Project Description

The Yacht

First of the aluminium-hulled 50m series with minimalist interiors by the iconic designer John Pawson, S/Y Baracuda is immediately recognizable for its striking violet sails. Built for a very experienced owner, the yacht has raced successfully in several Buckets.

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Length overall 50 m / 164 ft
LWL full load 140 ft / 42.54 m
Beam (max) 35 ft / 10.52 m
Construction Aluminium
Draught (keel up) 13 ft / 4 m
Draught (keel down) 32 ft / 9.79 m
Engines CAT 3412E
Maximum power 2x710 Kw
Superstructure construction Aluminium
Displacement full load 422 t
Speed at maximum power 14.5 kt
Speed at maximum continuous rating 14.5 kt
Range 4,200 nm @ 12 kt
Fuel capacity 40,000 lt
Fresh water 13,000 lt
Main mast height above DWL 186 ft / 56.75 m
Mizzen mast height above DWL 141 ft / 42.9 m
Total sail area 11.830 sq ft / 1.099 mq
Cockpit area 1,033 sq ft / 96 mq
Lazarette area 366 sq ft / 34 mq
Total crew area 850 sq ft / 79 mq
Total owner and guest cabin area 1.442 sq ft / 134 mq
Saloon and wheelhouse area 1.238 sq ft / 115 mq
Class and LY2 compilance A.B.S. Malta Cross A1 AMS Yachting Service + MCA
Interior Design John Pawson
Naval Architecture Perini Navi, Ron Holland
Builder Perini Navi - Viareggio, Italy


Baracuda makes a strong visual impact primarily by the color of the hull which is metallic grey with shades of gold and her billowing sails which are flaming purple. This contemporary appeal is also echoed in the portholes, which are an unusual rectangular shape. Baracuda’s expansive main deck is 22 meters in length from the aft sunken cockpit through to the inner wheelhouse. The extended windows provide natural lighting and panoramic view. The main deck is conceived as open living space, with no partitions, with the aim to keep a clear, unencumbered visual field than is conventionally the case on sailing yachts of this type. Another feature unique to Baracuda is that her transom can be cleverly opened to transform into a large platform for both tender launching and swim access. This swimming platform can be submerged 8 inches below the water's surface and is accessed by guests via a staircase on the aft deck.

Guests: 10
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Crew: 8

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