Sherpa, the new entry level model by Arcadia Yachts is set to make its debut at boot Düsseldorf. The event in Germany runs from 23-31 January.
Production of Sherpa is part of the recent extension of Arcadia Yachts’ GRP range. Together with the Arcadia 100, currently under construction. Sherpa will join the yard’s GRP family line, which includes Arcadia 85, Arcadia 100 and Arcadia 115. All models are built using dedicated moulds, one for each model.
In addition, the yard will unveil details about production plans for full-displacement steel/aluminium yachts from 135ft up to 150ft.
During a presentation made at the Fort Lauderdale show, the shipyard revealed that six units were under construction, two units for each new model in the GPR range: Arcadia Sherpa and Arcadia 100, while the 11th hull of the Arcadia 85 is being built and the 5th hull of the flagship Arcadia 115. The 11th Arcadia 85 was sold to a Peruvian/Latin American owner and the first Arcadia 100 has been sold to an Italian client.
Works on Arcadia 100 hull number two are also being carried out. This process will be completed by the end of December, 2015. Three of the units under production have commissions, while the remaining three are to built on spec and will allow Arcadia Yachts to participate to the next international boat shows in calendar year 2016 with proper “demo-yachts”.
Sherpa tech specs
With 16.80m LOA and 5.50m beam, Arcadia Sherpa will have unexpected storage spaces. Her tender garage guarantees an unusual volume for this size yacht with 140 square feet and 247 cubic feet.
The yard says that high efficiency NPL hull has been improved by new technical solutions adopted as the result of studies conducted in partnership between Arcadia’s technical department and Volvo Penta.
In addition, the model would be available in two different superstructures options: Open deck and Salon deck, for day cruising or long distance cruising respectively.
The yacht will have a flexible layout with one, two and three cabin versions. A 41sq m cockpit, which is the same as the Arcadia 85, and a convertible Sport flying-bridge “easy-to-close” upper deck area with automatic up/down window system.
At full displacement the yacht will have a speed of 12 knots, with a consumption of about. 43 litres/hour.
Other features are a 3.5KW of solar panel energy, waste water treatment and eco antifouling.