A decade after Arcadia Yachts showcased their first A85 at the renowned German boat show Boot Düsseldorf 2010, the Italian luxury yacht builder is returning to the event with their brand-new Sherpa XL. Arcadia has worked closely with Hot Lab design studio in Milan to create a breathtaking aesthetic and clever layout which maximizes space onboard the 78.74ft (24m) vessel.

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Her unique design centres around the staggered bow decks and one main staircase which give her a striking contemporary look. In total there is 720 square-feet (220 square-meters) of living space onboard thanks to thoughtful touches like the side garage which means the lower aft deck can be fully used by guests as a swim platform or relaxation area. “The new Sherpa XL is an important step forwards in ARCADIA’s development,” commented Salvatore D’Ambrosi, the shipyard’s Plant Manager. “Considerable attention (in terms of design and testing) was focused on the new side garage system, which is one of a kind in the 85-90ft segment. It provides clean profiles and allows guests to use the entire yacht at all times.”

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Arcadia’s true love of the sea is clear throughout the Sherpa XL design with floor-to-ceiling windows giving excellent views in the main salon as well as in the generous 114 square-foot (35 square-meter) sky lounge. The lounge also features touch-button windows so guests can easily enjoy the soft caress of sea breezes without the need to even step outside.

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Sherpa XL has been designed with considerable flexibility in mind so her new owner can customize their cruising experience. Options include a three or four cabin configuration which both feature separate staff areas and special pathways for the three crew members to move about to minimize disturbance to guests. Both versions feature a 72 square-foot (22 square-meter) owner’s suite flooded with natural light and exceptional views thanks to the panoramic windows in the hull.