Arcadia Yachts, the Italian builder, will introduce its new, and unique-looking, Arcadia Sherpa 60 to the United States at the Miami Yacht Show in February. With its unique tall forward section for the helm, staterooms and galley, the Sherpa 60 has a profile that sets it apart from most other boats in the harbor. Meanwhile, the low aft half of the boat has an unusual amount of useable sunning and socializing space in a design where form definitely follows function.
The boat’s distinguishing convertible sky lounge forward is an all-weather space; the sides can be open to the fresh air, or you can touch a button and the windows raise all the way to the hardtop to create a large, air-conditioned area. The huge aft deck has a sun area with three sunbeds and a separate social area with a C-shaped sofa, dining table, bar, fridge and sink. The aft deck is covered with teak, as is the large swim platform. There’s a garage under the aft deck that’s large enough for a dinghy and personal watercraft. Solar panels over part of the aft deck generate enough power to run the boat’s systems.
Below, Sherpa offers two different interiors. One features a large master suite with a double bed with drawers, a leather headboard, two bedside tables with drawers and two full-length hanging lockers; the master head is large enough to be classified as a private spa and wellness area. The guest cabin has two single beds, also a leather headboard, and one hanging locker; it shares the day head. In the second option, the single master suite comes with a modular lounge area with sliding panels so the owner can create a variety of living arrangements.
The Sherpa has a flat-sectioned, semi-displacement hull powered by twin 435-hp Volvo IPS 600s with joystick control for easy maneuvering and docking. Cruising speed is about 20 knots; the boat tops out at about 25 knots.
Specs.: LOA: 60’; Beam: 18’3”; Draft: 3’8”; Disp.: 56,000 lbs.; Fuel: 660 gals.; Water: 192 gals.; Power: 2xVolvo 435-hp IPS 600 diesel engines and pod drives.