French shipyard JFA Yachts announces Arcana, a 38m explorer yacht developed by Hansen Marine Exploration and Axis Group Yacht Design with Horacio Bozzo.

French shipyard JFA Yachts will present Arcana, a new 38m eco-friendly explorer yacht at the upcoming boat shows in Cannes and Monaco.

Arcana is a custom twin-screw displacement motoryacht for private use and charter and the French yard says it will be built “to the highest standards of quality, without compromise for safety and comfort”.

The project has been developed by Hansen Marine Exploration and Axis Group Yacht Design with Horacio Bozzo.

The Arcana concept

Commenting on the project, JFA Yachts says: “The Arcana concept aims to explore remote, pristine or sensitive marine areas by means of an ecofriendly, seaworthy long range worldwide cruising motoryacht meeting the most stringent requirements and notations in terms of environmental protection, emissions, noise, vibrations, comfort, stability and fuel efficiency.

“The yacht will be capable to operate on dynamic positioning mode and with the capability to safely carry and launch a 3-passenger observation submarine such as the UboatWorx Superyacht3 or similar.”

In addition to the above functional requirements, the Arcana concept provides for the exploration yacht to have all the luxury features of a superyacht and an elegant design away from the usual “workboat” style adopted by explorer yachts, the shipyard claims.

Built in steel and aluminium, the Arcana explorer yacht features accommodation for 10-12 guests and a crew of seven. She has an estimated gross tonnage of 360gt.

The propulsion package is diesel electric with an estimated speed of 12ks and 4,000nm range at 10ks.