The new Arcona 50 has been unveiled. The Arcona 50 is the first Arcona model designed by Jeppesen & Pons, and the new flagship of the fleet. Intended for the blue water cruising market, this 50ft model marks a step-change for Arcona Yachts with a new design collaboration and the sum of many new design features.
The brief for Jeppesen & Pons’ first Arcona was to design a 50-foot performance cruiser that can be easily handled by two people. Designed to go further, a core focus in the design of this yacht is to ensure she delivers for an international market in both performance and comfort.
Hull, deck and internal structure will be made of vacuum infused, Divinycell cored GRP with strategic important areas reinforced with carbon. This carbon reinforcement is useful for both strength and weight-saving. As with all Arcona yachts, the Arcona 50 also features a galvanised steel keel frame.
In a first for Arcona, the Arcona 50 has twin rudders, with aluminium rudder stocks as a standard. The twin rudders provide more control in the water. Another first for Arcona is the addition of a dinghy garage. Watertight composite bulkheads separate the accommodation from both the bow sail locker and the dinghy garage.
New to Arcona are also the L-shaped cockpit benches and the two cockpit tables, which improve functionality and enable guests and crew to move around the cockpit more easily under sail. The seats conceal 4 self-draining bench lockers, large enough for a liferaft on the starboard side and ropes/moorings to port. The deck aft lockers to port and to starboard hide the yacht’s gas bottles and shore power socket.
The new Arcona 50 has a three-spreader mast with discontinuous rod rigging plus double hydraulic backstay cylinders with a central pump station. A carbon mast and furling carbon boom are available as an upgrade. There is an optional inner forestay to attach a furling heavy weather jib for ocean passages. There is also the option for a bowsprit for easily controllable use of asymmetric sails.
Arcona 50, about the interiors
The interior is Khaya Mahogany and can be upgraded to Scandinavian Light Oak. New to Arcona, the woodwork is cored to maximize weight-saving without compromising on the aesthetics.
The galley has lots of practical stowages, a gimballed cooker with an oven, and a generously-sized sink and fridge. The galley island provides easy access to the L-shaped saloon seating. There is the option to have U-shaped seating and an additional galley worktop too.
The saloon table has an additional seat to the starboard that can be moved and locked into position. It can further double up as a coffee or cocktail table if desired. The nav station faces aft for ease of contact with those above deck.
The owners’ cabin features a kingsize bed, lots of storage, and an ensuite with a separate shower. Optional upgrades include more wardrobe space, an additional seat, or a beauty table. For guests, there is an additional head with a separate shower area. The two aft cabins can be a double or a convertible twin configuration.