The Cannes Yachting Festival in September will include three new models from Arcadia Yachts. The Arcadia 85S and Arcadia 100 will both make their world debuts, while the entry-level Arcadia Sherpa will have her in-water debut.
All three of the models have Arcadia’s new sky-lounge design, which converts to a sheltered third deck with complete enclosure and windows for outside views. The space can be air conditioned too.
The three Arcadia models also all have semi-displacement fiberglass hulls. The builder says that, when combined with its lightweight superstructure, the hull allows for lower-power engines, reduced fuel consumption and better running costs than on traditional designs in the same size ranges.
Like all Arcadia yachts, the 85S, 100 and Sherpa also have solar panels atop the largest part of their superstructures. Each panel supplies 3.5 kW to 5 kW of electricity, allowing for refrigerators, lights, battery chargers and more to run without need for a gas-powered generator.
Do the yacht interiors get hot because of the solar panels overhead? No. Each panel contains Krypton gas, which has a thermo-isolating effect. Essentially, Arcadia says, it’s like blocking the sun with a 0.4-inch-thick brick wall.