The Madrid based company, Barracuda Yacht Design, has announced their latest ‘go-anywhere’ 65m Barracuda Explorer motor yacht which they say has ‘military bite’.
The 65m Barracuda Explorer yacht concept is an ice-class, approved design with living space and accommodation amenities normally found on an equivalent sized superyacht.
Fully capable as a long range cruiser with up to 7,000km range and able to achieve a maximum speed in the region of 16 to 18 knots and cruising speed in the region of 14 knots, the concept has been designed with rough conditions in mind. To thos effect it boasts a prominent bow and double chine effect.
Born out of the conversion of a former military, or commercial vessel, among her features the superyacht concept has an exploration deck with multipurpose crane and enough space for hosting two submarines. Additionally, a quick deployment tender and two Jeep style vehicles, as well as a large enclosed garage storing a further two limousine style tenders and four PWCs can be found on the vessel.
Following the initial enquiry from a well-known shipyard looking for innovative ideas based upon a purpose designed explorer yacht, Inigo Toledo, (owner of Barracuda Yacht Design) said, “It was refreshing to be asked to produce a design for an explorer completely from scratch and without compromise, as opposed to having to adapt an existing hull by way of a conversion or a major refit of a vessel already afloat, which is so often the case with explorer vessels while running the risk of never quite reaching their full potential.”
Various concepts by Barracuda Yacht Design, including the new explorer yacht, will be displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show, which takes place from 23rd to 26th September 2015.