Arcadia unveils details of superyacht A100
Published: Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Arcadia Yachts has unveiled the details of its new superyacht model – A100. The yard offers a choice of different four and five-cabin interior layouts.
(Photos: Arcadia Yachts - A100)
The A100 is built from GRP with aluminium balconies on the main deck. Like all Arcadia yachts, this model sports a semi-planing hull with a LOA of 31.06 metres, a 29.19-metre hull and 7.75-metre beam. The A100 has a GT of slightly over 200 tonnes.
The main deck, which connects directly to the sky lounge and cockpit, is home to both the saloon and the dining area which are located in a single bright, airy communal space. The living area can be converted to a huge sea-front patio thanks to sliding side doors and balconies.
Further forward, the standard version also has a family room of around 30 square metres. Full-height windows and solar panels are also included. The double glazed panels into which the photovoltaic cells are incorporated comprise the upper section of the superstructure.
A100 Hull #1– M/Y Aria S has a five-cabin layout with the master suite forward on the main deck.
The bathroom and walk-in closet in the master suite are integrated with full-height side windows and a glazed ceiling.
Most notable on the lower deck is an innovative 35sqm VIP suite that has been personalised. The large cabin comes with a private lounge/office area and a TV area in addition to two bathrooms. When required, this large suite can be split into two en-suite VIP staterooms thanks to a sliding bulkhead amidships.
The lower deck is also home to a spacious crew quarter and a garage capable of stowing a 4.45-metre tender with further space for two wet bikes and other water toys.
The A100 also features the sky lounge, which is convertible to a third deck that can be enclosed by side windows. The latter can be raised all the way up to the hard top. It can be air-conditioned in warm or protected from the elements in bad weather. Equally, it can be left open like a conventional flybridge.
The third deck also features the helm station, a saloon furnished with sofas and occasional tables, a wet bar and, aft, a sunning terrace.
Currently, sporting twin 1,000hp MAN V8s, the A100 makes an impressive speed of around 18 knots at full throttle and cruises at 16 knots. At 14 knots, overall consumption drops to 150 litres/h, falling still further to a mere 50 litres/h at 10 knots, which is far lower than other yachts of the similar dimensions.
The A100 has a long range also thanks to reduced generator use since electricity is provided by the solar panels that cover the entire superstructure.
New generation photovoltaic cells are integrated into the exterior and interior surfaces of the doubleglazed panels fitted to most of the superstructure. This advanced, green system comprises 50 square metres of solar panels and provides enough power to drive most equipment and electrical appliances, such as fridges, water pump, WCs, lights, A/V, electronics, whilst the batteries recharge.
All of the energy requirements aboard when the yacht is riding at anchor are met with the exception of air conditioning and the induction hob in the galley. The result is a considerable saving on fuel, less pollution and improved onboard comfort because of the significant drop in noise and vibration levels as well as a complete absence of emissions. And all while guests have fun at the swim platform.
The photovoltaic cells in the solar panels have evolved since the first time they were installed by Arcadia. The new generation system uses monocrystalline cells with eight rather than four sides each which improves their efficiency.
Ugo Pellegrino, Sole Director of Arcadia Yachts, said: “The power generated at 24V goes directly to the battery pack and then via an inverter is converted to 220V and then sent to throughout the entire boat.”
Every double-glazed panel is filled with a special gas that guarantees a high thermal insulation coefficient, resulting in a difference of up to 18° between the temperature measured on the inner and outer surfaces of the panels: the equivalent of a 20 cm brick wall.