Enhanced contact with the surroundings is undoubtedly “RJ’s” main feature. Other features comprise large external space, huge glazed panelled areas which go hand in hand with eco friendly project design work which make this first Arcadia A105 model unique.
“RJ” presented in the course of the latest Cannes Yachting Festival is Arcadia Yachts’s first A105.It represents as Ugo Pellegrino this Italian yard’s MD put it “the best example of excellence at work worthy of praise”. This model is in fact the third Arcadia to have been purchased in seven years by the same returning client who has clearly demonstrated loyalty for Arcadia’s fleet in terms of project design work to the extent that most of the yacht’s strong points have remained unaltered. To name a few there are plenty of catchy clear cut taught lines, layouts drawn up which ooze with conviviality as well as some innovative solar panels installed into the actual cut glass panels themselves distributed along the superstructure. The considerable volume this thirty metre yacht sports, further underscores the degree of conviviality perceived as in other Arcadia yachts which is designed to connect interiors to exteriors with clever use of balconies, sliding cut glass window like ports, and floor to ceiling glazed panels which enhance contact with the external surroundings while delivering unprecedented loads of natural light inside.
“RJ’s” highly customized decor in terms of fine materials and to a lesser degree in terms of layout produce together pleasing to the eye contrasting essences ranging from diverse skins, materials and lacquered surfaces which have been meticulously studied and tried many times over to obtain the exact effect desired which separates naturally one interior layout from another. For example along the main deck amidships we find the main saloon area privileging dark carpeting and lacquered ceiling panels while the lateral passage ways are by contrast highlighted by light colours. Each side of this area contains two large window like opening ports and as many outward opening balconies which can transform the whole of the saloon area into a large terrace overlooking the sea. Every effort has been made so as not to conceal any view whatsoever, the extent of this work is well represented in the material chosen for the bulkhead accessing the aft deck which is made of cut glass. The steps making up the stairway leading to the deck above seem to fluctuate almost as the surrounding furniture is contrastingly expressly on the low side.
The aft deck and main saloon area together can host 20 diners while a classic looking winter garden in the bow which the owner requested has since been converted into a games room for the perusal of the owner’s guests.
The sky lounge boasts its prism like design while no stylistic effort has been made to harmonise it with the whole of the remaining superstructure. Thanks to vertically opening and closing arrangements of the window like ports this area can be exploited any time of year. Here we find large cut glass sliding doors which link the comfortable interiors of the sky lounge with the relaxing exteriors of the sun lounge.
The night quarters are situated along the lower deck while all the owner’s are accessed separately thereby ensuring privacy. “RJ’s” guests’ accommodation is made up of two large VIP suites with beds set across and one guest cabin only.
As in all Arcadia models “RJ” too possesses thick all round double glazing which is highly insulating and into which several solar panels have been installed to deliver up to 4.2 KW. which are enough to run on board plants and electrical gear and devices most of the time without having to exploit polluting gen. sets. Thanks also to a semi planing hull this yacht saves on fuel while cruising efficiently at 12 knots powered by a pair of MAN V8 1,000 HP engines it requires just 135 litres/hour.
Text by Daniele Carnevali Photos by Alberto Cocchi
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The sea trial was pubblished in Superyacht 61 -- Spring 2019