Turquoise Yachts building 74m Project Barracuda
by Laura Nineham
Delivery of Project Barracuda is expected within three years. “It used to be normal to wait five years for a new yacht,” said CEO Mehmet Karabeyoglu. “It now seems everyone wants their yachts yesterday. The big thing for us to do now is to keep finding new ways to save time in the build process.”
The exterior design by H2 Yacht Design pays homage to their previous collaboration with Turquoise – Talisman C – seen in Project Barracuda's masculine and timeless lines. The superyacht also features an innovative interior layout similar to the 74 metre Turquoise superyacht Vicky.
The interior, penned by Ken Freivokh, is practical yet elegant with an emphasis on enjoying the sea. Some of the interior highlights include a saloon-dining room that opens to the aft terrace and a dedicated on board cinema. Project Barracuda also boasts a full beam sky lounge and bar, a beach club, steam room, massage room and indoor-outdoor gym.
The 74 metre superyacht has been crafted with a focus on integrating the decks. To this end, a triple height atrium has been designed to circulate guests between all decks with an elegant spiral staircase.
Project Barracuda will accommodate 16 guests in one owner’s suite, two VIP suites and four guest cabins. There’s space for 18 crew in one captain’s cabin, six double crew cabins, four single crew cabins and one crew/office convertible room.