Arts and Craft

The US edition of the eco yacht Arcadia 85, unveiled at Art Basel Miami, has a dash of sophistication

This Arcadia yacht is an ecological dream. The craft resolves the design conundrum of integrating solar panels into a yacht with a top-notch navigation performance.

This 26-metre long, 7.15-metre wide yacht is equipped with 40sq m of photovoltaic technology, a system used to convert solar energy into electricity using solar panels, each composed of hundreds of high performance solar cells powering all the equipment on board including showers, toilet, fridges and lights.

Arcadia’s stylish linear interiors made quite a splash when the yacht made its debut at Art Basel Miami last year. The deckhouse is made almost entirely out of double-layered reflecting glass, giving the interior a bright and airy feel.


The sliding overhead and lateral blinds provide privacy and shade when required. The impressive 8.5m-long aft deck lounge features a well-protected cockpit – perfect for dining – as well as a large sunbathing area toward the stern of the boat.

Designed to be a family yacht, the Arcadia has four guest cabins on the lower deck, including the owner’s spectacular cabin, with a wider than usual living space than other yachts of the same size. The ensuite main room is generous in size and comes complete with a dressing area.

There are an additional two twin cabins. The vertical bow of the yacht offers space for four crew, which can be accessed through the wheelhouse. It also contains a tender garage which can accommodate a 4m tender and a two-seater jet ski.


The interior layout features some of the most luxurious of Italian design brands, including as Poltrona Frau, Cassina and Schiffini. Both the layout and interior design, with movable furniture, can be customised to individual tastes.

Full floor-to-ceiling windows allow an unfettered view of the seascape.