The in­no­va­tion driven yard, Ar­ca­dia rev­o­lu­tionised the in­ter­na­tional nau­ti­cal mar­ket in 2010. Seven years down the line, the game-changer is ready to rein­vent it­self.

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The Neapoli­tan based Ar­ca­dia Yachts, steps into the fu­ture of yacht­ing by rein­vent­ing it­self as a func­tion of the owner’s needs. With a vivid evo­lu­tion in styling, the new di­rec­tion for Ar­ca­dia is push­ing bound­aries and pro­vid­ing the ex­perts a sweet taste of lux­ury. The evo­lu­tion of Ar­ca­dia 2.0, de­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Hot Lab, is pro­jected by the rst line, Ar­ca­dia 100+. The youth­ful, in­no­va­tive and redened ap­proach of Hot Lab com­bines with avant-garde tech­nol­ogy and func­tion­al­ity to cre­ate a fu­tur­is­tic yacht.

As the name sug­gests, A100+ de­vel­ops on the strong char­ac­ter­is­tics of the ship­yard’s de­sign DNA, in that they are ex­tremely an­gu­lar and ag­gres­sive. An abun­dance of nat­u­ral il­lu­mi­na­tion is pro­vided from above through the use of full-height win­dows and the spa­cious ex­ter­nal ar­eas. The use of an army of so­lar pan­els and large glass pan­els with 50 square me­ters of pho­to­voltaic so­lar cells in­side the glass pro­duces enough power to run most im­por­tant sys­tems, min­imis­ing gen­er­a­tor us­age mak­ing the yacht self-sufcient and eco-friendly.

Pri­or­ity has been given to the con­vivi­al­ity and leisure on-board. The ex­te­rior lay­out has re­ceived a facelift trans­lat­ing into a larger up­per deck and op­ti­mum fore­deck for in­creased us­age by guests. The boat comes

with a con­vert­ible for­mal din­ing area for 10 guests and fur­ther 12 guests in the lounge area, trans­formable into an ul­te­rior din­ing space. Ar­ca­dia has also re­designed the up­per deck to en­hance the sense of trans­parency between the in­ner and outer spa­ces. The goal was to let own­ers and guests en­joy pic­turesque views of the mighty ocean, cre­at­ing a splen­did leisure area while main­tain­ing to­tal pri­vacy.

The Mi­lan based Hot Lab stu­dio, has suc­cess­fully in­cor­po­rated the Ar­ca­dia ethos into the de­sign of the yacht. They have pro­posed ve dif­fer­ent lay­out op­tions to sat­isfy any owner’s need through a con­tem­po­rary min­i­mal­ist decor that per­fectly matches ex­te­rior styling and con­tin­u­ously play with the in­te­rior-ex­te­rior ex­change. The in­te­ri­ors are quintessen­tially sim­ple and lin­ear. They at­tract at­ten­tion and are a per­fect mix of con­tem­po­rary de­sign and neoor­na­men­tal­ism which uni es typ­i­cal new as­pects of high Ital­ian de­sign with ex­otic rarely used ma­te­ri­als like Car­balho wood and resin pan­elling. The colour pal­ette is fur­ther en­hanced by the use of soft leather and cot­ton with warm woods like nat­u­ral oak with ebony ac­cents and a spec­tra of hues warm grey, sand, clear cream black and white.

Reafrm­ing the de­sign per­spec­tive An­to­nio Ro­mano, Part­ner at Hot Lab said, “In gen­eral we will re­spect the mas­cu­line lines, clean and mul­ti­fac­eted, that rep­re­sent fa­mil­iar im­age of the yard; we will rein­ter­pret them to fur­ther de­velop the on-board liv­ing spa­ces, both in­side and out, that rep­re­sent quin­tes­sence of each Ar­ca­dia yacht.”

In 2010, when Ar­ca­dia broke onto the nau­ti­cal scene, it hit the mar­ket with the strength of a su­per­nova. With great fore­sight – and a lit­tle bit of luck – Ar­ca­dia Yachts man­aged to an­tic­i­pate the emerg­ing new (or re­born) trends of those years. To­day, with their new di­rec­tion, Ar­ca­dia con­tinue to re­new and rein­vent.

The goal was to let own­ers and guests en­joy pic­turesque views of the mighty ocean, cre­at­ing a splen­did leisure area while main­tain­ing to­tal pri­vacy

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