Nearly everything about Arcadia Yachts screams that this is a boat company with an eye on the future. Its yard is a sprawling, nearly 120,000-square-foot facility on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. And its boats are immediately distinguishable for their potently modern lines, and somewhat incongruously naval appeal. The recently launched 85 was a heavy hitter for the yard, and now, with hopes to top that success, Arcadia has gone bigger, to the tune of a 115-footer that should carry on her little sister’s legacy.
The 115 features photovoltaic panels lining her top deck which can produce electricity that can service onboard electrical needs. She also has double-glazing thermal insulation and low harmful-gas-emission ratings that further add to her environmentally friendly and self-sufficient mission.
The yacht was designed with what the company refers to as an ‘open space’ concept, which is to say that her decks are particularly capacious, and her portholes and windows are large, creating an airy and well-lit ambiance inside.
Onboard amenities are highlighted by a full-beam dining area on the main deck that can be expanded to include two hydraulic side decks. That space, as well as all other interior and exterior areas, is furnished with timeless designs supplied by Poltrona Frau Group. And should you for some reason feel like leaving the yacht’s lush confines, you can do so on the tender or one of a pair of PWCs the 115 can store in her spacious aft garage.
- Builder: Arcadia Yachts
- Model: Arcadia 115
- Year: 2012
- LOA: 114'10"
- Draft: 7'6"
- Beam: 26'6"
- Standard Power: 2/1,224-hp MAN V12s
- Speed: 21 mph
This article originally appeared in the May 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.