Barracuda Yacht Design (BYD) have unveiled the design for the new Ronautica RO 620 Custom Line, with the first hull due for completion autumn 2010.
The 18.90m ‘flagship' design, will be constructed at Ronautica's modern facility in Barcelona, for a European client.
Powered by a 100m² mainsail with the option of a self-tacking or overlapping jib, the RO 620 Custom Line personifies the ‘cruiser-racer' concept, fulfilling both roles equally well.
The yacht has an almost plumb bow, retractable bow-sprit, flush-fitting hatches and clean decks.
Underneath the waterline the carbon sandwich hull sports a racing hull, with a high-tensile steel keel with lead bulb the yacht will draw 3.30m. Steering will be linked to a high-aspect ratio carbon rudder with carbon stock.
There is a large cockpit area, with plenty of forward looking space to access the winches – (size 77's for Genoa and 68 for mainsheet).
In between twin wheels, the mainsheet winch sits on a raised pedestal, doubling as a centre-consol for the yacht's various instruments and repeaters. Optional racing-style pedestal winches can be specified immediately behind the consol.
LOA 18.90m Gennaker 376.4m²
LWL 17.79m Genoa 88.1m²
Beam Max 5.12m Engine 100-120hp
Draft 3.30m Water Capacity 650 Litres
Displacement 19.90Tm Fuel Capacity 600 Litres
Ballast 7.0Tm Expected Price 1.6m Euros
Mainsail 100.00m² Interior/Exterior Barracuda YD