See the December issue of Yachting World to read about Toby Hodges test of the new Arcona 50, the first by Jeppesen & Pons.
A watershed design for the traditional Swedish brand, but does Arcona’s flagship have the X-Factor to stand out in a crowd?”
Toby tested the Arcona 50 in La Rochelle for the European Yacht of the Year awards in October 2023. The Arcona 50 is shortlisted in the ‘luxury cruiser’ category and the award winners will be announced at boot Düsseldorf, 20-28 January 2024. Toby is one of the twelve top sailing magazine journalists on the judging panel.
Yachting World Arcona 50 test:
Where: La Rochelle
Conditions: 9-17 knots wind, 0.5-1.5m swell
Model: hull No1 with extensive upgrades including in-boom furler, electric headsail furler, X-Drive carbon sails, Code 0 and gennaker, traveller, Flexiteek decks, uprated engine (110hp), bow and stern thrusters and generator.
‘The 50 is fast to find its groove and boasts plenty of grip’