Saturday, January 7, 2012

The New Barracuda 170ft

On the 22nd of December the Spanish design studio Barracuda Yacht Design released their drawings of their new 52m (170ft) Superyacht. The client had a long list of requirements for the designers to take into account when designing the yacht, two of the owners main requests were that that the yacht ran silently and vibration free.

First impressions of this yacht show that it is a comfortable spacious cursing yacht, but it is still very much performance orientated yacht with predicted up wind speeds of 14kts in 20kts of wind. She also has a super low resistance hull, transferable water balance and a retractable dagger-board to help reach these top up wind speeds.

The main rooms benefit from large windows that let in plenty of natural light that spreads throughout the yacht. She will be able to accommodate up to 12 guests in 1 full beam owners cabin forward on the main deck, 1 full beam VIP cabin aft on the lower deck, 4 twin cabins on the lower deck as well. She will have a crew of 12, more that the usual crew of 8 for a yacht of the size, and their spacious accommodation will be forward on the lower deck. There is a beach club/GYM with water level access on both sides amidships that keeps the guests and crew accommodation separate, see the image below

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