2015 preview: Arcadia 100 with convertible flybridge

Arcadia 100 is the new model from Arcadia Yachts: the first unit is under construction and will feature a new kind of flybridge, which can turn into a third covered deck.

With a length of 31.06 meters (and a good 29.19 at waterline), and a beam of 7.75, Arcadia 100 introduces a new concept of fly deck: as in a car, pop-up side windows reach the hardtop and the space can be completely closed and protected. So, the upper bridge is more flexible and can be used in any weather condition.  The deck features a helm station, a salon with couches and tea tables, a wet bar and a sun terrace abaft.


Arcadia 100 is a semi displacing vessel, NPL class: it stands for National Physical Laboratory, where the tests have been run to decide the shape of the hull and the best length/beam ratio in terms of hydrodynamic efficiency.

The hull, combined with a very light superstructure, allows for good performance with a limited power and interesting fuel efficiency. With two 1000HP engines, Arcadia 100 can reach 18 knots of top speed and 16 of cruise, with a fuel consumption of 130 liters per hour at the latter pace dropping down to 150 lph at 14 knots. At the slow cruise speed of 8-10 knots, ideal for night navigation and long cruises, the fuel need gets to just 50 lph.

In addition, last generation photo-voltaic panels are embedded between the external and the internal surfaces of the glass-chamber panels that are mounted on most of the superstructure.

This advanced and green system produces enough power to feed many devices, such as refrigerators, water pumps, WCs, lights and electronics, while the batteries are still recharging.


The shipyard offers many layouts, with four or five cabins, to meet the needs of most owners, granting a high level of comfort and privacy. Of course, fully customized solutions can be designed together with the shipyard.

The standard version of Arcadia 100 features the full beam owner’s suite amidships, with king bed to starboard, bathroom with tub and double basin, a dress room, vanity corner and a relax area with armchairs and tea table.
Moving to the front, twin double cabins have their en-suite, then the VIP room to bow which boasts a large bed, a spacious bathroom with separate WC and a vanity corner.

The main deck’s living area communicates directly with the aft cockpit and hosts lounge area and dining table. The sensation of open spaces is boosted by the transparent vertical “walls”, while the ceiling shows a set of solar panels.

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