Barracuda have a formidable appearance and excel at spying and seizing their prey. The superyacht concept Barracuda will engage in less-predatory behavior, but is still tough and assertive in her stance. Designed around a proven Turquoise Yachts technical platform, she simultaneously should fit in where more gentle-looking craft like to cruise.
Turquoise Yachts conceived the concept with H2 Yacht Design. In fact, the shipyard asked the design studio to come up with a proposal based on its 74-meter (243-foot) engineering package, to tap into the growing interest in far-flung adventures. This explains Barracuda’s rugged, angular, even militaristic styling. Although the shipyard has not revealed full performance data, of course the yacht will have transatlantic range. Twin Caterpillar engines will permit a top end of 17 knots, too.
With a gross tonnage of approximately 1,730 tons, Barracuda further has the amenities cruisers want whether venturing to icy waters or warm regions. Huge panes of glass invite guests to discover Alaska’s icebergs from the saloon, for instance, before heading out in a RIB to see them up close. Alternately, they invite family and friends to enjoy the twinkling lights of the Monaco skyline while at anchor at night.
Interior design is, ultimately, up to buyers to create with their studio of choice. For now, Turquoise Yachts and H2 Yacht Design suggest accommodations for 14, including a master suite overlooking the foredeck, from the upper deck. Additionally, they suggest most of the guest staterooms sit on the main deck, although a VIP can join the master one level up. Regardless, the 44-foot (13.5-meter) beam will translate to ample areas.
Further sure-to-attract suggestions include a cinema, plus a large pool on the aft deck. Also consider a spa with a steam room within the beach club. Because of the rugged adventures awaiting Barracuda, the spa treatment room can convert to a hospital room.
In related explorer news, Turquoise Yachts is nearing completion of Project Lombok. She’s a 184-foot (56-meter) megayacht meeting ice-class standards, with styling and interior design by Hoek Design. In fact, she features throwback styling. in the spirit of classic steamships.
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