Skip links


Arcadia Sherpa won The World Yachts Trophies 2016 in the category “Most Innovative Yacht” (from 50 to 80 feet) and Boat of the Year 2016 in the motor yacht category


Sherpa  is the new addition to the fleet of the Italian shipyard, leaders in innovation and progress, which now has a fleet of 5 Arcadia  models: Sherpa – 85-85-S – 100 – 115.


Ugo Pellegrino – President of Arcadia Yachts remarks with satisfaction: “Once again Arcadia Yachts has been able to surprise by launching for the first time something novel. A ‘small/large yacht’ with a futuristic design still missing in the array of products offered in the yachting arena. A smart and compact boat, which, thanks to her characteristics in relation to her size, also opens up to all those fans of the big and over-powered day-cruiser. Sherpa represents an alternative solution for those ones who prefer the tranquillity of cruising at 18-20 knots. Sherpa is for those ones who consider low consumption an added value, not a lack of power performances. Sherpa  is for those ones who want to enjoy and have their guests enjoy the luxury of large convivial outdoor area, or the serene conversations on comfortable sofas during cruising, protected by a large awning.”

Sherpa has an overall length of 17,70m with a width/beam of 5,60m, even more marked by the concept of “open space” of the aft cockpit to which Arcadia has accustomed us since its debut. A compact size able to confirm all of the key factors of bigger yachts available in the range of the yard (internal/external areas and volumes, high-performance efficient hull, minimalist and neat interiors). Sherpa  can be perfectly compared to much larger boats (65 ft) for her LWL (16,10m) and beam (5,60m).The efficient length/width ratio given by the specific NPL hull is another factor that contributes to the unbelievable volumes of the yacht, and, at the same time, it’s certainly a winning factor for potential customers oriented towards yachts of this size.


As usual, Guida Design has been responsible for the design and naval architecture of this innovative model, in collaboration with the technical department of Arcadia Yachts.
Sherpa  is the natural evolution of Arcadia fleet towards reduced size boats. This amazing small yacht manages to keep integral in only 58 feet the vision and features that make each Arcadia yacht different from the rest of its competitors, having also given to the volumes on board a new concept of distribution, aimed at putting forth areas more used by guests, such as the stern cockpit, the living area, and cabins.


In the development of Sherpa, one of the major goals has been the achievement of maximum flexibility. The shipyard offers a variety of arrangements depending on the use, such as day cruiser, shadow boats, supply vessels for mega-yachts, mini yacht in support to villas overlooking the sea, or simply a day-boat, a fisherman, etc. It offers two different superstructure options. Open deck, definitely preferred in the Mediterranean market, and Salon deck, for tropical zones or those ones very cold, which make greater use of easily air-conditioning areas.
Sherpa  also offers many layout options: they have available one-, two-, or three-cabin models.
The Open version, with the main deck used mostly as the aft cockpit, offers an area of over 40 squaremeters completely free, a huge terrace overlooking the sea that can be arranged at the owner’s liking with sunbathing areas, sofas, armchairs, tables, furniture and so on, according to one’s needs of life on board.


Sherpa but also lends as a support boat to waterfront villas or mega-yachts, being at the same time an entertaining “party-boat,” able to accommodate a surprising number of guests. If the owner wishes a day-boat, this type of use would suggest the specific Sherpa has also been studied for the Asian market.
Arcadia Sherpa  introduces a new concept of sports flying-bridge – “Easy-to-close” – convertible into a closed platform, completely protected by the side windows that can be raised up to meet the hardtop.
Just like in cars, the upper deck of Sherpa  become “convertible.” The entire upper deck area, being equipped with air-conditioning, becomes much more flexible and usable in all weather conditions, in very hot climates or in bad weather – or left open – as with any traditional flying bridge.



The new Arcadia Sherpa – with Volvo Penta IPS 600 engines – can reach a maximum speed of about 20 knots, and offers a cruising speed of 17 knots.  The Volvo IPS engines deliver a proven reliability andoutstanding manoeuvrability. Navigation is also favoured by a low use of the generator, advantaged by
the use of electric power (4kW) generated by the solar panels covering almost the entire superstructure.
The latest generation of solar cells are integrated between the outer surface and the inner one of double-glazing units, within which the covering panels are mounted on most of the superstructure. This advanced and environmental-friendly system provides enough energy (4kW) to power many equipment and on-board systems – such as refrigerators, water circulation, toilets, lights, A/V, electronic instruments – and to recharge batteries.


Leave a comment