Last month Arcadia Yachts revealed it had started spec construction of its first Arcadia 100. While we presented some details on design and layout, further information and views of the interior are now available.
The Arcadia 100 is a trideck measuring 101’9” (31.06 meters), with more waterline length than similar-size megayachts: 96 feet (29.29 meters). She further bears a beam of 25’4” (7.75 meters). Like her sisters, she’ll have solar panels contained within her greenhouse-like superstructure. They’ll power the lighting, A/V system, and other hotel load amenities. In fact, Arcadia Yachts says they can power everything except for air conditioning all day while the megayacht is at anchor. The two 28-kW gensets—smaller capacity than other 100-footers—can take on the cooling requirements.
Even then, Arcadia Yachts says the Arcadia 100 has better thermal insulation than other yachts. Krypton gas is sealed between the double-paned superstructure glass. It’s a practice common on land, to help trap heat. Arcadia Yachts likens the effect aboard the Arcadia 100 to a 20-cm-thick brick wall.
The glass in the Arcadia 100 superstructure saves weight, translating to lower-than-usual power requirements for the engines. The tank-tested hull shape allows for this, too, plus better fuel consumption. Arcadia expects a fuel burn of about 61 gph (230 lph) at 16 knots with twin 1,000-hp engines. This, despite top speed at 18 knots. At 14 knots, it should be close to 40 gph (150 lph). Long-range cruising speed of 8 to 10 knots should produce even better results, less than 13 gph (50 lph).
Clearly, Arcadia Yachts is targeting eco-minded megayacht buyers. But, the yard recognizes creature comforts are key, too. The Arcadia 100 layout includes a flying bridge (above) that can be enclosed at the press of a button. Windows all around can rise to meet the hardtop if the weather turns. This way, you gain a skylounge, with a helm, or can go back to alfresco mode as you wish.
The Arcadia 100 also offers a four- or five-stateroom layout. The standard arrangement is the former, with the full-beam master and three guest cabins all below decks. Alternately, the master suite goes forward on the main deck, with access out to a dinette/sunning spot at the bow. The galley moves below decks, and the full-beam space below that would have been the master becomes a big VIP or two mirror-image guest staterooms via a folding wall. Regardless of layout, the Arcadia 100 owners’ suite has a seating area plus separate dressing area in the en suite bath.
Another highlight of the Arcadia 100: an open-plan main deck. The saloon and dining area can become an indoor-outdoor relaxation spot with the aft-deck doors left open. Deploy the balconies to either side, and the Arcadia 100 gains further benefits.
Hull number one for the Arcadia 100 is available. Buyers can have the interior customized, for this and others in the series.