She is not the girl next door. She is, however, perfect for where you are going!
The Barracuda features a modular design with a list of options to easily fit any pastime. Her rugged polyester sandwich construction makes her hungry for rough waters and her enclosed wheelhouse means there's always refuge from the weather.
Exterior:The Barracuda 9's hull is aggressive yet safe and she is perfectly balanced. Equipped with Air Step© technology, she is very comfortable to drive and her chined hull provides great grip. Topped with a stylish straight wind-shielded wheelhouse, her deck has a walkaround layout. This boat is designed for fishing and has spacious functional work areas outside (cockpit and foredeck). The Barracuda 9 boasts a version with a second driving station on the flybridge.
Ideal for easy movement on board, access to the wheelhouse is by two side sliding doors. Inside, the Barracuda 9 reveals a comforting atmosphere. With a dashboard ready to receive full electronic equipment, a large forward cabin, and a shower and toilet space, it is ready to set off on any trip. Every hollow space is used as a storage locker and for stowing equipment. The two pilot and co-pilot bolster seats rotate to face the rear seat. This creates a meal area inside.
Fish & Cruise:
With deck and cabin fittings adapted to all climates, the Barracuda 9 has a wide range of uses.
Most definitely a fishing boat brim-full of character, she is also pleasant for short trips or coastal cruising. You feel safe on board in all circumstances thanks to an extremely seaworthy hull.
Courtesy of Boating Magazine
For residents of islands from Scandinavia's Baltic Sea to those of the Maine coast and Salish Sea in the United States, boatbuilders have developed seaworthy, fast boats with pilothouses set in the center of open cockpits. They're tough, all-weather boats that serve as cargo haulers, ferries and fishing boats. The Barracuda 9 (9 meters length overall) is a new take on this breed. Powered by twin inline four cylinder four-stroke outboards, it cruises in the high 20 mph to low 30 mph range with fuel burn in the range of 15 to 20 gallons per hour. That's good performance for a boat that displaces more than 7,500 pounds.
The secret is her Air Step hull, a proprietary Beneteau design in which a forward-facing scoop on each side of the pilothouse forces air through a hose to an outlet at the keel, about 40 percent of the way forward of the transom. It flows over a pair of steps to build a cushion of air for the aft part of the hull to ride on. Unlike stepped hulls on go-fast sport boats, which are designed to vent air, the Air Step hull holds the air with specially formed channels inside the chines but does not impede the flow of solid water to the outboard's propellers.
Test day brought a steady breeze and a nasty 2- to 3-foot chop, just right for showing off the Air Step. Our test boat rose quickly onto plane with minimal bow rise and rode easily even at high cruising speed. We confess to grinning broadly, because we were piloting it from its (optional $5,000) flying bridge, settled securely within its molded sides as the 9 played in the seas.
The Barracuda 9 offers seating for five in the pilothouse, two on pedestal helm and companion seats with flip-up bolsters for standing, and three side-by-side against the aft cabin bulkhead. Fold-down tables mount on the pilothouse sides, and there's a small galley with a sink and a stove with a single gas burner. Headroom is 6 feet 6 inches. Air conditioning and heat are optional, as is a bow thruster.
Belowdecks, the Barracuda 9 offers a V-berth and an enclosed head. On deck, there's comfortable seating in front of and on the aft side of the pilothouse, plus a full-width stern seat.
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