Italian shipyard Arcadia Yachts’ entruy model, the 55 foot Sherpa, has been unveiled at Boot Düsseldorf currently underway in Germany. The yacht is optimised for maximum flexibility inside and out and is designed specifically with Mediterranean day-cruising in mind. Arcadia feels the yacht’s abilities and custom configurations will appeal to a range of clients, from sea-side villas in need of a day cruiser, a support vessel for superyachts or simply as a mini-megayacht to be used over the weekend.
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. In partnership with Volvo Penta, Arcadia yachts have developed a highly efficient hull that is improved by new technical studies. 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.
Inside, the Sherpa offers a one, two or three cabin layout. The first demo model on display currently is fitted with a two-cabin layout, one which Arcadia Yachts feel could be the most popular version. A special version has been designed for the Asian market with larger shaded outdoor areas.
Hull number two of the Sherpa model is also currently under construction, with a scheduled delivery to take place in March 2016.