Sustainability in shipbuilding - the eco-friendly Arcadia 85

12.06.2015 06:15   |   Motoryachts

Sustainability is getting more and more important in our society - from daily shopping to energy efficient electronics, correct heating or insulation for homes and apartments. When it comes to shipbuilding, sustainability also moves into focus and finds more and more supporters within both consumers and manufacturers. Italian boatbuilder Arcadia ( shows how to perfectly implement this topic with its first development, motor yacht Arcadia 85.  

Environmental acceptability with solar cells and optional hybrid propulsion 

Arcadia Yachts eco-friendly concept also becomes noticeable in the design of the Arcadia 85. Her deckhouse has been made almost entirely out of double layered reflecting glass with the sliding over-head panels providing privacy and shade, as required by the owner and his guests. Furthermore, the integrated solar panels are used to recharge the ships batteries.

They are accompanied by two highly energy efficient MAN diesel engines (, each delivering 730 hp, providing a maximum speed of up to 18.5 knots. Over and above these, there is an optional hybrid propulsion available, that offers sailing up to 8 knots with zero emissions in absolute silence.  

Easy on the environment, inside and outside 

Sustainability also is an important part when it comes to the interior work of the Arcadia 85. The interior of the yacht features modern furniture by well-known Italian design houses, such as B&B Italia  ( and Schiffini (

Almost all the interior is composed of loose pieces of furniture, thus giving the option of creating different layouts. It is thanks to this elaborate concept, that the Arcadia 85 provides a living capacity much higher compared to other yachts of the same size.

Interior and exterior easily merge into one another on the Arcadia 85. The motor yacht also provides a dining room which opens to the wheelhouse and can be opened up with large sliding doors to the side deck, providing shelter from bad weather. The Arcadia 85 is designed to be a family yacht and therefore doesn’t offer a sundeck. However, all the amenities normally found on the sundeck are provided on the aft portion of the main deck. Guests can relax in one of the four guest cabins, found on the lower deck of the luxury yacht, including the spectacular owner’s VIP-cabin aft. 

Two additional twin cabins can be found at the bow of the yacht, offering space for crew members. Those cabins can be accessed through a hatch underneath the forward sun pads.

When it comes to sustainability, one can certainly have high expectations for two other yachts from Arcadia, that are currently at the stage of a concept and have not started construction yet. These are the Arcadia 115 and Arcadia 135



  • Hull material: Fiberglass
  • Main engines : 2 x 730 PS
  • Generators: 2 x 20 kW
  • Air conditioning: 120.000 Btu/h
  • Electrohydraulic tender davit: 500 Kg
  • Electrohydraulic gangway: 4,00 m/120 kg
  • Bow thruster: 25 kW
  • Black water treatment system
  • Main deck veranda solar panels
  • Optional: hybrid propulsion


  • Overall length: 25,90 m
  • Hull length: 23,97 m
  • Maximum beam: 7,15 m
  • Maximum draft: 1,65 m
  • Displacement under full load: 67 t
  • Fuel: 5.900 l capacity
  • Water: 1.700 l capacity
  • Sewage: 360 l capacity
  • Grey water: 700 l capacity
  • Maximum speed: 18.5 knots 


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