Beneteau Barracuda 8 to have Asian premiere at Shanghai Boat Show
Published: Monday, 24 April 2017
The Beneteau Group will present its Barracuda 8 (Asian premiere), Barracuda 7 alongside the display of Oceanis 31 and First 22 at the 22nd China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS) (April 26-29), which will take place at the new venue of Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
(Photos: Beneteau - Barracuda 8)
The four-day event attracts over 550 exhibitors at home and abroad with boats on display.
As the first model with an Air Step® 2 technology hull, she is available with a single or twin engine of up to 300 HP. Beneteau offers three versions of the interior: two doors, three doors or semi-flyboat. The boat is designed to simplify movement and fishing manoeuvres as well as create larger space.
Barracuda 7 features a tulip-shaped bow and a spacious wheelhouse. This outboard with a single engine reaching 150 to 200HP can reach a top speed of 35 knots.
Apart from the powerboats, the visitors will also see the Oceanis 31 and the First 22 at Beneteau’s booth.
The Oceanis 31 is a small family cruiser that offers two different interior layouts, while the First 22 is a sail training vessel that features a hull with positive flotation, an extended cockpit, a rig designed specifically for sail training.