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Arcadia Yachts has announced the launch of the latest Sherpa 80 XL unit featuring a new layout. As well as boasting five cabins, the aft deck has been customized to the owner’s wishes with the new “Jardin d’Hiver” option, which enables the stern deck area to be closed off without sacrificing any of the characteristics of the brand’s iconic pocket mega-yacht: an incredible total surface area to enjoy direct contact with the water from every point on board.

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The new Sherpa 80 XL was launched in the presence of its owner, a new customer of the yard, at Arcadia Yachts’ headquarters on the Sorrento coast looking out over the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. In traditional Arcadia style, the 24-meter (78-foot) yacht offers a total interior/exterior surface area of 220 square meters (2,368 square feet) to enjoy unencumbered by water toys and the tender, which are stowed in the side garage.

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In meeting the client’s specific needs, this new Sherpa 80 XL differs from previous units in that its layout has five, as opposed to the three or four cabins of the “traditional” versions. The new interior layout called for a different configuration, so the galley in this unit opens onto the sky lounge creating an area where conviviality, hospitality and cuisine come together in perfect Italian style.

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An interior-exterior interface that heightens the relationship with the sea and the surrounding environment has always been a distinguishing feature of Arcadia’s philosophy. For this unit, it has been carried a step further on the aft deck, where the owner can enjoy the new “Jardin d’Hiver” layout option. Here, the aft deck dining zone can be closed and heated for enhanced comfort in winter or bad weather.

The propulsion system is based on Volvo Penta IPS technology and delivers a range of over 1,200 nautical miles at 10 knots and a top speed of around 23 knots, powered by two IPS 1350 engines.

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To minimize environmental impact by using renewable energy sources, the Sherpa 80 XL has solar panels that provide around 3 kW of clean energy (enough to power the yacht’s main hospitality services) and is fitted with low-power devices and LED lighting.

For more information: arcadiayachts.it/en

Arcadia Yachts was founded in 2008 by Ugo Pellegrino and is based on the Sorrento coast, near Capri and just a few kilometres from the Pompei Archaeological Park, in a modern 47,000-square-metre facility where the company builds yachts with green credentials and an unmistakable style synonymous with innovation, excellence and Italian design. The key features of the brand’s yachts are generous outdoor areas for socialising, spacious interiors with extensive glazed surfaces, fuel consumption efficiency, thermal and acoustic insulation provided by multi-layer insulating glass, ceilings with solar panels that create a remarkable play of light and shadow, side openings, convertible terraces, and up and down windows for seamless fluidity between the interiors and exteriors. The fleet consists of A85, A105, A115, Sherpa 60 and Sherpa 80 XL.

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