Arcadia Yachts has celebrated its tenth anniversary with the world debut of the new Sherpa XL at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival. The yacht has 220 square metres of space, with exteriors and interiors designed in cooperation with the Milan-based Hot Lab design studio.
The new Sherpa XL features solar panels that allow to reduce generator use when at anchor to the large, thermally insulated windows and a high-efficiency semi-planing hull which allows to considerably reduce fuel consumption.
The full-height windows, the side openings and the glass panels (which can be lowered and raised like car windows) generate spaces, efficiently using every inch of the vessel’s 24-metre overall length and (especially) the approx. 7-metre beam.
The bow decks are staggered, so there is one central staircase with reduced height differences. The cockpit is connected to the stern platform by a short set of scenic steps. These steps create an interlocking pattern between the narrow topside and the low volume that supports the sundeck. This large space is nearly 65 square metres in size.