Italy-based Arcadia Yachts has confirmed that its new 26m A85S motoryacht will be making an appearance at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival alongside the rest of the yard’s fleet.

The linear design of the superstructure and vertical line of the bow, says Arcadia, ensures that optimal use is made of every single inch of available space – both interior and exterior. The living area, for instance, is said to be significantly larger than yachts of the same size, with 100sq m of communal space on the main deck alone.

The A85S also features an new sky lounge concept that can convert to a third, entirely enclosed deck complete with side windows, while 36sq m of new-generation photovoltaic cells deliver 3.5kW of power – enough energy to power many different electrical appliances and units, including fridges, water pumps, WCs, lights, A/V and electronics while the batteries recharge.

One of the A85S’s strongest attributes, says Arcadia, is its exceptionally modest fuel consumption that is 30-50% lower than other yachts of comparable dimensions. The same applies to its running costs. These results are delivered by its semi-planing hull developed by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the UK.

At 25.9m in length, the A85S has a maximum displacement of 75 tonnes. It also sports twin 730hp MAN diesel engines for a maximum speed of 18kt and a cruising speed of 16kt. Equally, it can cruise in displacement mode at the slightly lower speed of 12kt with a range of approximately 850Nm.

Arcadia will be displaying the A85S at Cannes in September alongside its entire fleet – from the Sherpa to the A115 flagship, via the A85 and the A100.