Published: Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Beneteau will officially launch its new flagship Barracuda 9, a sport fishing boat at the Nantes European Saltwater Fishing Show from March 16-18. She will also star at the Barracuda Tour in May.

Barracuda 9 To Make Waves At Nantes Saltwater Fishing Show 1 

(Photo: Beneteau - the Barracuda 9)

Boasting comfort on fishing trips, the Barracuda 9 has panelled freeboards around an open and modular cockpit. Her starboard access gate makes climbing aboard easier while the large full-beam glass door at the back of the pilothouse provides ventilation and opens up the living spaces on board.

Inside, the saloon has facing seats positioned lengthways, while the galley is equipped with a large refrigerator. The lower deck has a large cabin and a separate shower room, as well as a mid-cabin that can be used either as stowage space or for an extra double berth.

Equipped with the Airstep hull, the Barracuda 9 is powered by two engines delivering up to 500hp and can hold up to 10 people on board.

The Barracuda Tour is a no-kill fishing competition organised by Beneteau since 2011. To clinch the spirit, the Italian brand is offering a fishing pack, including six additional rods, a side net roller, a live bait well with circulating water, a deck wash pump and a cutting board on the transom.