Luxury Superyacht BARACUDA VALLETTA (BARRACUDA) is a 50,00m (164’) Perini Navi sailing yacht launched in 2008. The sailing yacht BARACUDA VALLETTA is an aluminum ketch which was the 46th vessel to be launched in the Perini Navi fleet. The Superyacht BARACUDA VALLETTA was designed by Perini’s in-house naval architects teamed with New Zealander Ron Holland.
The luxury sailing yacht BARACUDA VALLETTA features recognisable Perini Navi trademarks including her deckhouse lines, with curved windows and long flying bridge. Her aluminum hull, tapering and deep semi-compensated rudder, extended waterline, and lead ballasted swinging keel, makes this superyacht the latest evolution of the successful 50 meter series . This ketch also makes a strong visual impact primarily by the colour of the hull which is metallic grey with shades of gold and the sails which come in flaming purple. This contemporary appeal is also echoed in the portholes, which are an unusual rectangular shape.
The Superyacht BARACUDA VALLETTA features many innovations including a canting keel that changes from a 4m draft with her keel up to a 9.7 m draft with her keel down. The transom door can be cleverly opened almost entirely to transform into a large platform for both tender launching and swim access. The hydraulically operated swimming platform can be submerged 8 inches below the water’s surface accessed by guests via a staircase on the aft deck.
Sail boat BARACUDA VALLETTA’s main deck is one level and is 22 meters in length from the aft sunken cockpit throughout 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 much clearer, unencumbered visual field than is conventionally the case on sailing yachts of this type. The partial central wall in the salon was chosen not only for the subtle beauty of its colour and texture, but also for the way it serves to dematerialize the central stair volume. The master suite and 4 guests cabins are all located on the lower deck lower deck . S/Y BARACUA features interior design by British architect John Pawson, guru of the modern minimalism. The style and project philosophy are extreme simplicity and clear lines with concepts of light, space and proportion.
Luxury Perini Navi sailing yacht BARACUDA VALLETTA has a state-of-the-art sailing system with aluminum, ketch rigged masts that are 56.7 and 42.9 meters from the DWL. Perini also designed, engineered and manufactured the carbon fibre electric in-boom furling system and the captive reel winches that handle a sail plan of 1,418 square meters, which consists of the main and mizzen sails plus genoa and blade jib.
Luxury charter yacht BARACUDA VALLETTA has a professional crew of 8 and charters throughout Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean.