The wellness industry is growing to historic levels, according to research institutes. Wellness, especially of mind, is also the catalyst for the latest model from Arcadia Yachts. The Arcadia A96 unites the strongest wellbeing features of its Sherpa and A line yachts. Simultaneously, she introduces enhanced ways to better enjoy the sea and the good company of family and friends, based on researchers’ findings on nature’s and socializing’s impact on mindset.
At 96 feet (29.34 meters) LOA and with a 25’8” (7.87-meter) beam, the Arcadia A96 borrows two particular features from the Sherpa series, which includes the Sherpa 80 XL. Firstly, the expandable beach area will please owners seeking flexible space and better ways to connect to the water. Fold-down bulkheads open up this aft-most section. Interestingly, since the main aft deck is just three steps up (below), and its overall design is more united with the beach area than the aft decks are aboard traditional yachts, it, too, benefits from the open sensation. Secondly, the Sherpa series’ performance is influential. The Arcadia A96 should see a maximum speed up to 24 knots with Volvo Penta’s IPS system, like the large Sherpas. Choose between quadruple 1200 IPS and quadruple 1350 IPS units. Hull number one features the latter, which should further allow 2,000 nautical miles of range at 10 knots.
As for Arcadia Yachts’ A line, which includes the Arcadia A115, the Arcadia A96 borrows the notions of volume and efficient service. At 130 gross tons, the megayacht has nearly 4,306 square feet (400 square meters) of livable space. Arcadia says that’s about 1,076 square feet (100 square meters) more than most competitive projects in this size range. More impressive, though, sliding glass walls to each side of the main deck (top) and upper deck practically eliminate separation from the sea. Not coincidentally, the glass walls (and therefore lack of separation) line up with fold-down balconies. This adds even more to the feeling. For the five-person crew, and ultimately owners’ and guests’ benefit, a dedicated crew stairway connects the crew cabins and mess on the lower deck to the galley on the main deck and up to the pantry on the upper deck.
In designing and planning the Arcadia A96, the shipyard team additionally sought an interior wellbeing package. It decided a few things were crucial, namely natural materials, loose furnishings with snuggling shapes, and color. Of course, clients should have choice as well. For hull number one, Arcadia Yachts has turned to Igor Lobanov for execution and input. He’s selecting stone tabletops, wood walls, and fabrics with pleasing feels. These will appear in the full-beam (26-foot/7.87-meter) master, four guest staterooms, and rest of the rooms.
In Arcadia Yachts’ tradition, solar panels support the A96’s operations. They feed a battery bank, which should allow eight to nine hours of genset-free nights and four to five hours of similarly independent daytime activity. The batteries power the air conditioning, lighting, and other hotel loads. Recharging the batteries via the gensets should take four to five hours as well.
Finally, the Arcadia A96 can also incorporate an SCR system, for owners planning to cruise in emission-control territories.
Look for hull number one, whose construction is underway on spec, to premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival next year.
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