BY OFFERING ‘go-anywhere’ capability and a sense of luxury available from a larger, more expensive explorer, Barracuda’s 50m Pocket- Size version makes commercial sense.
With enough space, this more ‘practical’ 50m version benefits from significant newbuild and operational savings of between 30% and 40% less, compared to an equivalent 60m+ yacht.
The Portuguese-style bridge sits atop with external walk-around area, where raised seating inside the wheelhouse will be an exciting place for invited guests to take in the views.
Beneath the bridge deck, a private Owner’s deck with private terrace and certified helicopter landing-pad is on a par with many larger-than-50m explorers and superyachts.
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 4x4, a sailing yacht, PWC – everything an Owner might wish to carry on a long voyage.
With a draft of just 2.3m (compared to 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.