Arcadia Yachts’ New Sherpa Model is Built for Mediterranean Cruising

The new model will make its world premiere during the 2016 Dusseldorf Boat Show.

Arcadia Yachts has the pleasure to announce that all new entry model SHERPA will be officially on display for its world premiere during the 2016 edition of Boot Dusseldorf (23-31 January 2016), with an Open Deck superstructure/two cabin internal layout, built for Mediterranean cruising. 

The launch of the first Arcadia Sherpa unit is scheduled on December 15th. Lamination started in August 2015 and ended late in September 2015. The very first glance of the completed hull and superstructure was possible in the beginning of October when moved from the fiberglass department to outfitting. Her first “splash on the water” will be after onshore testing, sea trials and all the necessary Class Endurance runs have taken place. The yacht will start cruising towards Tyrrhenian Sea (Genoa) immediately after the launch. Loading on a vessel with destination Rotterdam, is scheduled for the second half of December 2015. Arcadia Sherpa will experience Rhine navigation, then will be lifted and placed on cradle in Hall N°6 at Dusseldorf Boot 2016 for exhibition and official presentation to clients, brokerage community, industry and international media. 

Lamination of Sherpa hull #2 started in September 2015 and scheduled to be completed within first decade of December 2015. Launch is scheduled for March 2016. 

SHERPA is a “forward thinking design yacht”. A 16.8m yacht with an exceptional 5.50m beam. A compact size with all the key features of larger yachts in the same range: exterior/interior spaces, a high-performance and efficient hull, well lit and modern interiors. SHERPA can be favorably compared with much larger yachts (65 ft) by its LWL (15.53m) and beam (5.52m) as no extra lengths are considered (bathing platforms and bow rake) because still included in the hull shape. The efficient length to beam ratio of the specific NPL hull also contributes to an upgraded yacht size for SHERPA. The incredible volume of the yacht is certainly a winning factor for potential clients of this size and range.


Arcadia SHERPA features a new concept in Sport flying-bridges: the “Easy-to-close” flying-bridge that converts into a closed deck, completely protected by side windows that can be raised and lowered electrically, just as in automobiles. The whole upper-deck area, since it is air-conditioned, becomes much more flexible and functional in any weather condition: in very hot climes or in bad weather when closed, or left open to the air as per any traditional flying-bridge. SHERPA offers two different superstructure options: Open deck and Salon deck, for day cruising or long distance cruising respectively. SHERPA has very flexible layout options, with one, two or three cabin versions.

SHERPA can be used both for day cruising or for very long-range cruising (ocean fishing and sightseeing). Thanks to her high performance semi-displacement NPL hull, which offers significant savings in fuel consumption, extended cruising capabilities are guaranteed. Solar cells of latest generation are integrated between the external and internal surfaces of double-glazed panels fitted on top of the largest part of the superstructure. This advanced and ecological system supplies enough power (3.5KW) to run equipment and electrical systems.

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