Barracuda 65m is an ice-class approved design by Barracuda Yacht Design, a Spain-based company lead by Iñigo Toledo.
The company has said that the initial enquiry for this concept came from a well known shipyard looking for innovative ideas based upon a ‘purpose-designed’ explorer, therefore avoiding the prospect of a compromise by having to work with the conversion of a former military or commercial vessel, as is so often the case with owners looking for an explorer vessel.
Looking somewhat ‘indestructible’, the design adopts an almost military stance, with prominent bow and double-chine effect that would be capable of handling rougher than normal conditions, while keeping decks as dry as possible.
The exploration deck, with multipurpose crane, has room enough for carrying two submarines, a quick deployment tender and two Jeep style vehicles, and a large enclosed garage houses two further limousine style tenders and four PWCs.
Amenities onboard includes beach club with large swim-platform and dual side-opening doors, and a fully certified heli-pad.
Main deck accommodation comprises four guest cabins and a VIP suite accessed via a central hall. Behind that, a large internal lounge and dining area leads through to a spacious external patio.
On the upper deck is the owner suite with private terrace and positively vast walk-in wardrobe and adjacent bathroom space. The deck space is shared with that of the captain’s cabin, conveniently situated next to the bridge.
At the sky lounge guests can sit back taking a 360° views.
With 1250 GT the yacht is estimated to provide top speed ranging 16 – 18 knots and cruising speed of 14 knots, the Barracuda 65m is a capable long-range cruiser with up to 7,000nm range.