Italian shipyard Arcadia Yachts has announced the debut of its Arcadia 85 US edition.

Italian shipyard Arcadia Yachts has announced the debut of its Arcadia 85 US edition.

The company claims the layout and the functional living concepts of this 26m yacht 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 solution to integrate solar panels into a yacht with navigation performance.

The Arcadia 85 US edition is equipped with 40sqm of photovoltaic panels each composed of hundreds of high performance solar cells. The energy generated fro these cells powers the equipment on board: showers, wc, fridge and lights.

In addition, the deckhouse has been made almost entirely out of double layered reflecting glass, giving the interior a bright and airy feel. The sliding over-head and lateral blinds can provide privacy and shade. Arcadia 85 aft-deck lounge features a well protected cockpit, perfect for dining, as well as large sunbathing area towards the stern of the yacht.

Arcadia 85 is a semi-planing yacht. Its particular hull (NPL) is named after the National Physical Laboratory of England where tests were conducted to determine the best shape hull and the best ratio length-beam in terms of hydrodynamic efficiency.

The Arcadia 85 hull is built in gel coat and reinforced fibreglass with vinylester resin for the three external layers. Sides are built in PVC sandwich with fibreglass. This particular structure makes an Arcadia yacht considerably light and durable for its size. The advanced semi-planing hull which allows efficient performances together with the very light superstructure in aluminium significantly reduces weight and fuel consumption and related running costs of its low-power engines.

Arcadia 85 has a full load displacement of 67 tons. She is powered by twin MAN diesels R6-730hp each (optional engines 2xMAN 800hp), giving her the maximum speed of 18.5 knots and she can cruise at the speed of 16.5 knots, as well as 12.0 knots. Her range is approx 850NM @12.0 knots.