Arcadia Yachts to unveil 85-foot model at Cannes

The Arcadia A85S is designed with an emphasis on passenger space.

The Arcadia A85S is designed with an emphasis on passenger space.

At the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival in September, Arcadia Yachts will unveil its A85S, a boat that’s focused on passenger space and energy efficiency. The linear design of the superstructure and vertical line of the bow are all intended to make the most of all the boat’s living space. Auxiliary electrical power is provided by solar panels integrated into the boat’s superstructure and photovoltaic cells are set between the outer and inner surfaces of the solar panels to help reduce demand on the generator.

The A85S features a sky lounge that can convert the upper deck to an enclosed area with power windows that raise to the hardtop. The space can be climate-controlled or fresh air can flow through. The upper deck also houses the bridge so guests can keep the owner company during a cruise. On the main deck, a large C-shaped sofa and an adjustable-height table forward can transform the lounge into a large sunpad. The deckhouse is surrounded by double-glazed reflective glass and the main saloon has an eight-seat dining table that can be served directly from the galley. The aft deck has a sheltered cockpit with another table and farther aft is another inviting open area.

Below deck, the A85S has four cabins including a 105-square-foot master suite amidships with an en-suite head. Forward is a VIP stateroom with a double berth and walk-in closet and the remaining two cabins have twin berths. There are also crew quarters for four deck hands. A tender garage can stow a 13-foot tender.

At almost 85 feet, the A85S has a maximum displacement of 75 tons. It is powered by twin 730-hp MAN diesels that push the boat to an estimated maximum speed of 20.7 mph and a cruise of 18.4 mph. Slow down to a displacement speed of 13.8 mph and the boat has an estimated range of 978 statute miles.