The design concept behind this motorsailer, constructed at Barcos Deportivos Yard in Spain, is to maximize space on deck and below. The cockpit is wide, and the airy feeling below is enhanced by large windows in both the hull and the superstructure. The upper saloon is effectively a continuation of the cockpit. A permanent bimini is installed over the cockpit, which has separate dining and seating spaces and a total area equivalent to that of some yachts 140 feet in length. A transom garage and folding platform provide good access to the water along with storage for watercraft.
Sails include a self-tacking jib and a mainsail that sheets to a single point on the cockpit arch. A furling boom, internal captive winches for sheets and halyards, and a lack of runners allow for a fully automatic rig with all lines running below the deck. Maximum speed under power is estimated at 13 knots; a lifting daggerboard provides good upwind performance under sail. The yacht carries eight guests plus four crew.
Barracuda Yacht Design, C/Alfonso Gmez, 9 28037 Madrid, Spain; tel. 011-34-914-400-450