42m Classic Ketch
Inspired by the grace and stature of classic yachts from the first half of the 20th century, Barracuda Yacht Design's 42m ketch design perfectly captures the romanticism of the period yet dispenses with excess baroque, in favour of painted surfaces and sharp, modern details.
From a design perspective, the challenge is to combine modern technology with classic appeal such that an efficient, water-ballast hull with lifting centreboard will convey ten guests in comfort at low angles of heel.
Utilising America’s Cup and racing yacht experience we have created soft, flat lines underneath for efficiency, combined with a wide transom for additional stability and an overall compliant ride.
The sail plan comprises a fully battened main and mizzen with a self-tacking jib and overlapping Genoa, plus downwind options for a Code-0 and/or furling Gennaker flown from the bowsprit.
A large, twin-bathroom owner’s suite plus symmetrical accommodation for 8x guests via 2x double and 2x twin cabins is unusual for a yacht of this size. All rooms benefit from large windows and luxurious appointments.
Dedicated living spaces include an enclosed deck saloon with 360° views, an external central lounge protected by fixed bimini and an aft-deck lounge, free of the movement of crew.
Following Pendennis’ successful completion of the technical challenge and finite detail required from our design for the 32m s/y ‘Akalam’ in 2011, they proved themselves without doubt to be one of Europe’s top superyacht yards and we look forward to the next opportunity of building something there.Iñigo Toledo, Managing Director, Barracuda Yacht Design