and abundant illumination.