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Arcadia’s Next-Gen 85S Eco-Friendly Yacht

Arcadia’s new 85S yacht is a next generation vessel equipped with solar panels, a winter garden, and a convertible sky deck. The brand Arcadia Yachts launched in 2010 with a new vision for yachting. The idea behind its concepts is to focus more on the functionality of design and eco-friendly technology that maximises the performance capabilities of yachts.

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The new 85S is a bespoke representation of the brand’s ethos with its low-key profile and impeccable craftsmanship. It enhances the on-board experience for owners and guests. More than 1,000 square feet of living space is arranged in large, open-plan areas to make the new 85S volume greater than most 85-footers. The spaces include a winter garden, 28-foot-long aft cockpit, open-plan saloon with a spacious dining area, and a sky deck that can transform into an enclosed area with the push of a button.

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The 85S is an updated version of the original 85. It has multiple upgrades, including electric solar panels, many fitted inside the double-glazed panels of the windows. Automatic blinds on the side windows and skylights provide privacy in port. Arcadia’s solar panels are next generation with lithium batteries and provide 3.5 kilowatts to run house systems, including fridges, water pumps, WCs, lights, audio/video, and electronics while the batteries recharge. The need for air conditioning is minimal thanks to a cool-air flow system achieved through sizable openings in the winter garden and large skylights.

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The 85’s most spectacular innovation is the sky deck. It has a hard top and side windows that open or close. It ca serve as an open bridge or, during inclement weather, a completely enclosed space. This essentially adds a third deck with the push of a button.

The four staterooms, including two twins and a VIP double in the bow sit on the lower deck are. The master suite, occupies a total of 345 square feet, and has its own “wellness” area. There are quarters for four crew, and a garage for a 14-foot tender and a two-person jet ski.

Arcadia 85S will make its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The company promises 30 to 50 percent lower fuel consumption than similar-sized yachts. The 730 hp MAN diesel engines gives 18 knots, with a cruising speed of 16 knots. At 12 knots, it has a range of 850 nautical miles.