– ARCADIA YACHTS announces the extension of their line to three ranges: Gamma A, Gamma Sherpa and Gamma FOR.TH.
– Within the next 18 months the SHERPA 72 will be presented to the public. The multifunction pocket mega-yacht par excellence reaches an ever new length.
– ARCADIA YACHTS makes their entry into the world of steel-hulled yachts with a 47 meter
designed in collaboration with Hot Lab studio.
At the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017, ARCADIA YACHTS has exclusively presented their latest revolutionary new yachts.
Once again the modern shipyard, increasingly an important nautical symbol in the Capri and Sorrento area, breaks new ground from their extraordinary lounge at the Vieux Port in Cannes. With an ARCADIA yacht everything reminds you of the sea and envelopes you in nature, completely harmonizing man with the environment. ARCADIA has abandoned the concept of floating palaces and embraced the sea with it’s perfumes and sounds.
The ARCADIA Lounge at Cannes reflects the revolutionary philosophy of the yard and it’s desire to break set patterns and leap beyond tradition, creating an atmosphere that emerges you in the marine environment with a scuba-diver who admiringly observes the ARCADIA yachts.
ARCADIA AND THE YACHTING RENAISSANCE
Seven years after the birth of the yard that revolutionized the international market with singular designs, ARCADIA YACHTS is pleased to announce their new course – a new Yachting Renaissance.
After this philosophy’s official introduction in 2010 with the creation of the shipyard, ARCADIA YACHTS’ concept of Yachting Renaissance continues to be implemented with success and has been formalized in recent months.
The Arcadian concept of renaissance yachting is based on placing the owner at the heart of the project, creating the spaces that surround him, allowing him to fully appreciate the environment that surrounds him – to begin design of the yacht considering the owner and how he intends to use the yacht, not starting from the shape of the hull.
On board an ARCADIA yacht, going to sea takes on a completely different meaning and offers completely different sensations. Not just the pure enjoyment of being cradled by the waves, but being able to come into close contact with the surrounding landscape from any point of view.
Ample open spaces let you emerge yourself in the marine environment; the much longer than average aft-decks create a sensation of oneness between the yacht and the sea, a natural continuity of the vessel itself. The full-height windows, the lateral openings and the innovative glass
surfaces that appear and disappear like windows in an automobile, all combine to generate spaces with imperceptible borders between inside and out; enclosed spaces dissolve and are assimilated
into the nature that surrounds them.
With an ARCADIA yacht the natural environment is not only exalted but also, and perhaps above all, respected. Ample openings render air-conditioning secondary thanks to the benefits of the pleasing sea breezes that can freely circulate throughout the yacht; the solar panels, integrated into the superstructure, reduce the use of generators and exalt the sound of nature while at anchor; the widespread use of state-of-the-art thermally insulated glass surfaces corroborate the yard’s desire to remain faithful to their environmental values.
Great emphasis has been placed on conviviality and relaxation on board while developing ARCADIA YACHTS’ vision to create yachts that exalt conviviality and living enveloped by nature, protecting nature with design solutions that encourage environmentally virtuous behavior.
FROM ONE TO THREE RANGES
Interest in ARCADIA YACHTS among sector professionals and success among the enthusiasts, confirmed by sales results, has caused many longtime players in the nautical market to search for inspiration in the innovative design solutions originally launched by ARCADIA: the large glass surfaces in aluminum frames, the “Up & Down” windows, the spacious hulls, the search for truly efficient performance. Strengthened by their successfully ambitious mission to contribute to the
development of 21st Century yachting by combining design, seaworthiness and functionality with
consolidated and reliable low carbon-footprint technologies, ARCADIA YACHTS announces the extension of the present day fleet and it’s expansion into three different ranges:
DEFINITIVE ENTRY INTO THE WORLD OF STEEL
The Italian shipyard intends to expand their vision to even larger yachts, vessels that often interrupt the relationship between the owner and the sea with attempts at majesty that sacrifice the pure pleasure of going to sea.
ARCADIA YACHTS continues to look ahead and has decided to confirm their entry into the world of steel hulled vessels with their new FOR.TH gamma, where FOR.TH stands for Forward Thinking. This project closely follows the yard’s philosophy, and together with Hot Lab Studio, the collaboration that produced the successful A100+ continues.
Regarding engineering and producing the first unit of the new range, ARCADIA YACHTS is considering possible foreign partnerships, to ensure that the project proceeds in full respect of the yard’s highest quality standards.
The first model of the Gamma FOR.TH will be 47 meters long, with a maximum beam of 9 meters. Contact with the surrounding environment will be assured by the use of large glass surfaces and open transoms on both the main and upper decks. ARCADIA YACHTS’ typical linear design is contrasted by an almost completely glass prism, of clear architectural inspiration, providing the interiors with a great amount of natural illumination. This conceptually extreme contrast is emphasized by the sharp modeling of the superstructure, whose fragmented elements create an appearance of distance, just like glass prisms. A light frame, in chromatic contrast with the rest, ideally reunites the shapes in a play of solids and voids that permits daylight to inundate the interiors.
Usable space is concentrated just a bit forward of amidships to allow for ample sunlit and shaded areas on the after decks, but the play of solids and voids, that literally fragment the lines of the
yacht, suggests of an upward movement towards the stern, restoring dynamism to the whole.
All exterior design solutions reflect the maximum in conviviality. Design philosophy for the
proposed interiors is based on a refined and contemporary open floor plan, clearly citing modern real-estate design. Spacious salons closely interact with the open air, doubling our perception; the proposed layout links interior to exterior in a relationship without barriers. All this on a yacht with a displacement of just under 500 gt.
The 78 sqm. sundeck is surrounded by a discreet, low level structure that provides a base for the slender hardtop struts. The bodywork is painted completely black and merges with the glass prisms that delineate the bridge windscreen. The solar panels are lodged inside the prisms, a traditional ARCADIA design distinction. Here the Italian yard proposes the possibility of a transparent jacuzzi surrounded by a spacious “C” shaped sunbathing area located on the forward half of the deck, with two linear settees and a central table tastefully set on the after part of the deck. The bar zone is found in the central part of the deck, facing aft to serve guests on barstools next to the pool.
There is another bar on the upper deck, shielded by a laminated structure that lets the sun filter through when desired. One of the many solutions for the upper deck that ARCADIA has also developed includes two facing “L” shaped settees. This configuration creates the quintessential convivial area, covering an incredible 43 sqm. The convertible sky-lounge is another distinguishing feature of the ARCADIA style; the full-height side windows slide forward until they completely disappear from sight, while the settees are placed to allow every seated guest to feel the sea
breeze. Light inundates the area vertically from several skylights.
Ultimately, this is an extremely innovative and revolutionary yacht that maintains the exclusive ARCADIA styling, a yacht that continues to confirm the yard’s role as a trailblazer and protagonist in what will be 21st Century yachting.