‘Barracuda’, the modern, low-priced Dutch top quality weekend cruiser.
The ‘Barracuda’, a completely new, modern weekend motor cruiser as a unique concept from Barracuda Yachts, is making its world debut at the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show 2012 on stand number 07.402.
The HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show is taking place from 6 to 11 March 2012 at the Amsterdam RAI.
Barracuda Yachts will be presenting its completely new, modern and delightfully contoured polyester ‘runabout’ ‘Barracuda’ to the press and public for the first time at the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show 2012.
The modern ‘Barracuda’ weekend motor cruiser for eight people is the final culmination of an innovative and completely new concept from Barracuda Yachts.
Passengers enjoy comfortable seating in the spacious, four metre-long open self-draining cockpit. The cabin under the foredeck has sleeping accommodation for two persons and a chemical toilet.
The new Dutch ‘Barracuda’ weekend cruiser is a one hundred percent Dutch innovation and a completely Dutch product.
Construction by this top notch Dutch builder is of world-famous Dutch top quality.
This unique innovative Dutch development is the combination of two concepts never presented in the Dutch yacht building industry before.
The ‘affordable sailing enjoyment’ concept
The ‘affordable sailing enjoyment’ concept means the modern, contoured polyester runabout ‘Barracuda’ has an unprecedented competitively low price.
For € 39,500.-- ‘modern affordable sailing enjoyment’ is already offered by the standard entry model.
The ‘variable size motor’ concept
The ‘Barracuda’ weekend cruiser also includes the ‘variable size motor’ concept. The ‘Barracuda’ has been specially designed to flexibly and simply grow its engine power.
Under the gas spring operated and locking transom hatch the entry model has an electrically starting 10 hp Yamaha with 25-litre petrol tank, ingeniously fitted and camouflaged in the special engine well.
The high stability and excellent sailing characteristics at different speeds and with different engine capacities enables the ‘variable size motor’ concept to fully come into its own. With its sophisticated and extensively trialled sailing characteristics the ‘Barracuda’ can be fitted with 10 hp to 115 hp outboard motors.
The unique combination of the two special concepts gives the buyer a high degree of flexibility and stability in vessel value.
Entry model for € 39,500.--
Using a trailer with the ‘Barracuda’ is simplicity itself. It is an open polyester motorboat, 7.5 metres-long in total including swimming platform and 2.44 metre beam. The forecabin contains two berths, a chemical toilet and a spacious, open self-draining cockpit four metres-long. The outboard engine is mounted in a well which is hidden by a hatch in the transom. This hatch is opened and closed using gas springs. The fully equipped entry model is supplied with a 10 hp electrically starting Yamaha long shaft motor. The draught is then approximately 65 centimetres.
Obvious advantages and value retention
The major advantages of the unique combination of the two special concepts are obvious. The prototype with a hull weight of 1,050 kilograms has been extensively trialled for sailing with long shaft outboards from 10 hp to 115 hp. The boat proved to be perfectly suitable for all these and intermediate capacities.
The top speeds of the 7.5-metre ‘Barracuda’ with the different capacities are:
• with 10 hp the top speed is 14 kph
• with 40 hp the top speed is 25 kph
• with 70 hp the top speed is 42 kph
• with 115 hp the top speed is 55 kph.
With this unique flexibility in choosing and increasing the motor power the value of the basic vessel is retained, often better than with a vessel with fixed motor.
There are also many optional extras including an Esthec deck.
The lockable transom hatch means the ‘Barracuda’ is protected against motor theft.
The ‘Barracuda’ from Barracuda Yachts can be viewed at the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show, stand number 07.402 (Amstelhal, Hall 7) immediately next to the route to the port.
Technical information on the standard design ‘Barracuda’ weekend cruiser:
• Overall length 7.5 metres, including swimming platform
• beam 2.44 metres
• draught: ± 65 centimetres with 10 hp outboard motor
• hull weight 1,050 kilograms
• motor: Yamaha electrically starting long shaft 10 hp outboard motor
• petrol tank 25 litres
• morse controls
• steering wheel including control cable ready-to-sail
• maximum number of persons: 8
• 3 x RAL colours
• antislip on deck, cockpit and steps
• stainless steel hinges and locks
• exterior: foredeck with 8 mm Marlon windows in window seal and frame of stainless steel mullions with stainless steel corner construction
• tarpaulin over the cockpit
• 2 fixed front seats including seat cushions, back cushions and stainless steel brackets, one round sofa with seat cushions
• open self-draining cockpit, four metres long, with 6 seats in the open cockpit
• aft deck with transom hatch opened and locked by gas springs
• well for outboard motor under transom hatch
• swimming platform finished with a rounded stainless steel strip
• navigation lighting
• 6 folding stainless steel cleats
• 2 mooring ropes
• 2 fenders
forecabin, 2 berths with mattresses
• construction material: glass fibre reinforced polyester, hull 10 mm, other parts 7 mm, laminated bulkhead 18 mm waterproof aucoumea panelling 150 mm tall: transom, keelson and longitudinal beams. Transom 4 cm solid aucoumea, decking in sandwich construction, balsa wood and/or foam.
• trailer: the boat can be placed on a trailer
• development and design: Jacco Klein, Enkhuizen
• construction: Adel Polyester, Genemuiden