If ever there were a satisfied customer, the owner of RJ, hull number one in the A105 series, would be it. He’s now a three-time Arcadia Yachts client, over the past seven years. Obviously, he’s a believer in the lower carbon footprint promised by the hull design and usage of solar panels. The latter is a hallmark of Arcadia Yachts. But also, he’s a believer in the more expansive relaxation spaces. The Arcadia A105 has areas rivaling those of bigger boats.
Delivered in July, RJ continues Arcadia Yachts’ emphasis on energy efficiency. According to the yard, the semi-displacement megayacht burns just 36 gph (135 lph) at 12 knots. The 103’6” (31.57-meter) yacht runs with twin 1,000-hp MANs. In addition, the solar panels covering her superstructure can power a battery bank for air conditioning, lighting, refrigerators, and more while at anchor. This reduces genset reliance—plus emissions. It further makes life afloat quieter. The solar panels continue feeding the batteries, too, when they need recharging. On a related subject, the Arcadia A105 employs abundant thermal-insulated glass, reducing the amount of air conditioning needed.
These benefits lend the owner peace of mind. RJ lends him peaceful relaxation as well. His previous Arcadias offered a lot more space than traditional motoryachts, and this one continues that concept. For example, the elongated aft deck has shaded dining for 10 people. But, the adjacent lounge area just aft converts to become yet another dining area, bringing the total to 20. Given the 25’5” (7.76-meter) beam, it looks and feels commodious.
The same is true inside, thanks to the glass panes on the superstructure. In fact, the glass enhances the sense of space. The owner especially appreciates this in what you could consider a grown-up playroom. It’s essentially a second saloon fully forward on the main deck. Featuring a TV along with a table and chairs, the room serves a few purposes. It’s for movie watching with guests, it’s for admiring the view with a small crowd, and it’s for the owner to enjoy privately. As is its practice, the shipyard offers a multitude of layouts for the Arcadia A105. (In fact, it says it has more than 50 for just this model alone, besides what else owners might request.)
Flexibility is a good watchword for the Arcadia A105. Check out the windows in the skylounge, for instance. They literally open up the already elbow-room-friendly area, encompassing nearly 700 square feet (69 square meters). With the windows down and aft glass doors open, the skylounge becomes part of the sunning and lounging alfresco area. That, too, is spacious, at 377 square feet (35 square meters).
Enjoy this armchair tour of the Arcadia A105. The megayacht represents the first project that Hot Lab has designed for the shipyard. The studio is responsible for both the styling as well as the interior design. As you look around, note how the contrasting black and white, as well as dark and light tones, aren’t just for decoration. They even define walking paths throughout the yacht.