Barracuda Yacht Design unveil three yacht designs

Barracuda Yacht Design unveiled three significant sailing yacht concepts at the Monaco Yacht Show last week. The new designs include a 42 metre modern classic ketch concept in collaboration with Pendennis, a 38 metre classic sloop in collaboration with JFA Yachts and a 36.5 metre Fly-Bridge sailing yacht in collaboration with Kingship Shipyard.

The 42 metre classic ketch displays sharp, modern details, including painted surfaces and natural teak. Beneath the waterline, soft, flat lines for efficiency and a wide transom for good stability ensure a fast, compliant ride. The sail plan comprises a fully battened main and mizzen, with a self-tacking jib and overlapping Genoa, with downwind options for a Code-0 or furling Gennaker flown from the bowsprit.

The design features a large, full-beam width owner’s suite with twin bathrooms, plus symmetrical guest accommodation for 8 people over 2 double and 2 twin cabins. All rooms benefit from large hull windows and luxurious appointments.Dedicated living spaces include an enclosed deck saloon with 360° views and an external central lounge protected by a permanently fixed bimini.

The 38 metre classic aluminium sloop concept is a practical and efficient design. Sporting a fairly tall rig intended for a 365m² high-roach mainsail, the sail plan offers a maximum sail area of 720m² and includes a self-tacking inner jib, large genoa and gennaker flown from the bow. Add to this a high aspect ratio rudder and the flexibility of a fully retractable deep bulb keel extending to a 4.60m draft and the prospect of either fast cruising, or competing at the front end of today’s international superyacht regattas with a suitably experienced crew becomes very real.

Presented with three large double guest cabins with large bathrooms and generous wardrobe space, the design could be equally adapted to include four fairly equal size double cabins. She will have a build time of approximately 24-28 months and a potential completion and delivery for the beginning 2017.

Finally, the team at Barracuda Yacht Design announced the Asian shipyard, Kingship, requested the 36.5 metre fly-bridge sailing yacht design for an experienced owner looking for an orderly and ‘un-pretentious’ deck-house cruising yacht of high interior volume. The emphasis is on safe and relaxed cruising; with guests free to enjoy expansive, un-cluttered deck areas, including a large aft-deck lounge, wide side decks and a simplified foredeck. From its raised position, the fly-bridge will afford guests an extra degree of privacy and the yacht’s sailing controls, dining and sun-bathing areas are also located here.

By Gemma Fottles



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