Arcadia Yachts celebrates ten years' activity with the New Sherpa XL

– 220 square metres of space, interiors and exteriors at disposal of its guests in every moment
– Internal layout with 3 or 4 cabins
– Side garage large enough for a 4-metre tender (or larger)
– Exteriors and interiors designed in cooperation with the Milan-based Hot Lab design studio


It has been ten years since the first A85 was presented to the public, marking the introduction of new concept of yacht. During these ten years, ARCADIA YACHTS has gained a starring role on the stage of international yachting, delivering about 30 vessels and always placing Owners and their needs at the heart of every project

ACADIA YACHTS is there fore preparing to celebrate its ten the anniversary with the world de but of the new SHERPA XL at 2019 the Cannes Yachting Festival (10-15 September), confirming the innovative role of the Italian shipyard with features typical of the 85- 90 feet segment.


From solar panels that allow to reduce generator use when at anchor to the large, thermally insulated windows and the high – efficiency semi – planing hull (which allows to considerably reduce fuel consumption), everything aboard ARCADIA yachts is designed to provide a unique experience of life at sea in close contact with the surrounding environment. ARCADIA YACHTS is still continuing to invest in research and development so that it can always be a leader in the creation of yachts in which sustainability, design, conviviality, safety and ease – of – use are balanced to perfection.
The open areas on every ARCADIA yacht allow to become fully part of the marine environment, while the largert han mainstream players aft – decks unite the yacht and the sea, as if the sea itself were a natural extension of the yacht. The full – height windows, the side openings and the innovative glass panels (which can be lowered and raised like car windows) generate spaces in which the threshold between inside and outside becomes imperceptible, while closed spaces dissolve and are absorbed by the surrounding natural environment.
In ARCADIA yachts, the natural environment is more than just celebrated – it is also, and perhaps most importantly, respected. The large openings limit the use of air conditioning thanks to pleasant sea breezes that can freely blow through the yacht. The solar panels integrated in the top of the yacht reduce generat or use, which also allows to better appreciate natural sounds when at anchor.
The use of cutting – edge glass panels with considerable thermal insulation bears witness to the shipyard’s commitment to maintaining its environmental principles.



The SHERPA XL (the successor of SHERPA) is another step in the growth process of ARCADIA philosophy, giving life to a new line of yachts next to the historical A line.
The spaces inside the new SHERPA XL efficiently u se every inch of the vessel’s 24 – metre overall length and (especially) the approx. 7 -metre beam, which is greater than the average 6. 4 metre beam of yachts in the 85 – 90 feet category available on the market. This means that the overall living area is 220 square metres inside and outside thanks to the side garage solution.
The concept of the SHERPA XL, developed with the Milan – based Hot Lab design studio (which had previously worked with ARCADIA YACHTS on the interiors of the A105) develops around the arran gement of the decks. The bow decks are staggered, so there is one central staircase with reduced height differences. This unusual layout has permitted to achieve large spaces in a limited height, arranging volumes in unusual ways.



The direct relationship with the sea (which has always been one of the distinguishing traits of ARCADIA philosophy) is enhanced in the cockpit, which is connected to the stern platform by a short set of scenic steps. These steps create an interlocking pattern between the narrow topside and the low volume that supports the sundeck. This large space, nearly 65 square metres in size, is unencumbered and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. The shipyard’s ability to create, forward of the engine room, a side garage large enough to house a tender of 4 metres (or more) in length, means the platform is always clear. This is a considerable advantage in terms of elegance and comfort compared to the currently available items in the 85 – 90 feet segment.
The topsides along the cockpit have openings that allow guests to fully enjoy the view while relaxing on sofas or sitting at the table (which is large enough to seat eight to ten people in the optional version). The trait d’union between interiors and exteriors, which highlights the relation ship with the sea and the surrounding environment, is definitely the skylounge (34 sq.m.), where, thanks to the fully up&down windows, simply touching a button is enough to directly enjoy the sea breeze
– the best air conditioning you could wish for.
The 35 square metre sunlounge in the upper deck has a bar area that stresses the open – air philosophy of the SHERPA XL. This entire area (unlike traditional fly decks with wheelhouse) is dedicated entirely to guests, providing privacy. The regular shape of the sunlounge allows to have multiple solutions with items supplied loose.


The strong interaction with the surrounding environment can also be seen in the design of the interiors, which are characterised by sophist icated furniture set in a dry, essential style, with simple geometries that maximise volumes. The available space is used to its full extent and offers the greatest possible comfort when living aboard.
Different Owners have different needs, so the SHERPA XL has been designed in a three or four cabin version. In the first, an enclosed galley is in the skylounge, whereas in the three
– cabin version it is in the lower deck. In both versions, great care has been given to ensuring an efficient.



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