Barracuda 7 Powerboat by Bénéteau Philippines
Bénéteau has a long history with fishing boats. In fact, the founder of the esteemed boatyard, Benjamin Bénéteau, designed the first engine-powered fishing boat in the Gard region of France in 1909. Through two wars and the slow decline and recovery of the fishing industry, the Bénéteau Boatyard pushed on. Always innovating, Bénéteau finally struck gold in a then-unrecognized market segment—the recreational fishing boat—in 1964. Their first models were the 3.60-meter dinghy called the Guppy, the 4.30-meter Flétan, and 5.80-meter speedboat Ombrine.
Since then, Bénéteau has continued to produce stellar models of fishing boats and powerboats. Among them is the Barracuda 7, a sport fishing pilothouse boat that combines performance, comfort, luxury, and a customizable look. Fishing enthusiasts will also love her fishing station, with a fantastic deck layout to offer you hours of obstruction-free fishing. Truly, the Barracuda 7 is a modern, versatile boat that offers a deluxe experience within its compact yet well-appointed confines.
Are you looking for a beautiful, powerful leisure boat? Contact Europa Yachts Philippines for more information about the Barracuda 7, a fruit of Bénéteau’s expertise and commitment to innovation and quality.
The Barracuda 7 Exterior
The Barracuda 7 is designed like an open boat. Its layout is centered on the straight and robust central wheelhouse, with a structure reminiscent of Scandinavian fishing boats. Two side doors allow safe and easy access to the side decks. Meanwhile, the aft window allows ample light to come in and affords majestic views of the outdoors that will make you feel one with the sea. The roof is a particular work of art, its straight form creating a sleek and distinctive profile with the rising gunwales. It may be on the smaller side at 8.91 meters, but you can easily spot the Barracuda 7 from a crowd of boats in the pier.
Fishing enthusiasts will especially love the Barracuda 7’s fishing station. It’s outfitted with Lowrance electronics and can be fully customized to meet the needs of even the most seasoned fisherman. The live-bait well, in particular, can be supplied with regenerated seawater, allowing you to preserve your live catches. You can also add rod holders and side net rollers, among other extra features. If you’d like to take a break from fishing and just go on a cruise, there’s a swim platform to take off from.
The Barracuda 7 Interior
At the helm of the interior design of the Barracuda 7 is Sarrazin Design. Headquartered in Vendée, Sarrazin Design has helped conceptualize a number of vessels among Bénéteau’s fleet, including the Antares 42 and Antares 36. Employing their nautical industry expertise, Sarrazin made clever use of the Barracuda 7’s modest floor space to ensure luxury and comfort. Indeed, the interior is surprisingly spacious, with a double berth, galley, and even a separate toilet.
The interiors are well-appointed in oak, matched with anthracite upholstery. The cockpit of the Barracuda 7—a generous four square meters in size—allows you to take the wheel in comfort. With the sliding doors and aft window, the captain and co-pilot are assured of beautiful 360° views of the sea. The main bench is placed far back to accommodate a second bench, creating enough space for a dining area that can seat seven people. Hinge down this second bench flush with the bulkhead and you open up the deck to transform it into the spacious fishing area for which the Barracuda 7 is known for. You can also relax on a bow lounger, which you can construct using a hammock-style canvas, some interlocking poles, and clips. Indeed, with the many ways you can transform the Barracuda 7’s space, you’ll get the feeling that you’re on a much bigger boat.
Experience the Barracuda 7 in the Philippines
The Barracuda 7 is a testament to Bénéteau’s humble roots and dedication to continuous innovation. Form and function are packed in a small but capable boat, a perfect companion as you sail and enjoy the beauty and riches of the Philippines’ sparkling blue waters.
Learn more about the Bénéteau Barracuda 7 by calling Europa Yachts at (+63-2) 8553 2027. You can also send us an email at email@example.com. We’ll be more than happy to answer your questions.