The Arcadia Sherpa makes its stylish debut
The Arcadia Sherpa was unveiled for the first time last January during the Boot Dusseldorf. It has since won two prestigious awards at the Yachting Festival de Cannes, The World Yachts Trophies 2016 — in the category “Most Innovative Yacht” from 50 to 80 feet — and Boat of the Year 2016 in the motor yacht category.
The yacht fits a niche that was missing in the market for a ‘small/large yacht’ with a futuristic design. Sherpa is perfect for those who prefer the tranquillity of cruising at 18-20 knots and who consider low consumption – without the traditionally associated lack of power performance – an added value.
The Sherpa has an overall length of 17.70 metres with a width/beam of 5.60 metres made more pronounced by the concept of “open space” of the aft cockpit. It is a compact size that is still able to check off all the key factors of bigger yachts available in the range of the yard — internal/external areas and volumes, high-performance efficient hull, and minimalist and neat interiors.
Entertaining spaces abound for guests who want to enjoy the luxury of the large convivial outdoor area and spend days cruising and lounging on comfortable sofas, shaded by a large awning.
The Arcadia Sherpa also introduces a new concept of sports flying bridge — an “easy-to-close” platform is completely protected by the side windows that can be raised up to meet the hardtop. Just like in cars, the upper deck of Sherpa is “convertible.” Whether dealing with hot climates or unseasonable weather, the entire upper deck area is equipped with air-conditioning, making the Sherpa much more flexible and usable regardless of the environmental conditions. Of course, it can also be left open as with any traditional flying bridge.
The Sherpa is also characterised by an unexpected storage space of 140 square metres below the main deck. The cabinets have various uses, such as room for storing luggage, fishing and diving gear, water-sports equipment, or for the optional positioning of the sea-keeper stabiliser in its central part. This is why the boat was named after the Himalayan guides famed for their legendary ability to carry extraordinary loads.