While the moneyed and uber-rich splurge on luxuries and various customizations of their travelling vehicles, one thing which still has a long way to go is the concept of using eco-friendly technology in these vehicles. For those limited number of people who like a combination of eco-friendly technology and luxury travel, we have earlier covered the Palmer Johnson super yacht and the 006 super yacht, which have been models of eco-friendly luxury cruises, and adding to it is the Arcadia 85 super-yacht that has a negligible carbon footprint without compromising on luxury features.
The Arcadia 85, which is the second model from the yacht maker Edmiston & Company, allows holiday makers to undertake perfectly luxurious cruises, without leaving behind much of a carbon footprint. The yacht measures a total of 85ft in length, with a room to accommodate at least eight people at any given time. To power its battery recharging, air-conditioning, pumping, refrigeration and lighting, solar panels are placed at the rooftop, which generate the clean form of energy to power the functionalities of the boat. The fuel used to propel the engine is also organic in nature, which gives the power to reach a top speed of 18 knots to this boat.
Amenities on board include a spacious saloon in the top deck which is the main sitting area and entertainment area. The décor all around has been done up with a contemporary touch, with electronic sun blinds and floor to ceiling windows for super insulation. Among the "organic" amenities include the delicacies which the chef cooks up, but with organic ingredients, and the toiletry products feature a similar characteristic. For adventure water sports, the yacht has equipment including two seabobs, a PWC, two towable tubes, and snorkeling gear. In order to relax, one can use the full-beam master suite, or VIP stateroom, or even the two twin staterooms. The technical components to power this luxury boat include two Man R6 720HP engines, two Kholer 20KW power generators, a 120,000 BTU Condaria air-conditioning system and the unique Rodriguez Marine stabilizing system which gives the option to stabilize the boat comparable to zero-speed movements.
To hire this super yacht, one would have to shell out $70,172 a week apart from food and amenities.