After introducing their new entry model Sherpa to the industry at the Boot Düsseldorf event in January this year, Arcadia Yachts’ new 55-feet vessel has taken to the waters around Capri for the first time. Hidden from its compact and essential lines, as the legendary Himalayan guides, the new Arcadia Sherpa (named for the Nepalese people who are often hired to guide and support mountain climbers in the Himalayas) has an extraordinary flexibility and potential loac capacity.
Depending on its layout and furnishings, the Sherpa can serve as a superyacht’s shadow boat for toting tenders and toys, a support vessel for an oceanfront villa, a fishing boat, a party boat with all that deck space, or a family-style cruiser with plenty of space for sunning. Sherpa is available in two superstructure configurations: an open deck, which is suited to carrying gear and other utilitarian purposes, and a saloon deck, which features a glass-enclosed living space on the main deck. The below-deck area can be configured with one, two, or three cabins, and the glass-enclosed upper deck includes the bridge, galley, and dining area.
The yacht is constructed with lightweight materials to enhance fuel efficiency, and the solar panels that are built into the superstructure power most of the onboard systems. The boat has a top speed of 25 knots and cruises at 20 knots, and the Volvo IPS propulsion allows you or your captain to easily maneuver up to and away from the dock.