At Cannes Yachting Festival 2015, the Italian shipyard Arcadia Yachts presented the Arcadia 100, the newest model for 2015 currently under construction with many eco-friendly innovations.
With the new Arcadia 100 currently under construction – 30% building completed – the Italian shipyard Arcadia Yachts widens its 2015 range . Boasting a length overall of 31,06 meters but 29,29 meters waterline and 7,75 meters beam, unusual for yachts of similar size, Arcadia 100, featuring a third deck, offers a remarkable internal volume, positively influencing the living space on board.
We take this opportunity to show you some stunning images of a yacht under construction and her impressive hull as well as rendering of exteriors and interiors.
Great design innovations
Arcadia 100 features a new concept flying-bridge, convertible into a sheltered third-deck, completely closed and protected by the side windows that can be raised up electrically to meet the hard-top, like you can do in a car. Therefore, the whole upper-deck area becomes much more flexible and usable under any weather condition, with air-conditioned in very hot weather or left open and aired if needed, as per any traditional flying-bridge. 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.
NPL type hull for performance
Arcadia 100 has a semi-displacement hull, NPL type, 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. Prior to adopting the NPL as Arcadia’s hull, studies were implemented by Arcadia’s technical department, resulting in excellent sea keeping qualities and noise reduction, providing an exceptional comfort. This advanced hull, together with the light Arcadia superstructure, enables very satisfactory performance with low-power engines, bringing fuel consumption reduction and related running costs, compared to other yachts of similar dimensions.
Reduced fuel consumption
Actually, with two engines by 1,000 hp each, the new Arcadia 100 reaches a maximum speed of about 18 knots, and offers a perfect cruising speed for long distance day trips. At 16 knots, the fuel consumption is around 230 lt/h and at 14 knots, it goes down to some 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. The Arcadia 100 cruising range is also favoured by low generator usage thanks to the electrical energy supplied by the solar panels that cover almost all of the superstructure.
Solar panels to provide additional energy
Latest-generation solar panels are integrated between external and internal surface of double-glazing panels fitted on top of the largest part of the superstructure. This advanced and ecological system supplies enough power to run many equipment and electrical systems, like refrigerators, water circulation, toilettes, lights, A/V, electronics, while recharging batteries. Thus, the power needed on board while at anchor – excluding the air conditioning – is supplied “free of charge” all day long by the solar panels system and convertor, without using the generators. The system offers a significant saving of diesel oil, less pollution and more comfort on board thanks to the substantial reduction of noise, vibration, without gas emission while enjoying your time close to the swim
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.
Many internal design options
Arcadia 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. The yard is available to develop custom interiors and different finishing solutions in order to satisfy the buyer’s expectations on every Arcadia model. 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 sidetables.
All the features are integrated in a spacious environment, illuminated by large openings in the hull.
On the main deck, the large living area directly connected to the cockpit, features both salon and dining zones, creating a single, bright and airy space, characterized by the transparency of the vertical side crystal-sand. The whole living area on the main deck can be transformed into a “patio”on the sea thanks to sides sliding doors and gunwale balconies, creating an amazing “al fresco” zone with an unique sea view.
Type: three decks motoryacht – construction material: fiberglass for the hull with vinyl-ester resin for the three external layers. Topsides are built in PVC fiberglass sandwich, while the superstructure is in GRP,and aluminum for the veranda – length overall 31.06m – waterline length 29.19m – maximum beam 7.75m – draft 2.00m – displacement at full load 110 tons – propulsion: 2x 1,000 Hp MAN V8 – ZF gearboxes – generators: 2×28 kW 50 Hz Kohler – active electric-hydraulic stabilizing fins – Bowthruster: 35 kW electric-hydraulic – veranda solar panel electrical production: 4 kW – guests 8 – crew 5 – fuel capacity 10,000 l. – water capacity 3,000 l. – R.I.N.A. Classification with class requirements C Malta Cross – MACH.
About Arcadia Yachts
As the future of yachting is a little greener every day Arcadia Yachts has managed to bring a green lifestyle approach into the nautical sector through an idea that has combined together functional design and “ethical sense”, appreciation and respect for the environment. An “ecological idea” which brings eco-friendly solutions reducing consumption and environmental impact to enjoy the sea in a more free and responsible way. The yard is located in the heart of the Mediterranean on a 36, 000 sqm facility where craftsmanship, modern technologies, attention to detail and the surrounding environment are perfectly mixing together.
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