Arcadia Yachts announced details of their new A100 yacht. The yard offers a choice of numerous different four and five-cabin interior layouts to ensure that the needs and requirements of each individual owner can be catered to as well as to guarantee the impeccable standard of comfort and privacy befitting a yacht of this size. 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.
Further forward, the standard version also has a family room of around 30 square metres. Full-height windows and solar panels lend this yacht an exclusive, ultra-modern allure. The double glazed panels into which the photovoltaic cells are incorporated comprise the upper section of the superstructure and are a signature of all ARCADIA models. Once again, they are one of the most prominent green features aboard the A100. The entire living area converts to a huge sea-front patio thanks to sliding side doors and balconies. These extraordinary al fresco spaces afford spectacular views from both sides of the yacht – an exhilarating solution offered by ARCADIA YACHTS aboard this new model.
The A100 also features an ambitious new sky lounge concept which is convertible to a third deck that can be entirely enclosed by side windows. The latter can be raised all the way up to the hard top, exactly as happens in a car. This means the entire upper deck is exceptionally flexible and usable regardless of weather conditions. It can be air-conditioned in very warm climes or protected from the elements in bad weather. Equally, it can be left open like a conventional flying bridge. The third deck also features the helm station, a saloon furnished with sofas and occasional tables, a wet bar and, aft, a sunning terrace.
The A100 sports a fibreglass NPL semi-planing hull which takes its name from the fact that tests were carried out to determine its optimal form and most hydrodynamically efficient length-beam ratio at the Physical Laboratory of England. Further research was carried out by the ARCADIA technical department before adopting the NPL hulls for its yachts, resulting in excellent sea-keeping and noise damping for unparalleled onboard comfort. Coupled with ARCADIA’s lightweight superstructure, it delivers efficient performance with a modest engine set-up, significantly cutting fuel consumption and running costs compared to yachts of similar dimensions.
Currently, sporting twin 1,000 hp Man V8s, the A100 makes an impressive speed of around 18 knots at full throttle and cruises at 16 which is perfect for long-range cruising. At 14 knots, overall consumption drops to just 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 as electricity is provided by the solar panels that cover almost the entire superstructure.