Holding with the strong undercurrent of nostalgia in today’s boating environment, Barracuda Yacht Design will soon unveil the Sasga 12, a “Balearic-style” motoryacht which is inspired by traditional Menorcan fishing rowboats commonly known as Llats. The two keys to the resemblance between the boats are the Sasga’s rounded stern section and her distinctive beam, which maintains its 13-foot width nearly throughout the boat’s 44-foot LOA. This unique feature not only maximizes the boat’s interior space but also imbues her with a seakindliness that any boat owner, whether he’s a Menorcan fisherman or a gentleman cruiser, can appreciate. Meanwhile, the boat’s walkaround design offers easy access to her ample foredeck and entertaining-ready cockpit, making the 12 ideal for taking friends and family on day trips. But if an owner would like to set out for a longer voyage, he will no doubt find the boat’s expected range of 500 NM at a cruising speed of 14 mph much to his liking—particularly since he won’t be rowing that distance—a welcome thought for the well-being of the his back we’re sure.
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This article originally appeared in the January 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.