Just a little over a year since its presentation, Arcadia Yachts is proud to announce that the new A105 made its official debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018. The yacht proved an instant and huge hit on the market as attested to by the fact that the third hull is already in build.
Creating a bond with a nature
Arcadia Yachts’ core vision in the development of its models has always been to start with the Owner and the use they intend to make of the boat, and then craft the latter to give form and substance to the client’s ideas and wishes. There is no doubt that this idea underpins the success of the A105 project developed by the yard in collaboration with the Milan-based Hot Lab studio. A design so flexible that it can be adapted to the very diverse requests from the Owner.
The A105’s chiselled masculine lines are one of the yard’s trademarks but here have been reinterpreted to raise the communal guest and al fresco areas - the very heart and soul of every Arcadia - to new heights. The result is that contact with nature and the surrounding world is intensified yet also respected thanks to large apertures which reduce the need for air-conditioning, solar panels integrated into the superstructure, and the extensive use of cutting-edge highly efficient thermal insulating glass.
Al fresco conviviality and relaxation
Creating a sense of conviviality and chilled-out relaxation aboard remains one of Arcadia’s core values. The aft deck aboard the A105 can comfortably seat up to 10 people for a formal dinner, while the lounge area has space for a further 12 guests. The latter can also convert to a further dining area offering the Owner the possibility to having more than 20 people aboard to dine at once.
This same principle was applied to the concept for the upper deck as a whole. Here both interior and exterior spaces are cleverly mixed to create a further spectacular relaxation area. Offering just under 30 square metres of space, the convertible sky lounge can be used 365 days a year and opens aft towards the sun lounge which, at 35 square metres, doesn’t just provide Owners with a further convivial area with direct sea contact but also shelters the whole of the aft deck.
To satisfy any and all of Owners’ requirements, ARCADIA has also created a variety of different interior layout options at the design stage that play with the inside-outdoor ethic. Currently over 50 combinations on the design have been developed to showcase just how flexible this craft is and to help clients select the solutions that best mirror their own wishes.
Aboard the Arcadia 105
The A105, presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018, is the third yacht that her Owner has had built by Arcadia in 7 years. “His choices reflected his navigation philosophy and that is something we are very familiar with: large convivial spaces for daytime and cabins that are genuinely able to offer exceptional privacy and comfort well beyond the category,” declared Ugo Pellegrino, Sole Director of the Italian yard. “This is why he asked us to dedicate the winter garden forward on the main deck to a playroom where he could gather with a few select guests or simply enjoy the bow view and natural sea breeze guaranteed by two large side windows.”
In both the communal areas and the cabins, black and white is used in unusual woods and combined with gloss lacquered inserts to create a contrasting interplay that is much more than just an aesthetic element. The main saloon is a case in point as the central area, which features dark carpeting, is dedicated to welcoming guests, while the lighter colour of the floors and ceilings along the side very naturally mark them out as passageways for moving about aboard.
The idea of creating a direct relationship with the surrounding environment and a constant interaction between interior and exterior spaces - the keys to every Arcadia yacht concept - has been further evolved in the A105. The same structural elements, such as the stairs leading to the upper deck with its “floating” steps, are designed
to leave the eye free to roam and never impede the view. A concept that crops up again in the furnishings which have deliberately been kept low and sleek.
To further boost privacy, the master cabin is accessed via its own stairs while the Owner chose two VIP staterooms and a guest cabin from the various options available for the guest quarters.
With its high bow, elegant lines, lightness and unmistakable slender profile descending towards the stern, the SX112 delivers all the characteristics and stylistic features of the SX line, taking research into new living solutions to a higher level.The SX112 is the flagship of the innovative SX crossover line, which has broken the mould by offering a new type of yachts. A synthesis of the classic motor yacht with a flying bridge and explorer type, the SX range is a proposal where style and functionality merge into a common language.The design of the new crossover model was once again entrusted to the creativity of Bernardo Zuccon of the Studio Zuccon International Project for the exterior lines and Piero Lissoni for the interiors of the first unit.A conceptual refinement of the SX88 project, this new model offers a spacious beach area of about 90 m2, which can be extended thanks to the fold-down terraces, consisting of an indoor space with a gym area directly connected to the outside through large sliding glass windows, allowing owners to enjoy these spaces in a new way, maximising the connection between indoor and outdoor. There is a large platform where large toys can be hosted and which allows direct contact with the sea.The SX112's design is characterised by the extensive use of glass. The innovative wheelhouse, which is located exclusively on the fly bridge, can be fully closed and air-conditioned by electrically operating windows or opened to let the sea breeze in.The main deck saloon is also enclosed by floor-to-ceiling windows that let in natural light from all sides, increasing the sense of space and allowing the view of the sea to be enjoyed at all times, thanks also to the openings in the bulwark at the centre of the boat. One absolute innovation on the SX112 is the position of the engine room, which for the first time has been located under the stern platform, making it possible to recover 40 m2 of space on board."The SX crossover range is Sanlorenzo's perfect example of profound sartorial aptitude. A line that was born from the constant dialogue between the company and its owners and that has led to the creation of a project never seen before in the yachting world, to meet the new needs of a constantly evolving market: a range of yachts that favours the use of the boat at sea, designed for true yachting enthusiasts,” says Massimo Perotti, Executive Chairman Sanlorenzo. Sanlorenzo was founded in 1985 in Viareggio by yacht builder Gionvanni Jannetti. In 2005, Massimo Perrotti became the majority shareholder in the shipyard. Sanlorenzo builds yachts ranging from 28.60 to 62 metres in length. Credits: Sanlorenzo
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The 26m Drakkar S yacht concept was designed by Max Zhivov, inspired by Viking ships, but with solar panels covering almost the entire roof. They power the boat with electric energy and make her environmentally friendly. Drakkar S can be controlled by autopilot directly from a smartphone app. Smartphones can also be used by guests to set the destination and cruise to it.On board, it's a luxury yacht with an expansive main salon, well-equipped kitchen, two master cabins, two guest cabins and a swim platform.The saloon roof can be opened so that guests can enjoy the fresh air. Credits: Max Zhirov
January 28, 2021
Camper & Nicholsons, Karatas Yacht Design and Arkin Pruva have announced that the new build project of the 42.5m Explorer Ice Class, due for delivery in 2022, has been upgraded to the latest IMO gas emission regulations.All parties worked together to ensure the new build’s machinery meets the latest IMO requirements, specifically when it comes to NOx SOx Tier III gas emission. The Arkin Pruva Explorer yacht will, therefore, be equipped with the latest 2021 MAN engines fitted with SCR exhausts at no extra cost to the buyer. The additional cost was kindly absorbed by the shipyard, Arkin Pruva, to keep the total budget under €10 million.As a result, the entire engine room had to be redesigned by Karatas Yacht Design in order to accommodate the new engines and additional equipment to stay within the environmental regulations stipulated in the latest IMO requirements. The Explorer Ice Class will be RINA Ice Class D certified. Credits: Camper & Nicholsons
January 28, 2021
Following the delivery of the 50m Olokun to her new owner at the end of last year, Tankoa has released the first running images of the full-aluminium yacht. Olokun was photographed on the way to the Côte d'Azur, where she will spend her first season. Olokun began life as an on-spec project that was sold and project-managed by Camper & Nicholsons. With exterior and interior design by Francesco Paszkowski and decor by Casadio Miami, the interior layout is similar to her 50m predecessors Bintador and Vertige. Her distinctive black hull, however, is unique and was created using a high-performance coating that reduces the temperature of the metal in sunlight by up to 10°C. “For me it was a great pleasure to participate in the completion and delivery of Olokun while respecting the established deadlines, despite the serious pandemic that has hit the whole world,” says Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Tankoa Yachts. “Western Liguria is full of successful shipyards dedicated to refit, but Tankoa is the only yard in this economic sector that has new-build superyacht construction as its core business. I’m convinced that, by working with local authorities, we will be able to grow Tankoa more and more until it becomes a point of reference in the global superyacht market.” Two more 50m projects are currently being built at the Tankoa facility in Genoa, and the company is further looking to acquire the Cantieri di Pisa brand and shipyard.Tankoa was founded in 2007 and began production in 2008. A true “boutique shipyard”, focused on building semi-custom and custom constructions 45-meter and up.Credits: Emanuele Carmassi/Tankoa
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At first, the expected delivery date was 2021, but the shipyard has moved it to 2022. Rainbow II is a classical 51m sloop. She began her life in the Netherlands prior to the hull being purchased by Turquoise Yachts. Her exterior and naval architecture were made by Dykstra Design. The main deckhouse salon will provide guests with sweeping views all around, while the adjacent main cockpit offers a cozy place to enjoy the sailing and ample space for al fresco dining. The modern sloop rig results in efficient sailing performance using modern technology to ensure easy and safe handling of the sails. A side-boarding platform allows easy access to the sea and tender boarding.The elegant interior with mahogany walls was made by DeVos deVries. Her layout contains five guest cabins and four cabins for a crew of nine. The outfitting will begin soon, so more details are to come. Turquoise was established in 1997 by two leaders of the Turkish boat building industry: Proteksan Yachts Inc. and Turquoise Yacht Construction. After launching the 50m M/Y Turquoise (now called Double Trouble), 20 other megayachts ranging from 40m to 77m in length have since been delivered to an international roster of clients from the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Russia. Credits: Turquoise Yachts
January 27, 2021