Barracuda Yacht Design unveiled their all-new 42m (138’) sailing yacht concept at last week’s Monaco Yacht Show (MYS). The 42m Barracuda superyacht design is a beautiful water-ballasted ketch, inspired by the grace and stature of large yachts from the first half of the 20th century. It is the result of an invitation from the Pendennis Shipyard to contribute to the new designs for the 2014 edition of their annual magazine, Voyage.
Capturing the romance of the period, the 138ft / 42m Barracuda water-ballasted ketch dispenses with excess baroque, in favour of painted surfaces, natural teak and sharp, modern details.
With a gently rising sheer line and pronounced overhang at the stern, the challenge was to combine classic external appeal with modern technology that included a comfortable and spacious interior.
Beneath the waterline, soft, flat lines for efficiency and a wide transom for good stability will ensure a fast and compliant ride. The water-ballasted hull with lifting centreboard will convey guests in speed and comfort at relatively low angles of heel.
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.
Guests will board the yacht either by passarelle or, if arriving by tender, via the starboard side swim-platform with the accompanying assistance of the crew.
A large, full-beam width owner’s suite with twin bathrooms, plus symmetrical guest accommodation for 8x people via 2x double and 2x twin cabins is fairly unusual for ‘classic’ yacht concept such as this. 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. And for those who wish to get as close as possible to the sailing action, further seating has been made immediately abaft the twin helm stations.
Main Characteristics of the 42m Barracuda superyacht concept
Ballast: 52 Tm
Engine: 1x 800Hp
Beam Max: 9.60m
Fresh Water: 4,000 litres
Variable Draft: 4.00m / 7.00m
Fuel Capacity: 15,000 litres
Displacement: 180 Tm
Sail Area: 923m²