The Spanish-based company, Barracuda Yacht Design has just unveiled their latest concept, a 65m explorer superyacht. The initial enquiry 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. This "go-anywhere" Explorer will have a prominent bow and double-chine effect as well as an ice-class approved design. With a 16 to 18 knots top speed, the Barracuda 65 will have a 7,000 nautical miles range at 14 knots (cruising speed). As for the layout, the lower deck will have the crew accommodation and crew mess with the main galley and laundry forward. Directly aft will be the engine room and the garage that will lead to the Beach Club including a large swim platform and dual-side opening doors. The main deck will provide five en-suite guest cabins forward. Aft, will be the lounge and the dining area leading to the spacious aft deck. The upper deck will feature the owner's suite and terrace. Forward, the deck space will be shared with the captain's cabin conveniently situated next to the bridge. Finally, the sky lounge will be undoubtedly the most frequented area with stunning 360° views and excellent socialising areas. The exploration deck will carry several tenders and a large selection of watersports toys, thereby offering active guests a wide array of activities to keep them entertained.
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