Upon the instruction of Ocean Survey Services based at Bodrum in Turkey, Barracuda Yacht Design have completed pre-production plans and drawings for a yacht, reminiscent of the most significant sailing yachts from the 1940’s / 1950’s era.
On behalf of a discerning client looking to replicate the emotion and beauty of a bygone age, the new design has traditional proportions in the bow and stern with moderate overhangs and a classic-looking white painted deckhouse with varnished timber trim.
Unusual amongst similarly themed concepts, the design also includes a large, yet discreet fly bridge atop the deckhouse and twelve large windows down the length of the hull, adding an amazing sensory experience from inside the yacht.
A modern underwater profile and options for a retractable dagger-board, furling rig with single point sheeting arrangements and self-tacking, furling staysail are reminders that the design package is very much an innovative and practical arrangement offering comfort, performance and ease of handling. Above all, the accent is on simplified installations and an efficient build process where possible.
With a large, weather protected space for seating in the front half of the fly bridge, twin helming positions at the mid-point and a Jacuzzi and sun-bathing space at the rear, the fly bridge will undoubtedly become a main social focus point of the yacht.
A simplified and clean-looking foredeck houses two under-deck tenders, respectively of 6.80m and 9.0m length, launched and recovered via concealed crane. Combined with the yacht’s port side diving centre, this set-up is perfect for scuba and water sports enthusiasts who might be looking to handle plenty of equipment.
Similar to the design of Gulets, at the very aft end of the main deck, Turkish tradition dictates plenty of seating and additional sun-bathing space for all to enjoy.
The deckhouse comprises four main sections: forward most is the bridge which has doors on either side to facilitate convenient entry and exit by the crew. Aft of the bridge, a formal dining area seats twelve around a large table. An already large skylight immediately above the table will provide plenty of natural light, while a removable partition between the dining area and the bridge room offers an option to extend the view forward. Further aft a widened saloon area has low-level seating to starboard and a TV viewing and separate bar area to port. Further aft a full 60m² covered cockpit area, with part-protected sides offers more relaxed dining and lounging spaces.
With guest access via steps leading down from inside the main saloon, the accommodation deck houses individual rooms that follow largely a symmetrical pattern for simplified plumbing and cost effective construction.
A full beam width owner’s suite, with separate office, occupies the aft section, along with four generous en-suite guest spaces. In the centre of the yacht, fold-down platforms on either side of the hull give way to an impressive starboard side beach club and port side diving centre. Either side platform can be reached from inside the yacht, or via steps leading down from main deck level, discreetly hidden under floor-level hatches.
A large 6m galley and cold room combined, along with a separate food preparation area will afford the chef great culinary opportunities, while stewards will use a dumb-waiter system to transport food and drink up to a point just inside the dining room for speedy and efficient serving.
MLC approved crew quarters comprising 2x en-suite double rooms and 2x en-suite bunkbed style rooms and a spacious crew mess and laundry room, will doubtless ensure a happy and contented crew.
Under sail the yacht has a flexible and easy to use sail plan, designed to cope with a wide range of conditions. For light to moderate wind strength of up to around 25 knots, the yacht will use a large furling genoa and for wind strength up to 40 knots, the yacht will use a self-tacking, inner furling staysail, acting like a storm jib if required.