Arcadia Yachts Launches Sherpa XL

The 78-foot Sherpa XL is a relatively green motoryacht with style, range and space.

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The Sherpa XL can reach a top hop of 23 knots on twin Volvo Penta IPS 050 diesels.Courtesy Arcadia Yachts

Arcadia Yachts celebrates its 10-year anniversary with the debut of the 78-foot Sherpa XL. The XL fits 2,368 square feet of usable space into its length overall.

Taking advantage of the vessel’s volume, the XL can have three or four staterooms. With the three-stateroom layout, the galley is belowdecks. In the four-stateroom version, the galley is in the skylounge. The full-beam master stateroom measures more than 236 square feet sans partitions; the VIP stateroom in the bow is also without partitions. Belowdecks, there is 6-foot-6-inch headroom.

The Sherpa XL also has a side garage accommodating a 13-foot tender. Outside is a sun pad over the transom garage for four or more guests. The cockpit has U-shaped seating and a table that accommodates eight to 10 guests. Lastly, the sundeck above provides 377 square feet of space with a bar.

The yacht’s exteriors and interiors were developed in cooperation with Milan-based Hot Lab design studio, which also helped Arcadia design the interiors of its A105.

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Without any partitions, the Sherpa XL's master stateroom has more than 236 square feet of space.Courtesy Arcadia Yachts

“Arcadia Yachts introduced itself with a concept of [a] motoryacht that stood out from the crowd,” says Ugo Pellegrino, sole direct of Arcadia Yachts. “It was not just the design and the layout of the interiors; there were also a number of solutions that allow guests to enjoy yachting in a different way, closer to the surrounding element: the sea [and] nature.”

Certain design decisions have made the Sherpa XL more efficient and environmentally friendly, starting with approximately 114 square feet of solar panels producing 3.5 kw of power, helping to reduce generator use at anchor.

This yacht’s thermally insulated windows around the skylounge also help reduce power usage. They’re finished with double-glazed glass with insulated gas kripton, producing a thermal difference between the interior and exterior surfaces of up to 64 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sherpa XL motoryacht
To help reduce generator use, the Sherpa XL has 114 square feet of solar panels that produce 3.5 kw of power.Courtesy Arcadia Yachts

“When building the Sherpa XL, we further improved out heat-insulation system, which is characterized by multi-glazed glass with insulating gas between glass panes,” said Salvator D’Ambrosi, the shipyard’s plant manager. “This technology can be appreciated in the skylounge in particular, which can be fully enjoyed, reducing the use of the air-conditioning system to a minimum and sometimes not using it at all.”

Arcadia says the Sherpa XL is powered with twin Volvo Penta IPS 1050 diesels with a top hop of 23 knots. At 10 knots, the 1,930-gallon fuel capacity provides a range of 1,400 nautical miles.

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