New Barracuda 9 Sport: fishing and comfort meet on the sea

She’s the flagship to the fishing family in the Beneteau group, and will be the star of the 2018 Barracuda Tour next spring. The Beneteau Barracuda 9 will be launched officially at the Nantes European Saltwater Fishing Show especially for the anglers.

The Barracuda Tour, organized by Beneteau since 2011, is a no-kill fishing competition that brings together thousands of fishers from all over the world. For the boatyard, the event is also a good way to get important feedback from anglers and it gives designers an opportunity to adapt the Barracuda line to meet their needs. The new Beneteau Barracuda 9 quite simply reflects the best of this experience.

How many rods can you fit?

The panelled freeboards, around an open and modular cockpit, improve comfort on fishing trips, while a starboard gate makes getting aboard easier. At the back of the pilothouse, a large full-beam glass door provides light and ventilation and seamlessly opens up the living spaces on board. Faithful to the spirit of the Barracuda Tour, Beneteau is offering a “fishing pack” which includes 6 additional rods, a side net roller, a live bait well with circulating water, a deck wash pump and a cutting board on the transom.


The interior salon sports facing seats positioned lengthways, making movement easier, while the galley is now equipped with a large refrigerator. The helm station features a twin bench seat and a large control panel that can house two 9” and 12” displays. The door closing off the cabins separates the pilothouse from the other spaces. The lower deck has a large cabin and a separate shower room, as well as a second cabin that can be used either as stowage space or for an extra double berth.


Equipped with the latest Airstep hull, Beneteau Barracuda 9 should be as good in rough sea as its siblings with the same technology. The engines can reach a total power of 500 HP, while the fuel tanks are available in two sizes: 400 or 600 litres.


Waiting to see it in some of the upcoming boat shows, a good chance to test the new Barracuda 9 is to attend the Barracuda Tour, from 28 to 29 May in Arzon/Port du Crouesty.


The numbers of Beneteau Barracuda 9

  • Length overall                           8,91 m – 29’2″
  • Hull length                                 7,98 m – 26’2″
  • Beam                                             2,95 m – 9’7″
  • Light displacement                 3500 Kg
  • Draft                                               0,50/0,90 m – 1’5″/2’11″
  • Fuel tank                                      400 L – 106 US Gal
  • Water tank (option)                 160 L – 42 US Gal
  • Maximum engine power        500 HP
  • CE design category                   B6/C10
  • Naval Architects                        Bénéteau Powerboats
  • Interior Design                          Sarrazin Design

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