For Immediate Release, 01/25/2016, Italy
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Arcadia Yachts has the pleasure to announce that all new entry model SHERPA was officially on display for its world premiere during the 2016 edition of Boot Dusseldorf (23-31 January 2016) with the Open Deck superstructure/two cabin internal layout – HALL 6 – stand A21.

The production of the entry level SHERPA is part of the recent extension of Arcadia Yachts’ GRP range. Together with the Arcadia 100 (presently under construction), the yard’s GRP family line is as follows: SHERPA - ARCADIA 85 – ARCADIA 85S - ARCADIA 100 - ARCADIA 115. All models are built using dedicated molds, one for each model. In addition, the yard will unveil details about production plans for full- displacement steel/aluminum yachts from 135' up to 150'. 

Arcadia Sherpa hull #01 – demo boat. Arcadia Sherpa made her official debut in Dusseldorf Boot 2016 with an Open Deck superstructure/two cabin internal layout. The yacht is built for Mediterranean cruising. This specific version/layout is actually the most requested. 
Arcadia Sherpa hull #02 - Lamination of Sherpa hull #2 started in September 2015 and completed the first decade of December 2015. Launch is scheduled for spring 2016. At this time there are several and serious negotiations on this unit form different countries. 

- 16.80m LOA with an exceptional 5.60m beam
- Unexpected storage spaces - SHERPA’s tender garage guarantees an unusual volume for this size yacht. AREA: 13 square meters / 140 square feet - VOLUME: 7 cube meters / 247 cube feet
- High efficiency NPL hull improved by new technical solutions adopted as the result of studies conducted in partnership between Arcadia’s technical department and Volvo Penta
- Two different superstructures options: Open deck and Salon deck
- Extremely flexible layout: one, two and three cabin versions – Sherpa has been designed to get the maximum in layout flexibility
- A 41 square meter (441 square feet) cockpit – the same as the Arcadia 85
- Convertible Sport flying-bridge “easy-to-close” upper deck area with automatic up/down window system 
- At full displacement a speed of 12 knots, with a consumption of apx. 43 liters/hour
- 4KW of solar panel energy
- Waste water treatment
- Eco antifouling

SHERPA is a “forward thinking design yacht”. A 16.8m yacht with an exceptional 5.60m beam. A compact size with all the key features of larger yachts in the same range: exterior/interior spaces, a high-performance and efficient hull, well lit and modern interiors. SHERPA can be favorably compared with much larger yachts (65 ft) by its LWL (15.53m) and beam (5.60m) as no extra lengths are considered (bathing platforms and bow rake) because still included in the hull shape. The efficient length to beam ratio of the specific NPL hull also contributes to an upgraded yacht size for SHERPA. The incredible volume of the yacht is certainly a winning factor for potential clients of this size and range. 

One of the primary objectives of Arcadia SHERPA was to obtain the maximum in lay out flexibility. The yard offers a series of configurations according to different needs: day cruiser, shadow boat, support vessel for seafront villas or mega-yachts, mini yacht, day boat, fisherman, etc. There are two superstructure options: open deck and salon deck. SHERPA also offers several interior layouts with one, two or three cabin.
Open boat version with main deck free of any furniture can be configured as support vessel for seafront villas or mega-yachts. If an owner needs a  boat for a daily use, an open deck configuration with a single owners cabin would be preferred. If short or long cruising is the desired use, an owner with a young family would adapt a two or three cabin layout.
- Single cabin version - owner suite
A spacious owner's suite includes a modular salon/lounge area with sliding panels that create different spaces and a walk-in closet with access to the full beam width bathroom.
- Two cabin version
With this variation, in addition to the spacious owner's suite with walk-in closet and access to the full beam width bathroom, the second cabin has a full two meter headroom throughout, two side by side berths and a practical bathroom with separate shower for guests.
- Three cabin version
The three cabin version of the new Arcadia model has the owner's king size berth forward, with a spacious bathroom and separate shower. Both guest cabins have two meter headroom throughout and a shared bathroom with access from the corridor. Sherpa also offers the possibility of a crew cabin.
-For the Asian market
SHERPA was also designed with the Asian market in mind, answering the market's request for ample shaded areas with the salon deck version. There is also a special version with an even  enlarger shaded veranda.

Arcadia SHERPA features a new concept in sport flying-bridges: the “Easy-to-close” flying-bridge that converts into a closed deck, completely protected by side windows that can be raised and lowered, just as in automobiles. The whole upper-deck area, since it is air-conditioned, becomes much more flexible and functional in any weather condition: in very hot climes or in bad weather when closed, or left open to the air as per any traditional flying-bridge. 

Besides the flexible layouts, SHERPA offers an unexpected storage space of 140 square meters (247 cubic feet) below the main deck. A flush main-deck allows all storage to take place belowdecks, leaving the entire area free for other uses. This storage space has direct and easy access, with a useful internal height of 125cm. Its storage lockers may easily be prepared for the most diverse uses: the usual mooring lines and fenders, water toys, fishing and diving equipment, water sport gear (kite-surf, windsurf, kayak), or for optional placement of the Seakeeper stabilizer in the central section. This is why the yacht is named after the legendary Himalayan guides capable of carrying extraordinary loads: SHERPA.

SHERPA can be used both for day cruising or for very long-range cruising (ocean fishing and sightseeing). Thanks to her high performance semi-displacement NPL hull - which offers significant savings in fuel consumption – and together with the additional fuel tank compartment, extended cruising capabilities are guaranteed. The NPL hull type is a specific hull named after the National Physical Laboratory of England, where tests were conducted to determine the best ratio of length to beam in terms of hydrodynamic efficiency. This advanced hull, together with lightweight superstructures, allow very satisfying performance with low-power engines. 

The new Arcadia SHERPA - with Volvo Penta IPS 600  engines – has a top speed of about 25 knots, with a cruising speed of 20 knots. At 20 knots, fuel consumption is apx. 97 liters per hour, and at 12 knots (top displacement speed), this decreases to about 43 liters per hour. Volvo IPS propulsion guarantees proven maneuverability and outstanding silence. Cruising range is also favored by low generator usage thanks to the 4KW of electrical energy supplied by the solar panels that cover almost the entire superstructure.

Solar cells of latest generation are integrated between the external and internal surfaces of double-glazed panels fitted on top of the largest part of the superstructure. This advanced and ecological system supplies enough power (4KW) to run equipment and electrical systems: refrigerators, water circulation, toilettes, lights, Audio/Video, electronics, recharging batteries. Each double glazed panel contains a special gas named Krypton, which guarantees a high insulation coefficient, between 18° and 24° of thermal cooling between interior and exterior temperatures, the equivalent of a 20cm brick wall.

The added value found in environmentally friendly efficiency factors – standard key values of all Arcadia models – reaches a new height with the SHERPA and confirms the yard's attention towards limiting running costs. These benefits become quite clear when considering that on-board energy consumption is almost completely met by the 4kw of energy supplied by the Sherpa's solar panels. Her properly engineered propulsion and lightweight NPL hull shape, coupled with the solar panel energy output, provide the Sherpa with very competitive operating costs.
Yard: Arcadia Yachts – Model: Arcadia SHERPA Motor yacht - Construction materials: fibreglass  superstructure in GRP, aluminium for the veranda – Length overall: 16.81m – Waterline length: 15.53m – Maximum beam: 5.60m – Draft: 0.90m – Displacement at full load: 20 tons – Propulsion: one Volvo Penta IPS 600 – Generator: 9 KW 50 HZ Kohler – Veranda solar panel electrical production: 4 KW – Guests: 8 – Crew: 5 – Fuel capacity: 1,800 litres – Water capacity: 600 litres  –  R.I.N.A. Regulation and compliance with EU Provisions 94/25/CE (amending EU Provisions 2003/44/CE). The certificate issued is the EU declaration of conformity in regards to plan CATEGORY B MODULE B.


ECOTHINK - A “green” approach reflects in everything we do, in our everyday life, at work and when making big decisions. This is a lifestyle that Arcadia Yachts has managed to bring into the nautical sector through an idea that has combined together functional design and “ethical sense”, appreciation and respect for the environment. An “ecological idea” which translates into eco-friendly solutions, that reduces consumption and environmental impact. To enjoy the sea in a more free and responsible way. Because the future of yachting is a little greener every day.
ECOTECH - The most advanced technological research and the best Italian creativity to generate innovative and efficient solutions which define a new “sustainable” frontier in yachting:
  • FUNCTIONAL DESIGN with a distinct personal touch, to better integrate shapes and components and reach the highest eco-friendly performance;
  • Double glazing PANELS integrated within the superstructure. This feature ensures maximum comfort whilst recharging the batteries and powering all utilities and services on-board. This is the only way to reduce the use of generators;
  • HYDRODYNAMIC EFFICIENCY of the semi-displacement hull which requires limited engine power, guaranteeing low consumption, emissions and maintenance costs;
  • SOPHISTICATED SYSTEMS which provide waste water treatment to avoid pollution;
  • Optional HYBRID PROPULSION to sail up to 8 knots with “zero emissions” in absolute silence;
  • ARCADIA ASSEMBLING SYSTEM which minimises the waste materials during the building stage, the use of paints, and helps reduce construction times.
THE SHIPYARD - Shipyard is located in the heart of the Mediterranean: a 36.000m2 facility where craftsmanship, modern technologies, attention to detail and the surrounding environment are perfectly blended together.
THE FLEET - A series of fibreglass yachts ranging from 55 to 115 feet, with new plans to increase the size from 145 feet up to 180 in steel/aluminum. 


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