Arcadia Sherpa (read our preview on BoatMag International) will make her official debut at 2016 Düsseldorf Boot, in the Open deck version and two cabin layout: the launch is planned for December 15th.
Lamination started in August to finish at the end of September; beginning of October saw the unit move from the fiberglass department to the fitting one. Arcadia Sherpa will touch the water and start cruising towards Genoa, where she will be loaded on a vessel and shipped to Rotterdam, then will debut on a river (the Rhine) and navigate towards Düsseldorf to be placed in Hall 6, for the presentation to customers, brokers and international media.
Everything about Arcadia Sherpa
Arcadia Sherpa is a 16.80 x 5.50 meter yacht whose main design target was flexibility: the shipyard offers different configurations according to owner’s needs, spacing from one up to three cabins. The first layout features a very large master apartment, which includes a modular lounge area with sliding panels to create different setups, while the bathroom takes the full beam.
The two-cabin version sports a master’s suite with full beam en-suite and a second room with 2-meter headroom and a bathroom with separate shower.
The final layout boasts three cabins with the owner’s one, completed with en-suite and shower box, located to bow, and the two guest rooms amidships sharing a bathroom accessible from the hallway. There’s also room for crew quarters.
Arcadia Sherpa introduces a new concept for the flying bridge, dubbed “easy to close”, where the side windows can slide up and down to create a veranda or a closed deck, to be used in any weather condition.
Even the superstructure is available in two configurations: Open deck and Salon deck, for day cruising or long-range navigation respectively. To enhance versatility, the semi-displacing hull NPL fits both situations, also reducing drastically the fuel need.
The NPL hull is named after the National Physical Laboratory of England where tests have been run to determine the best length-to-beam ratio, in terms of hydrodynamic efficiency. This advanced hull, combined to the light superstructure, allows for good performance with rather small engines: with twin Volvo Penta IPS 600 Sherpa can reach 25 knots and cruise at 20, burning around 97 liters per hour of fuel. Pacing at 12 knots in displacement setup, the need drops down to 43 lph. Fuel-saving navigation is helped by the low usage of the generator, thanks to the power (3.5 Kw) provided by solar panels covering most of the superstructure.