• Thursday 18 May 2017

    Arcadia teams up with Hot Lab for 100+ project

    Arcadia Yachts has teamed up with Milan-based design studio Hot Lab for a new version of its 31.06 metre model, the Arcadia 100.

    Named the Arcadia 100+, the new project will be built on speculation and launched in time for the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival.
    Speaking today (May 17) at the Montenapoleone Yacht Club 2017, Ugo Pellegrino, sole administrator of Arcadia Yachts, said: “After thinking very hard about our choices and working together on several pilot projects, we decided that the best partner to evolve into Arcadia 2.0 would be Hot Lab.”

    Antonio Romano, partner at Hot Lab, added: “Our objective is to develop the winning characteristics of the Arcadia brand in concordance with client briefs.”
    Key modifications from Aria S, the first Arcadia 100, include a larger superyacht sundeck and a redesigned foredeck area, while retaining unique features like the fold-out superyacht terraces and solar panels built into the glazing.

    Moving inside, Hot Lab has created five different layouts to suit a wide variety of clients. The exact layouts are yet to be disclosed, with the yard due to make a further announcement at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival.

    However, the studio added that the interior décor of the Arcadia 100+ will balance contemporary design and neo-ornamentalism with its use of exotic, rarely used materials like Carbalho wood and resin panelling.

    Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the fifth hull in the Arcadia 115 series, which is due to launch before the end of the year.

    Read the full article on Boat International : 
  • Thursday 26 January 2017

    Superyacht of the Week: the eco-friendly Aria.S

    Article from Super Yacht times - Charl van Rooy
    "As I stepped onboard Arcadia’s latest superyacht, and first in its new Arcadia 100 line, on a hot summer’s day in Cannes, I immediately knew this was going to be something different. An Arcadia is distinguishable from a mile away and in port even more so, with Aria.S standing out from the crowd that are lying either side of her berth. Here we take a closer look at the Italian brand’s youngest, but certainly not smallest, eco warrior.
    Aria.S is built using GRP for the majority of the hull and superstructure with only the aluminium verandas on the main deck made from aluminium. Her hull measures 31.06 metres and at her widest point stretches 7.75 metres across. Arcadia worked together with Francesco Guida Design and the National Physical Laboratory of England to arrive at the perfect hull shape that would deliver optimum sea keeping capabilities without sacrificing performance.
    From up top, the most evident eco feature about these unique yachts become clearly visible. The photovoltaic cells on top of the superstructure have become a recognisable element of the Arcadia’s, and Aria.S is no different. These bad boys provide up to 5 kW f power, enough to guarantee self-sufficient energy for much of the equipment and electrical systems such as refrigerators, water circulation, toilettes, lights, A/V and electronics.
    The skydeck is the ‘wow’ area of the outdoors. It is here where you will find the signature ‘Arcadia wheel’ and an L-shaped lounge setting. The entire deck is sealable from the elements via sliding glass windows that wrap around the structure. On sunny cruises, the windows drop down at a touch of a button to let through the sea breeze and simultaneously increase visibility.
    Arcadia managed to keep the volume below 200 GT, delivering a sleek and well-proportioned profile whilst maintaining a spacious interior and living areas. This airy experience is partly due to the minimalist and low-profile interior style, but also largely thanks to those oversized windows and massive sliding doors on either side that each leads out onto a balcony.
    The décor theme is a toned down and elegant tone of greys and splashes of red. The vibrant colour touches signify the owner’s love for all thing Ferrari being a racing driver himself.
    Hull number one is laid out with a five-cabin setup, meaning the forward area that could be used for a secondary lounge has instead been utilised as the master suite. This makes for a narrower cabin overall, but the views that one can enjoy from the comfort of the central bed is priceless. Turning in for the evening surrounded by nothing but the tropical sky sure is worth the full-beam sacrifice.
    The lower deck, therefore, is equipped with two VIP suites fore and aft, separated by two twin guest cabins amidships."
  • Tuesday 17 January 2017

    The future of Port Vauban, Antibes

    Development Plans Unveiled for Port Vauban, Antibes

    Following the news last month that CCI has won the management contract for the Port Vauban 21 project, further details and plans were presented at a press briefing in Antibes last night.
    In fact the winning bid came from Artemis, a joint venture between CCI Nice Côte d'Azur, the Caisse d’Epargne and the Caisse des Depots, formed to meet the public service delegation (DSP) launched early 2016 by the town of Antibes. Collectively they will fund and manage the redevelopment of Port Vauban over the next 25 years, and Port Gallice for the next 15.
    With heavyweight partners and funding secured, the joint ambition is to restore Port Vauban as the Mediterranean capital of yachting, to build on the solid reputation of Antibes' Quai des Milliardaires and provide the highest levels of service for yacht owners and crew. Artemis is also keen to recognize the input and passion of esteemed owners as well as invaluable feedback from captains in making the project possible. 
    The Vauban 21 project will go far beyond simple renovation and improvements to port services. It involves the total restructuing of the marina and the creation of an efficient ecosystem to unite and connect all stakeholders - industry professionals, local businesses and the wider community. In essence, Vauban 21 aims to restore the prestige of Port Vauban within 10 years. 

    Included in the project are a Yachting Campus to facilitate the very best in crew training and maritime research, and a Yachting Technology Hub in collaboration with Sophia Antipolis to foster innovation, and the concept is already attracting interest from businesses and associations beyond the project itself.
    To promote the yachting industry, there are plans to optimise the economic appeal of Port Vauban and to promote the vision of a modern marina for a modern era, a vibrant community which is also environmentally and socially aware. Port Vauban will be a connected and technologically advanced marina set to hold its position on the world stage. 
    Security is also paramount, and drawing on their extensive experience in managing high-profile events - including G20 in Cannes and the Cannes Film Festival - there are plans to implement strict protocols for risk management and resolution and a program of fire, pollution and safety drills.

    To optimise the investment secured for the project, Artemis expresses a long term commitment to its success, with a spirit of solidarity and transparency in the management of funds. 

    The Port Vauban 21 project has two distinct phases:
    - The upgrading of services, technology, resources and organisation
    - An ambitious €135 million project to revolutionise the ecosystem and bring Port Vauban fully into the 21st century

    Developments include the construction of new capitaineries, renovation of the shipyard and maintenance areas, the creation of a Yacht Club with a luxury restaurant, restructuring and expansion of car parking facilities (including a new 600-space underground car park), a landscaped 7km promenade around the port and renovation of the Fort Carré.
    For yacht owners, Vauban 21 represents a commitment to providing an exceptional level of service. It also brings recogniton for the many stakeholders who have invested physically and emotionally in a shared vision to put Antibes back on the map.  

    Via Onboard Online : 

  • Tuesday 27 December 2016

    SHERPA nominated at Motor Boat Awards

    After the World Yacht Trophies in Cannes, SHERPA is still earning attention from international press.

    Motor Boat & Yachting, the prestigious English magazine has given SHERPA a nomination for the Custom Yachts category in the view of the forthcoming Motor Boat Awards (January 2017): an extremely important recognition for the Shipyard that after only few years of its history has been capable of competing with the most world-renowned brands running for the same category with bigger sized yachts.

    Thank you all for the support and interest for Arcadia Yachts.
  • Tuesday 20 September 2016


    OCEAN DRIVE will attend the Monaco Yacht Show from the 28th September to 1st October 2016.
    Representing the Famous ARCADIA Yachts shipyard, with its highly innovative concept focussing on functionnality and its environmentally friendly approach which made its reputation.

    Come and discover the new Arcadia 85'S on Quay Jarlan J06.
  • Thursday 4 August 2016

    ARCADIA YACHTS at Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

    Arcadia Yachts is an innovative and unique "eco-friendly" Italian Shipyard focused on the in-house production of semi displacement yachts.
    Born at the end of 2008, the idea of “Arcadia” was to create a unique range of yachts following the new market trends and the changing needs of the future Buyers. In a market where the boats look very much alike, Arcadia Yachts bravery decided to break with tradition and start a new and exciting “Era” of yachting. In a few years the Shipyard achieved to become the point of reference for who was waiting for something really alterative. Its hard challenge seems has reached the target and Arcadia is proud to notice that many competitors and designers have been positively inspired by the great innovations brought into the market, after a very long “static period”, by its Yachts.     
    The Arcadia GRP fleet of luxury yachts includes now 5 models: A85; A85S; A100; A115 and SHERPA, all designed for Arcadia Yachts by Francesco Guida-Guida Design, characterized by the same family line, innovative technology and friendly environmental solutions.
    The Shipyard’s GRP production is made of:
    - SHERPA - For the first time on water at Cannes Yachting Festival 2016, SHERPA represents the natural expansion of Arcadia fleet toward smaller size yachts.
    Once again, this amazing new entry of 58’ only, keeps unchanged the concepts and the characteristics that make all Arcadia yachts 
    “unlike” its competitors.   
    - A85 -  Introduced in “Dusseldorf Boat Show 2010” by the new-born builder “Arcadia Yachts”, the model A85 gave a real “shock” to the yachting market due to its unusual design, far away from the trend of that time. Soon the most sophisticated and experienced Buyers started to understand the reasons of such a “diversity”, appreciating its innovative layout and the “transparency” of interiors.  Up to now, eleven A85 have been delivered to their Owners. Many of them are located in Mediterranean Sea, but also in U.S.A. and China. This is reason of great satisfaction for Arcadia Team. 
    - A85 S  - World debut at Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 -  Even though the version “S” makes use of the same A85 hull, this new model offers a smart Third Deck hosting the wheelhouse, the upper lounge and a sundeck: additional spaces that make this yacht easily comparable to traditional bigger size vessels thanks to its habitability and the lifestyle offered on board.
    - A100 - World debut at Cannes Yachting Festival 2016. This is the most innovative model presented this year by Arcadia Yachts. Its peculiarity is that the living and dining rooms on the main deck can be easily transformed from indoor air-conditioned spaces into a large “patio” that opens on its three sides to the sea by full-high sliding doors and hydraulic balconies. A new way to enjoy the environment and the nature from inside the living areas without physical barriers in between.

    -  A115 -  Arcadia Yachts has already delivered 4 units of this successful model. Its excellent performance with low consumption, the flexibility of its layout (4 or 5 or 6 splendid double cabins), the generous living spaces on the main deck in addition to the unique “sky-lounge” on the upper deck, are some reasons why Arcadia A115 is truly appreciated by their Owners. On the other hand, a very comfortable crew quarter, with huge crew-mess, separate laundry & storage room, four double cabins and 4 toilettes, for the maximum respect of who works on board, explain why A115 is one of the most requested yacht in charter business.
  • Friday 22 July 2016

    Arcadia Yachts’ new Sherpa model at sea

    After introducing their new entry model ‘Sherpa’ to the industry at the Boot Düsseldorf event in January this year, Arcadia Yachts’ new mini explorer yacht has taken to the waters around Capri for the first time. The new 55-footer is a step away from the conventional and offers interested parties with a variety of uses and ways to spend their time on board.

    At 16.8 metres and with a beam of 5.5 metres, Sherpa is able to offer a tender garage with a volume of 247 cubic feet which is remarkably large for a vessel of this size.
    The yacht comes with the option of two different superstructure options; an open deck for day cruising, and a salon deck that has been designed for long distance cruising.
    In partnership with Volvo Penta, Arcadia yachts have developed a highly efficient hull that is improved by new technical studies.

    The production of Sherpa forms part of the Italian yard’s recent extension in their GRP-constructed range, with remaining models 85, 100 and 115 completing the line. Sherpa continues Arcadia’s focus on eco-friendliness and fuel efficiency by offering a fuel consumption of just 43litres/hour at a displacement speed of 12 knots.


  • Wednesday 20 July 2016

    Brand new Arcadia SHERPA at Dolce & Gabbana V.I.P Event

    400 Guests had the opportunity to discover the brand new ARCADIA Sherpa during the prestigious Dolce & Gabbanna V.I.P event held Posillipo (Napoli).

    With insane attention to each and every detail, the new ARCADIA Sherpa is an exceptional Yacht and will dazzle all who lay eyes on her while also being kind to nature.

    Please do let us know should you require any further informations:

  • Sunday 5 June 2016


    Exhibitors and visitors have unanimously praised the concept and execution of Cannes Collection, a new luxury event that took part 2 to 5 June at Cannes Old Port. Mixing together the best in yachts, cars, art, aviation, interiors and lifestyle, Cannes Collection had a range of interesting brands on display to an international clientele who hailed from the UK, Italy, Russia, the United States, Asia and South America.
    The unique atmosphere of the Cannes Collection had the feeling of a discreet private sale for the selection of 60-plus brands on display, many of which have said they felt like members of an exclusive club by participating. This relaxed and welcoming setting gave the exhibitors and visitors time to talk and engage with the products on display, the ultimate goal of Cannes Collection.
    Visitors who were seriously interested in yachts on display were able to take sea trials during the show itself, which is practically unique to Cannes Collection, and the experiential ‘try before you buy’ element crossed over to the motorbikes, helicopters and cars on display.
    A curated exhibition, each of the companies on display was selected by founders Eric de Saintdo and Bertrand Foäche for their unique qualities and outstanding position, beyond the often-misappropriated tag of ‘luxury’.
    De Saintdo said of the inaugural edition of the event: “We are thrilled with how the four days of Cannes Collection 2016 unfolded. Despite air traffic control and train strikes, and some patchy weather, which didn’t dampen spirits, there has been an overwhelming sense of positivity from all those who took part - both exhibitors and visitors - on the potential for growth with this new concept. The Cannes Collection will always be put together with the buyer in mind, ensuring we keep the quality of brands on show high, not to mention in a combination unlike anything you will find elsewhere.”
    He went on to describe the vision for the evolution of Cannes Collection: “Although the show is physically laid out around the yachts, of which we had 43, this is not a ‘yacht show’ in the sense that we will never become a trade show with technical products on display; everything has to be interesting to the buyers. We have carefully chosen a variety of brands and sectors, and will continue to do so in the future. It’s about finding something different and unique, not just something with an exclusive price tag.”
    A number of exhibitors reported sales or strong interest in the products on display, including artworks, fashion items, prestige cars (including Maserati and Ferrari) as well as superyacht builders Sanlorenzo and Sunseeker, the latter of which received an offer for its 28m yacht on display, as well as an enquiry for building two further superyachts.
    A number of brands have already started booking for 2017’s event, both as returning exhibitors and new ones, including Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier and a high-profile private jet manufacturer.
    The next edition of Cannes Collection is set to take place in June 2017, though there are expected to be a number of dynamic and innovative complementary events and collaborations between the organisers and a range of partners over the coming 12 months. The first of these will likely take place before autumn, and will involve working with some very special classic car groups.

    Serge Allegre – Sanlorenzo Côte d’Azur
    "This is the perfect time of year to hold a show for this kind of clientele and this level of participating companies. It gives a uent individuals a fantastic opportunity to try out the most beautiful products and yachts available and on the market to buy to enjoy straight away. The strong success of this rst edition of Cannes Collection means that we at Sanlorenzo Côte d’Azur and Monaco cannot wait for next the second edition next June."
    Renaud Canivet - Ocean Drive with Arcadia, Pearl & Baia
    ”Mixing luxurious items such as cars, helicopters and yachts was a very good idea. Also, because June is the rst month of the summer and is just after the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix, it is the perfect time to hold the show."
    Fred Hestin - Sunseeker
    “We agree with the concept that you have enquiries at this time of the year, in June, and even for large boats, for people who have not decided yet and who would make a last-minute decision.”
    Bruno Buschino - Ferrari Cannes
    “We made the decision to exhibit because we are a part of the premium market alongside the other sectors like yachts, jewellery and paintings on display and we have the same customer base.”
    Cédric Klein - Avinton Motorcycles
    “I believe that the show has brought together on the Côte d’Azur all the best products that you can nd from the premium world - the cars, the jewels and the boats. I’m really happy to have come in terms of the quality of the visitors.”
    Mathieu Walter - Mathieu Walter Photography
    “People don’t really expect to see this but they are pleasantly surprised. There’s a very positive feeling that comes out of the show.”
    Martins Zemitis - Materia Bikes
    “People don’t purely buy products; they are looking to buy into a feeling and an attitude. That’s what matched really well for us with the show, that it would meet people’s needs and expectations.”
  • Thursday 26 May 2016


    This innovative British brand has been building exclusive, high quality motor yachts for almost 20 years but its latest range of customizable 65ft to 95ft craft are setting new standards for fit, finish and features.

    Pearl has made a name for itself as an innovator and the new 95 will be its most ground-breaking design to date. Like the Pearls 65 and 75 before it, the exterior styling and naval architecture is the work of Bill Dixon, one of the most respected motor yacht designers of his generation. Renowned for creating attractive, fuel efficient, seaworthy hulls, he is also a master at maximizing internal volume. The 95 is no exception, boasting an elegant exterior profile but also the deck spaces and interior accommodation of a much larger craft. The open-plan saloon and dining area look like they belong to a 40m superyacht with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding side doors opening out on to cutaway bulwarks. The spacious full-beam master suite is also situated on the main deck with spectacular views out through the two tier side windows and the added luxury of forward facing skylights to bathe the area in natural light. Three or four additional guest suites are accessed down a separate staircase, providing unrivalled privacy for both owners and their guests. The captain and crew have their own accommodation forward, enabling them to move seamlessly between their cabins, the galley and the bridge without ever disturbing the guests. An enormous flybridge with a fully equipped helm and plenty of space to cook, eat and socialize under the shade of an opening hardtop is supplemented by a second outdoor lounge on the foredeck with its separate seating and sunbathing areas and its own pop-up sun shade. However, the most striking feature of the new 95 is the convertible beach club area at the stern. Wing platforms on each side fold out to create mini docks for mooring the fleet of tenders and toys carried on board, while the central bar area is fitted out with a drinks fridge, stools, sunloungers and a fresh water shower. Doubling up as a secure tender garage for a Williams jet-RIB and PWC when under way, it brings a new level of flexibility and sophistication to the sub-100ft market. The 95 is available with a wide range of engine options giving a maximum speed of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots. A fuel capacity of 10,000 litres allows a generous range with a variety of stabilizer options for maximum comfort at anchor and under way.
    With its headquarters in landlocked Warwick, Pearl fits out its range of yachts at Endeavour Quay in Portsmouth using top quality components sourced from all over Europe. Pearl always takes care to specify the best possible equipment on the market, such as Lewmar winches, Trend Marine windows, Opacmare passerelles, Side-Power thrusters and Kohler generators. Like many premium US brands, the hull and mouldings are manufactured in Asia taking advantage of the world-class facilities, expertise and economies of scale that the shipyard can offer. This ensures the customer enjoys the best of British design, a solidly built hull, a sophisticated European fit-out and custom-built exclusivity, without the premium pricing that normally entails.
    Because Pearl only builds two or three examples of each model per year it is able to offer a level of personal attention and customization that many of the larger production yards can’t. Iain and production director Paul Hannah personally oversee the build of each yacht, working closely with the owner to ensure it meets their every need. From major mechanical decisions such as the power and make of the engines to the smallest details of the fit and finish, Pearl will listen, advise and find a solution that works for you. Like a tailor-made suit, every Pearl should fit the owner to perfection, ensuring that you’ll never pull into a marina and find an identical one berthed next door.
    The Pearl range comprises three yachts; the 65, 75 and new 95. Each model is built to the same exacting standards and boasts a number of unique features unmatched by its rivals. Glass panels in the flybridge that let light filter through into the cockpit, a double-height windscreen over the helm station, electric patio doors that glide aside at the touch of a button, spacious master cabins that appear  to come from much larger yachts and a unique interior design courtesy of Kelly Hoppen MBE. The 65 and 75 are both offered with a choice of pod or shaftdrive propulsion and a range of engines to suit the owner’s needs. The one thing they all have in common is a world-class fit and finish, and pricing that embarrasses many of their big name competitors.
    Prices for the Pearl 65 start at £1.31 million ex VAT while the Pearl 75 costs from £2.49 million ex VAT. These prices have stayed frozen for the last three years. The new 95, the first of which is already in build and due to be launched in the summer of 2017, is priced from £4.65 million ex VAT. Pearl makes a point of specifying all its boats with an unusually high level of standard equipment that many rival yards charge extra for, ensuring they represent excellent value for money in any like-for-like comparison.

    Article from MBY
  • Tuesday 17 May 2016

    Cannes Collection 2016

    Cannes Collection, a brand new show, debuting in June 2016, is based on evolving notions of luxury and hopes to inspire and delight a discerning, global clientele who seek convenience, speed and service as well as world-class quality and performance.
    We will have the pleasure to present SUMMER BREEZE - PEARL 75' available for charter,  M OCEAN - ARCADIA 115, a BAIA ITALIA 70 & a PERSHING 92 available for sale. Clients will also have the opportunity to discover prestige cars, helicopters, private planes, horology (new watches and vintage), objets d’art, property, art and jewelry… a selection of the very best brands and nest products carefully curated in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
    Held from June 2nd to 5th, Cannes Collection is scheduled to run immediately after the famous Cannes lm festival and the Monaco Grand Prix, two landmark events that draw the eyes of the watching world and which, for many visitors to the Riviera, represent the beginning of the Summer Season.
    A visit to Cannes Collection promises to be a truly unforgettable experience with the opportunity to try many of the fabulous items showcased. Sail a yacht out into the Bay of Cannes and see how she performs on the open water or take a beautiful car for a spin with an experienced driver at your side. Take a trip over the old town of Cannes in a helicopter or peruse impeccable timepieces and stunning contemporary art in one of the modern pavilions.
    A charity cocktail party will be held in support of The Womanity Foundation, created and chaired by Yann Borgstedt, the swiss entrepreneur whose mission is to improve the access to quality education, training and empowerment for disadvantaged girls and women.
    Cannes Collection will be held around the famous Old Port in Cannes, a unique and iconic location, boasting as it does a beautiful harbor and bay, fantastic hotels, restaurants, bars and nightlife. The strategic location of the port facilitates the display of prestige automobiles and helicopters, and private jets around an extraordinary selection of yachts.
    The Old Port will host Cannes Collection thanks to the commitment and con dence of the City of Cannes and the Nice-Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Friday 6 May 2016

    First Arcadia 85S is delivered

    We are proud to deliver the new Arcadia 85S. The yacht's sale was overseen by OCEAN DRIVE.

    " The 25.90 metre Arcadia 85S is a special edition of the Arcadia 85 range, featuring a new sky lounge that can be converted into a sheltered third-deck. The windows, which wrap around the whole of the sky lounge, can be closed to meet the hardtop roof and protect against inclement weather, offering panoramic views whatever the forecast. 

    Built in GRP and aluminium by Arcadia Yachts, Arcadia 85S has a maximum speed of 18 knots and a range of 850nm at 12 knots. Francesco Guida completed the naval architecture and interior and exterior design of this semi-displacement superyacht.
    Designed over two decks as a family yacht, Arcadia 85S has four guest cabins in her lower deck. She can accommodate eight in her owner’s cabin, VIP cabin and two twin cabins. The bow offers accommodation for four crew.

    The interior of Arcadia 85S reflects a simple and understated styling with a blend between indoor and outdoor spaces. With double layered reflecting glass used as the exterior walls of the deckhouse, her interior is bright and airy. The main saloon has space for eight, with a protected area at her aft-deck lounge ideal for dining and plenty of space to sunbathe towards her stern.
    The Italian yard prides itself on its eco-friendly nature, and with 36 square metres of solar panels fitted, Arcadia 85S is greener than some of its rivals. These solar panels supply up to 3.5kw of energy – enough to power systems such as refrigerators, water circulation, lights, A/V electronics and more, while still charging the superyacht’s batteries. As well as reducing pollution, this naturally reduces the consumption of diesel and adds to the comfort on board since generators aren’t producing noise or vibration as they run. "

    Article from Boat International