A year after announcing the new series, Arcadia Yachts has handed over hull number one in the Arcadia A105 series. The owner is making the most of the remainder of the summer in the Western Med.
The megayacht represents the first project that Hot Lab has designed for the shipyard. In fact, the studio is responsible for both the styling as well as the interior design. The exterior profile is quite angular and thoroughly contemporary, in keeping with Arcadia Yachts’ philosophy of standing apart. If you know the brand, then you’ll remember its boats and yachts rely heavily on solar energy. That explains why thermal glass with solar panels sandwiched between panes comprises a significant part of the superstructure. The solar energy feeds a battery bank that keeps air conditioning and other creature comforts powered.
With a length of just over 103 feet (about 31 meters), the Arcadia A105 keeps the owner’s party of eight entertained. Since the series is semi-custom, the buyer of hull number one, christened RJ, requested personalized touches throughout. Hot Lab shared the saloon photo below on its Facebook page, as a sneak peek of what it executed. The ambiance appears casually chic. Note, in addition, how the saloon is open air to each side. Sliding-glass doors yield access not only to the side decks, but also to fold-down balconies.
Speaking of glass, you can see a glass-sided stairway in the saloon. It leads up to a nearly 323-square-foot (30-square-meter) skylounge. Here, too, the owner and guests can enjoy an open-air ambiance. Sliding doors aft can unite the big interior lounging space with the sunning area. The sunning area is even larger, 377 square feet (35 square meters).
With the main deck devoted to entertaining and relaxing, the Arcadia 105 puts all staterooms below decks in the standard arrangement. The master suite, as is typical practice, spans the 25’6” (7.8-meter) foot beam. Three guest cabins accompany the master.
While the owner completes the maiden voyage, you can make plans to see the A105. She will premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September, then appear at the Monaco Yacht Show that same month. Unfortunately, there is no word yet on whether the megayacht will travel stateside to appear in any boat shows. Regardless, on a related note, a second A105 is in build.