Against the elegant backdrop of the MonteNapoleone Yacht Club festivities, Naples-based Arcadia Yachts seized the moment to introduce their latest project, the Sherpa XL. Building on the success of their award-wininng Sherpa which debuted in 2016, the new 23.7 metre/78 foot Sherpa XL takes things up a notch with increased comfort and more space onboard for guests to truly relax and unwind.

Director of Arcadia Yachts, Ugo Pellegrino, explained that, “The Sherpa XL retains all of our fundamental brand values: comfort, performance, agile handling, eco-friendly technology and customisation options in terms of layout and decor. In fact, the new model offers the same features and amenities of a much larger yacht in a more compact and efficient package.”

Clocking in at 6 metres longer than the original Sherpa model, the Sherpa XL will boast a total of 220 square metres of living space inside and outside. Owners can choose between a three or four guest cabin configuration according to their specific needs and cruising plans. Since Arcadia understands that each owner is different with their own unique aesthetic preferences and requirements, the interior design can be tailored to closely fit each individual. On offer are a wide range of luxury finishes and materials as well as furniture selections from top Made-In-Italy brands.

As with the rest of the Arcadia fleet, Sherpa XL is designed with outdoor living in mind. Key spaces include the airy aft cockpit, inviting sundeck with ample sun loungers and sea level beach club. The clever concealment of the tender garage forward of the engine room creates even more living space on deck and the ability to launch the tender from a side hatch reduces the potential disturbance to guests.

When it is time to retire indoors, owners will love the home-from-home master suite which covers an impressive 22-square metres. Just as striking is the VIP suite in the bow which has been carefully designed to maximise space and light.

Sherpa XL’s striking design is the work of the Hot Lab studio based in Milan who have sought to preserve the essence of Arcadia’s unique approach to yacht building. Hot Lab Exterior Chief Designer, Michele Dragoni explained that, “The concept of the SHERPA XL develops around the special layout of the decks. The bow decks are split to develop a central flight of stairs with small differences in height. This particular ‘jigsaw’ layout, in addition to providing considerable space in what is actually not a great height, has allowed us to play with volumes and create an immediately recognisable profile.”

Arcadia is currently building their first Sherpa XL unit on spec and she is expected to make her debut at the Cannes Yachting Rendezvous in 2019.