Arcadia has announced the sale of A85 yacht hull no. 12 to a British owner. This is a particularly  significant  achievement as it means  that, 7 years on from its unveiling, the A85 continues to sell at a rate of two a year worldwide. 



The A85S’s main saloon is cosy and inviting with a large eight-seater table in its bow area  so that diners can be served directly from the galley via a sliding hatch.  The bright winter garden leads into the spacious aft-deck lounge, where the cockpit includes a second  table  ideal  for  al  fresco  lunches  and  suppers. There  are  four  cabins  on  the lower  deck,  the  most  notable  of  which  is,  of  course,  the  master  amidships. This 32 square metre space includes an unparalleled bathroom with its own  large wellness area. The  spacious  VIP  cabin,  complete with  double  bed  and  walk-in closet,  lies  forward. Last  but  not  least  are  the  two  twin  guest cabins.  The  quarters for the 4 crew are in the bow section.   



One of the A85’s other great strengths is its extremely efficient fuel consumption which is 30-50%  lower  than  semi-displacement  yachts  of  comparable  dimensions, resulting  in  similarly lower  running  costs.  These  results  come thanks to the yacht’s NPL  semi-planing  hull  which was   developed   by   the   National   Physical Laboratory in   England   to   deliver   the   most hydrodynamically   efficient   hull   forms   and   length-beam   ratio. The   combination   of   this advanced hull and exceptionally light   superstructure has produced impressive performance figures even under limited engine power which in turn cuts costs. 



The A85 sports twin 730  hp MAN diesel engines, guaranteeing it a maximum speed of 18 knots  and a cruising  one of 16. The engine room  is  insulated  with  multilayer  sound-absorbent  materials  and also features silenced exhausts to reduce guest-perceived noise levels. Consequently, a level of just 70 dB was recorded on the aft-deck of the A85 at 12 knots which is just slightly above the murmur of a crowded  saloon.  Staying with  the  subject  of  acoustic  comfort,  the internal  bulkheads  were also  made  using  specific  sound-absorbent okoumé marine ply panels over an extruded polystyrene closed-cell foam core to guarantee absolute privacy and quiet to guests.  



The Arcadia Yachts’ philosophy focuses not just on fostering a closer relationship with the environment but also on actively safeguarding it. In fact, over 40 square metres of solar panels have been integrated into the A85’s superstructure, yielding around 4.5 kW of power. This is enough  to  run  the  main  utilities  aboard  which,  in  turn,  results  in a  considerable  saving  in diesel,  reduced  pollution  levels  and  improved  onboard comfort,  thanks  to  a  substantial reduction in noise and vibration levels as well as zero emissions.


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