New 38m (125’) sailing yacht concept has been introduced by Barracuda Yacht Design at the recently concluded Monaco Yacht Show (MYS). The 38m Barracuda superyacht design is a serene and elegant looking, yet practical and efficient classic aluminium sloop, designed in partnership with a long-standing Barracuda client, JFA Yachts.
The new 38m Barracuda luxury yacht design was described by Barracuda Managing Director, Iñigo Toledo, as “luxurious and spacious, yet undeniably athletic by nature.”
Sporting a fairly tall rig intended for a 365m² high-roach mainsail, the sail plan offers a maximum sail area of 720m² (main plus genoa) 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.
Shown here 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, without any major issues.
With good forward-looking views of the yacht’s bow and uninterrupted views down each side of the deck saloon, the amidships position of the port and starboard helm stations have also allowed for a 14m long, part-protected aft-deck space.
With a large dining table for 8 people and separate lounge area behind, the aft deck is considered a real focal point of the yacht and will be much used by everyone throughout the day.
Unencumbered by the movement of crew, the aft deck extends beyond the permanently fixed bimini where a further 6m deck space is ideal for the placement of sun-loungers and/or sport-fishing activities and such like, to take place.
A stern garage houses a usefully large 4.5m RIB launched and recovered via davits, while the transom folds down completely to provide safe and convenient sea-level access via the combined swim-platform.
Three steps down from the aft-deck amidst the comfort of the deck saloon, guests will find themselves enjoying an even more intimate place to relax and discuss the day’s activities over dinner, surrounded by almost 360° views.
The clutter free foredeck has a large sail/anchor locker at the bow and behind that a separate hatch will allow crew members discreet access to their own living quarters and the yacht’s main galley, large engine room, ‘professional standard’ cold-room and all other necessary ‘service’ areas of the yacht.
Subject to advice from JFA Yachts, a build time of approximately 24-28 months and a potential completion and delivery beginning 2017 could become reality for the first owner.
Main Characteristics of the 38m Barracuda super yacht concept
Ballast: 53 Tm
Engine: 1x 750Hp
Beam Max: 7.95m
Fresh Water: 3,000 litres
Draft: 4.60m / 6.60m
Fuel Capacity: 13,000 litres
Displacement: 150 Tm
Sail Area: 720m²