British yard Pendennis has been selected to complete construction and final fit-out of the Barracuda 105, a 32m aluminium motor-sailor intended for a European client. With naval architecture provided by Barracuda Yacht Design and interior design by Javier Mu͂noz, the yacht is due for completion during summer 2010.
Completion of the yacht to a very high standard of fit and finish was central to the owner’s demands and a major determining factor as to why Pendennis, who has been refitting and building yachts since 1988, should complete the construction. Pendennis has been charged with completing the yacht within a tight envelope of weight and noise control, to achieve a balanced compromise between cruising performance and optimum comfort.
The hull profile is traditional and extremely attractive, with a gently rising shear-line, traditional bow and raised counter stern. The new yacht is a very space-orientated design which incorporates the use of as much natural light as possible. This has been achieved mainly through a series of tall windows set into the hull structure itself and an elevated pilot house, also with a large glass area.
Barracuda have alleviated any potential concerns about the integrity of the carbon rig, bearing in mind the larger than normal window area in the hull, by ensuring the rig tension is focussed on the double bottom rigid structure, thereby diverting most of the stress away from the hull. On the aft deck Barracuda have positioned the cockpit coamings and seating right out to almost the full beam width. This has allowed for a very generous and sociable external living area.
Under sail the Barracuda 105 has been designed for ease of handling and will carry a self-tacking jib and no running backstays. A retractable bulb keel of draught range 3.6m to 5.5m will enable a wider range of cruising and anchoring opportunities.
Entering the pilot house from the cockpit brings you into the upper saloon area which will be mainly used during the day and for less formal occasions. From here a stairway forward leads down into the lower saloon, offering the owner and his guests’ privacy and a more formal dining experience, centred around an imposing table with seating provision for eight people.
The upper saloon rear stairway allows access to two twin-bedded guest cabins of generous proportion, each with full en-suite facilities. Following on through a central doorway takes you into a spectacular owner’s suite, which utilises the full beam width of the yacht and is dominated by the use of four glorious viewing windows on each side. This room has twin bathrooms, separate settee seating and separate desk area as befits the prestige and importance of the owner’s stateroom.
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