Arcadia’s Sherpa grows up
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-
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