Perini Navi Sailing Yacht Baracuda for sale
by Malcolm Maclean
The 50.16 metre sailing yacht Baracuda has been listed for sale by Nicholas Hidiroglou at Parsifal Yachting.
Designed by Ron Holland, she was built in aluminium to ABS class and MCA coding by Italian yard Perini Navi with delivery in 2008 as a minimalist yet refined cruising ketch. Accommodation is for 10 guests in five cabins comprising a master suite, two VIP suites and two twins, all with entertainment centres, satellite television screens and en suite shower facilities.
Baracuda makes a strong visual impact primarily by the colour 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. Her expansive main deck is 22 metres in length from the aft sunken cockpit through to the inner wheelhouse. The extended windows provide natural lighting and panoramic views. The main deck is conceived as an open living space with no partitions, with the aim being to keep a clear, unencumbered visual field.
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. Under power, her a top speed is 14.5 knots and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 4,200 nautical miles at 12 knots with power coming from two 710kW Caterpillar 3412E diesel engines.
Lying in Athens, Greece,Baracuda is asking €18,900,000 with VAT paid.