SHER­PA XL

Ar­ca­dia’s Sher­pa gro­ws up

Top Yacht Design - - Contents - by Ma­ri­na Cit­te­rio

Eco­no­mi­st Ern­st Frie­dri­ch Schu­ma­cher said it be­st in 1973 in the ti­tle of his se­mi­nal book Small is Beau­ti­ful, in whi­ch he ad­dres­sed a ran­ge of the­mes from crea­ti­vi­ty to eco­lo­gy. The new “poc­ket me­ga­ya­cht” Sher­pa XL real­ly is bo­th small and beau­ti­ful. Al­mo­st per­fect, in fact, as she com­bi­nes ef­fi­cien­cy, per­for­man­ce and green tech­no­lo­gies in one neat pac­ka­ge. The Sher­pa XL is a com­pact ya­cht wi­th sof­tly roun­ded ex­te­rior li­nes that will pro­vi­de a com­for­ta­ble living spa­ce on long, dy­na­mic cros­sings and voya­ges. Eve­ry­thing aboard is ve­ry much person-si­zed, con­tact wi­th na­tu­re is su­perb and su­stai­na­ble too. Stret­ching 78 feet or 23.8 me­tres in leng­th wi­th a ma­xi­mum beam of 6.9 me­tres, this new model is a si­bling of the mul­ti-award-win­ning Sher­pa laun­ched in 2016, and has been ea­ger­ly awai­ted by the in­ter­na­tio­nal mar­ket. “I want this model to be a fur­ther step for­ward in the crea­tion of a who­le new ya­cht con­cept, pro­du­cing a se­pa­ra­te li­ne. I don’t want it to be ju­st a big­ger Sher­pa,” de­cla­res Ar­ca­dia Ya­ch­ts’ so­le di­rec­tor Ugo Pel­le­gri­no.

Thus the se­mi-di­spla­ce­ment Sher­pa XL of­fers 220 squa­re me­tres of living spa­ce bet­ween in­te­riors and ex­te­riors, that’s 25% mo­re than other ya­ch­ts in the sa­me ca­te­go­ry. It al­so hi­ts the nail on the head in terms of ame­ni­ties and ran­ge. Mi­la­ne­se stu­dio Hot Lab craf­ted the in­te­rior and ex­te­rior de­si­gn wi­th the aim of re­tai­ning the in­stant-

The Sher­pa XL is the fir­st step to­wards a new con­cept of the ya­cht Sher­pa XL è il pri­mo pas­so ver­so una nuo­va con­ce­zio­ne del­lo ya­cht

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