With carpentry work completed and electrical systems going in, hull number one of the Arcadia Sherpa XL series is staying on pace for her global debut. The eco-minded megayacht, complete with solar panels, rivals similar-size motoryachts for relaxation space and efficiency.
At its core, Arcadia Yachts is about providing cruisers with environmentally conscious technology and better performance. This is why solar panels across the superstructure of the Sherpa XL can feed power to nearly all hotel loads, except air conditioning. It’s also why LEDs are onboard. For performance, Arcadia offers Volvo Penta IPS 1050 units as the standard package. Interestingly, the owner of hull number one selected the more powerful IPS 1350 engines. Regardless, the IPS system consumes about 30 percent less fuel than standard diesels. Expect the megayacht to top out upwards of 20 knots, and see a range of 1,000 miles at 12 knots.
When Arcadia announced the Sherpa XL, it boasted that she would have significant space in her 78 feet of length (23.8 meters). Part of that comes from the voluminous beam, nearly 23 feet (7 meters). Equally important, buyers get 2,368 square feet (220 square meters) of alfresco and interior areas to arrange. Since the builder touts a flexible layout, one of your choices is the number of staterooms. Select three or four. With four, the galley goes on the skylounge, whereas with three, it’s below decks. Either way, crew and guest traffic are separate, for simplicity of service.
Arcadia Yachts collaborated with Hot Lab Yacht & Design for the layout options. Even more noteworthy features are aboard. For instance, for a sensation of increased volume, the studio split forward areas, with small sets of stairs connecting them. If you love fresh breezes, the Sherpa XL has opening windows in the skylounge, at the press of a button. The entire deck above that is completely at your disposal: no helm station. Finally, due to the compact IPS units, the megayacht has a tender garage forward of the engine room. You can stow a toy upwards of 13 feet (4 meters) in here.
We’ll have a full feature on the Sherpa XL after her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
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