on 15 Sep 2023
Arcadia Yachts has debuted its new 30-metre, five-cabin A96 at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
The new A96 offers sleek, contemporary lines, cutting-edge technology, and the latest generation propulsion and stabilizer systems.
With interiors by Igor Lobanov, whose sleekly curving lines and dark lacquered surfaces are inspired by Art Deco, the focus of the new yacht’s design was to create a sense of holistic wellbeing, in which moments of sharing alternate with others in deep communion with nature.
With a beam of nearly eight metres, the new A96 offers huge stern terraces, a highly manoeuvrable propulsion system, and 23-24 knot top speed typical of the Sherpa range, while also embracing the immense volumes and sumptuously high level of services of the yard’s A line.
The focus on contact with nature runs deep: the yacht’s spaces merge into the surrounding panorama, while concept, external lines and onboard technology are all meticulously designed to offer total well-being.
From the swim platform to the bow, the spaces flow seamlessly into one another, allowing the owner to choose between the conviviality of the main deck, a more discrete setting on the upper deck, and total privacy in the bow area. Sliding doors make for highly versatile living areas on the main and upper decks, where the side and aft walls can be opened to transform these settings into open-air spaces.
High service standards are ensured by the separation of guest and crew flows – including a dedicated crew stairway – by the fully appointed pantry, and optionally by a second day toilet on the upper deck.
The owner’s full-beam, light-filled cabin is in the forward section of the main deck, while four guest cabins are on the lower deck. For the interiors, the shipyard asked Lobanov to focus on natural and, where possible, eco-friendly materials in a design characterized by soft lines and furnishings that have a pleasing hand feel. The colour palette of the new yacht is neutral and pale, with dark or metallic accents for contrast.
The A96-01, which the Asia-Pacific Boating team visited during its display at Cannes, has three unique plus points in terms of volume, top speed and sheer surface area, offering over 400 square metres of liveable space. A lot of work went into optimizing weights, increasing structural comfort and boosting the efficiency of all the wiring and piping systems as well as the thermo-acoustic insulation of the engine room.
The four Volvo Penta IPS 1350 engines in this unit offer high manoeuvrability; thanks to collaboration with Volvo Penta and Garmin, A96-01 is equipped with the Assisted Docking system, which facilitates mooring operations, ensuring maximum safety in even the most demanding conditions.
In addition, Garmin, together with Arcadia, developed the Surround View Camera System, the first 360-degree vision system offering a bird’s eye view using an array of six cameras installed in the hull, which transmit information in real-time about the open water around the boat and the distance from any obstacles. The system also provides virtual manoeuvring guides and can detect and highlight moving objects.
Finally, the optional Silent Mode system – rated over 100kWh and powered in part by solar panels – guarantees up to 8-9 hours of onboard life in silent mode, while the air-conditioning in the cabins is very quiet and ensures a uniform temperature in the various areas. Waveless Stab fins from CMC Marine round out the range for optimum comfort both underway and at anchor
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