Pendennis 32 metre Barracuda Yacht Design sailing yacht B105 project Akalam was launched last month an since then great progress has been made on the vessel. After her 22 month build journey at Pendennis, the completed yacht Akalam was able to show off her distinctive lines and styling during the two-day trials in Falmouth.
Now named Akalam, this 32m Barracuda Yacht Design Sloop created a spectacular sight against the cliffs and castles of Pendennis and St Mawes. During her trials she achieved 14knots under power and over 11knots sailing, with a wind of 20-25knots in the Bay.
S/Y Akalam is a technically advanced yacht, designed and built to the highest standards with uncompromising attention to detail at every stage of her development. The elevated pilot house with a large glass area provides the yacht with her unique profile. Most impressive is the amount of glass along sail yacht Akalam sides as the huge windows form an almost unbroken vista from the interior of the vessel, enhancing the cruising experience by allowing as much natural light in as possible.
Such a design presented unique challenges to the designers. As Iñigo Toledo, of Barracuda Yacht Design, explained ‘bearing in mind the larger than normal window area in the hull sides, Barracuda has successfully alleviated any potential concerns about the integrity of the rig by ensuring rig tension is focused on the double-bottom rigid structure, thereby diverting most of the stress away from the hull’. 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 dagger board increases her draught from 3.6m to 5.5m allowing a wide range of cruising and anchoring opportunities.
The social areas and master cabin on the Pendennis 32 metre sailing yacht Akalam are both of a substantial size and comparable with yachts of a much bigger scale and are complemented with an impressive 60 m2 covered aft deck space. This was achieved on the aft deck by positioning the coamings and seating positions right out to almost the full beam width. The interior by Javier Muñoz consists of contemporary styling, with neutral cream leather and upholstery balanced by hand crafted features in a mixture of mixture of sycamore, grey tinted zebrano with further accents of olive and panga woods. This enhances the feeling of space and luxury complementary to the natural light that permeates the vessel. Superyacht Akalam is now undergoing the finishing touches at Pendennis prior to handover to the owner.
Specifications of the Pendennis B105 Project Akalam
LOA 32m (105.6ft)
Draft 3.6m (11.88ft keel up)
Beam 7.6m (25.3ft)
Naval Architects Barracuda Yacht Design
Interior Design Javier Muñoz
Owner’s Representative Iñigo Toledo, Barracuda Yacht Design
Pendennis has one of the world’s leading custom superyacht build and refit facilities. Building on hundreds of years of local maritime heritage, Pendennis has become one of Cornwall’s most important employers – with 350 highly skilled trades people based at their 6.5 acre prime water front location in Falmouth, UK. Recent infrastructure developments at the yard have seen their outer 75m dry dock completely enclosed and the addition of a 55m (L) x 17m (H) x 16m (W) covered tented space on hard standing in the centre of the yard. Both bring additional flexible undercover space for
Pendennis to develop both new build and refit contracts.
The current projects at Pendennis are:
o New builds – Barracuda 105 Sloop, Ron Holland 150’ S/Y Christopher
o Completion – 44m catamaran HEMISPHERE
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