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Italian yard bags fourth 115 sale

Published on June 18, 2015 by   ·   No Comments

Italian shipbuilding eco warriors, Arcadia, have just excitedly announced the sale of their fourth Arcadia 115 to a buyer in the Middle East region.

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Speaking of the sale, President of Arcadia Yachts, Ugo Pellegrino, said, “For our yard the sale of the fourth unit of Arcadia 115 represents an additional crucial business achievement that confirms our production and visionary strategies over this model. The sale of four hulls in four years is a solid step for a “niche yard” like we are. In regards to the Yacht, it’s not necessary to point out that you haven’t seen a yacht like this before. But if you can see from the outside that she offers something different, it’s not until you step aboard that you can appreciate just how radical she really is.”

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So what does he mean by her looking ‘different’ from the outside? Well, aside from her wider-than-average beam and vertical bow, the Arcadia 115 has a very distinctive like-it-or-hate-it futuristic superstructure. Covered in no less than 60m² of 5kW photovoltaic panels, the roof glass can (on a bright day) run the fridges, freezers, lights, fans, and pumps, without the assistance of a generator, making for a very quiet ambience while sat at anchor. To add to the eco-friendly CV, the double-glazed glass used on the boat is filled with inert gas to reportedly give the insulating qualities of a 20cm brick wall.

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Compared to the average 115-footer, the Arcadia has unusually proportioned internal volumes. Light and space permeate throughout with the floor-to-ceiling windows and two opening-out balconies in the saloon area, a great example of this. Plenty of sofas and lounging places are found main deck while on the upper deck there’s a huge wide open space relaxation zone with a glass-wrapped lounge opening onto a terrace with sun-loungers, a bar and second formal dining space – ideal, in particular, for the charter market.

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The standard Arcadia 115 layout allows for four cabins on the lower deck, two doubles and two twins, with an upper deck cabin at the back of the wheelhouse suitable for the captain or additional guests. The main deck hosts the full-beam owner’s suite as well as four-cabin crew quarters to the fore – allowing a full complement of 10-12 guests looked after by eight crew. Arcadia is also open to customisation to accommodate more guests in additional cabins – without compromising the crew’s comfort and safety. The Company has chosen furnishings by Poltrona Frau and other top Italian design brands although, again, they’re open to customer preference. The tender garage will amply house a 14ft RIB and two personal watercraft such as, jetskis.

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Under the bonnet she has 2 x 12 cylinder MAN engines, which will give range of over 1,200 nautical miles. A hydro-dynamically efficient hull delivers significant fuel savings and comfort at sea. Adapted by Arcadia from designs by Britain’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL), this hull allows the Arcadia 115 to sail from 8 knots (with zero emissions in absolute silence) to above 17 knots (in hybrid mode) with little changes in trim.

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