Arcadia Yachts launches the new 115
Published: Sunday, 01 January 2012
The Arcadia yachts are built around the premise of using specially-designed glass on the sides and roof that harness electricity while creating a comfortable atmosphere inside. The 85 didn’t have a flybridge, but instead featured a high ceiling that created a cathedral-effect in the main saloon and entertaining areas.
The new 115, a full 35-metres length overall with a wide beam of 8.1 metres, is built on a semi-planing hull with a maximum draught of 2.3 metres and 150 tonne-displacment. The maximum speed is 18.5 knots and one-third load. The 115 comes with a stabilizer system that includes a zero-speed option. Twin MAN V12 1224 horsepower engines with ZF gearboxes. The batteries are re-charged from the photovoltaic components inserted in the double glazed glass on the superstructure. All the furniture in the interior and outer deck areas are supplied by the Poltrona Frau Group.
The new 115 features a double-deck superstructure, with a large skylounge aft of the wheelhouse. Here, owner and guests can enjoy fantastic views of the sea from the comfort of a completely enclosed or opened up aft deck. This feature should be of note to yacht owners wanting a lot of internal volume while preserving the feeling of openness. The main deck features saloon and dining, while upper deck is lounge-oriented. The huge master cabin is on the main deck near the bow and is full beam and very spacious, thanks to a wide flare in the hull.
Large windows dominate the design, letting in plenty of light, while the double glazed roof provides protection from overheating. Arcadia employ the neat trick on their designs of saving weight by reducing the need for air conditioning and thus generator power thanks to the use of photovoltaic glass, which both cools the main areas of the boat and provides power.