Spanish yacht design studio Barracuda says this 50m project benefits from significant construction and operational savings ranging from 30% to 40% compared to an equivalent 60m-plus yacht.

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Barracuda Yacht Design in Spain has pencilled a 50m “pocket size” concept for an explorer yacht. The Madrid-based studio says this project offers “go-anywhere” capability and a sense of luxury available from a larger, more expensive expedition vessel.

This project, Barracuda says, sports enough space to carry every conceivable extra for the true adventurer. The Spanish yacht design studio also claims this project benefits from significant construction and operational savings ranging from 30% to 40% compared to an equivalent 60m-plus yacht.

The studio explains: “With a draft of just 2.3m (compared to say a 4m draft for an equivalent 80m) it’s not hard to imagine this uncomplicated and purposeful yacht concept accessing the kind of secluded anchorages and hard-to-reach viewing spots that longer, deeper-draft yachts would simply not be able to reach.”

Key features

The ‘Portuguese-style’ bridge sits atop with external walk-around area. The space features raised seating inside the wheelhouse for guests to take in the views.

Beneath the bridge deck is an entirely private owner’s deck. A certified helicopter landing-pad is on a par with many larger-than-50m explorers and superyachts, Barracuda says.

Further down on main deck, four symmetrical guest bedrooms each with a balcony, a generous bathroom and large windows, mean guest can enjoy the convenience of walk-through access, via the main entrance hall, to the more formal dining and comfortable lounge areas.

A lower-deck beach club and transom platform creates the best possible contact with the sea. The yacht’s garage and customisable aft deck above have, between them, enough space to store and deploy two large tenders, to a small submarine, a small 4×4, a sailing yacht, PWC – in fact anything and everything an owner might wish to carry on a long voyage.

This is a yacht of 9.4m beam, with 499gt and designed for a cruising range of 8,000nm.

Barracuda Yacht Design will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show in September.