Arcadia in America


A relatively new brand on the Italian yacht scene, Arcadia Yachts has quickly made a name for itself the world over with avant-garde styling, efficient hullforms, and interior volume that sets the standard for livability at sea. The Naples, Italy-based builder launched its first luxury build in 2010 in the form of the 85-foot Solar which has since been renamed Good Life. In the following years Arcadia has rounded out its offerings to the tune of six different models including the A85, A96, A105, A115, and two Sherpa models, a 60 and an 80, that were inspired by the shadow vessel trend seen in the upper echelons of the super-yacht world.

IYG is proud to be at the forefront of Arcadia’s push into the American market, and will be helping sell these yachts to a domestic market hungry for Arcadia’s elite-tier attention to detail and passion for forward-thinking design concepts.

Shepra 80XL

While the inarguably bulky profiles of Arcadia’s offerings may be commonplace today, with brands like Horizon, Princess, Wally, and others offering similar lines, it was Arcadia that many designers point to as being at the vanguard of this design movement, which places high priority on interior volume and livability over most everything else. When stepping onboard an Arcadia, one is immediately bowled over by the sheer amount of onboard space. The yachts are beamy and tall, and designed in such a way that they call to mind an M.C. Escher lithograph, with staircases and passageways leading to a seemingly never ending maze of spaces to explore. Arcadia typically stocks these areas with furniture from highly admired Italian designers like Poltrona Frau and Cappellini. When the A96 debuted at last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, that yacht’s décor was one of the most talked-about items on the docks.

Arcadia has also fully embraced the outside-in design trend that has become so hot in recent years, as an increasingly younger demographic of owners demands to move away from traditional yachting layouts. Arcadia models offer massive cockpits and flybridges while the interiors are lined with sole-to-ceiling windows, many of which open completely to allow in light and sea breezes.

Arcadia also builds its boats with efficient hullforms that it says runs between 30- and 50-percent more efficiently than its competitors, while also offering abundant solar-power options. The photovoltaic panels are integrated directly into the yachts’ superstructures and primarily help with powering the generators. The builder also builds with cutting-edge, thermal-insulating glass, which drastically cuts down on the need for air-conditioning—historically one of the largest drainers of generator power.

“We are very excited to welcome Arcadia into the IYG lineup,” says Boomer Jousma. “These boats offer a really intoxicating mix of high design, interior volume, and an eye toward ecological soundness that we believe is ready made for an American market that prizes all of those attributes. We envision selling many of these boats, both in South Florida and New York, and are proud to be helping this relatively new brand deepen its footprint in the United States.”

IYG is currently working with a listing for a 2025 Arcadia A96 that is on the market and would be thrilled to introduce its clients to one of the most exciting Italian brands to make a splash in recent years.

The Italian Yacht Group applauds Arcadia Yachts' innovative designs, particularly their seamless integration of indoor and outdoor spaces. We're impressed by Arcadia's dedication to a perfect yachting experience and see them as upholding the tradition of Italian shipbuilding excellence.