My name is KASIDIARIS NIKOLAOS and I am the Captain of a Private Yacht KWIKUMAT, 58 meters, GRT 1056, under PANAMA’s flag.
This yacht sails in Greece, East – West Mediterranean Sea from June to August, in Canary Islands, Caribbean Sea, Bahamas and US (Florida) from January to May.
While to boat is in Greece is docking at Flisvos’ Marina, pier A.
During this period all the maintenance and inspection works for the Yacht are carried out, as well as for tenders.
So after extensive research and many positive recommendations from fellow Captains and people are involved with Yachting, I contacted with Barracuda a Greek manufacturing shipyard of inflatable boats, asking to replace and repair part of the Nautica Rib’s 24CAT air tubes.
Their prompt response, the materials’ excellent quality and durability, the consistency they showed as for the delivery times as well as the offered service, they made me to assign them the construction a three (3) custom made high strength fenders.
The company responded immediately to my new request and within 2 weeks from the day of my order I had received the requested fenders, which have been made out of the best specifications’ materials (fabric, valves, rope) that company also uses for its RHIBs.
Wishing to comment the following:
Every winter that we sail the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, US, we are mooring in many ports in Bahamas, where we face adverse weather conditions as the phenomenon of swell which combined with strong side winds, that has the effect of exerting great pressure on the fenders that undertake to protect the Yacht from a possible quay impact.
The Barracuda fenders have an exceptional durability that offered us the best protection during our long period of mooring on the contrary of other equal size fenders recently purchased from abroad.
I quote some photos and I remain at the disposal of anyone who wish to contact me, either using the [email protected] or calling at Mob: +306951689375.
Nicolaos Kasidiaris / Captain
The 900 Barracuda Satellite is one of many 9meter inflatable boats worldwide, that is not afraid to take off from the water, but it’s also one of a few 9meter worldwide that enjoys the water landing when you are seated (I don’t mean in your house living room)… With this boat I’ve lived the most incredible experience as I was seated at the back, with 35knots speed and sea condition of 2,5 m waves, (tightened at the beginning and then relaxed) enjoying the boat’s “flying over” the sea, hearing the propeller emerging from the water, but without feeling the slightest vibration or noise…. Just Incredible… Bravo BARRACUDA!
In 2016 I bought a used inflatable “Barracuda” boat in excellent condition from the manufacturer.
Apart from the reliability of transaction with the company, which warranted for the excellent condition of the boat – a fact that I ascertained afterwards – I was much impressed by the apparent quality of the hull which didn’t have cracks after 20 years of life.
I also ascertained that the airtubes maintain their lustre and elasticity and also the electric installation is still in a very good condition.
Gerhard Axmann – Germany
They say that the rib boat gives you both pleasures, one when you are buying it and another when you sell it. So I think that “Bubu” owes me my second pleasure, because when I separated her I felt sadness than joy. However, I’m waiting till the moment “Bubu” comes back in my life again. “Bubu” and me had an honest relationship, never betrayed each other… she, me and the sea.
For four (4) years till now I owned a 6 meter rib boat with 150hp Yamaha. The “setup” is nautical it is an integral part of my family’s summer vacation and for fishing the rest holidays of the year. My rib is totally reliable, it’s an “all weather” rib, and that means that causes no troubles minus or big ones, when I am in the sea with good or bad weather always gives me the feeling of safety. I really love it.
Marios Sorotos, Piraeus
It was the summer of 2007 when I decided to buy the Barracuda 900 Satellite and because of fulfilling my childish dream I gave it the name “DREAM”.
It was around the 20th of July of the same year, when I bought one-way air tickets for me and my family (wife and 16years old twins) to Athens. We took up the “DREAM” from Alimos and began our dreamy journey back to Cyprus, making stops to beautiful Greek islands like, Poros – Ydra – Milos – Folegandros – Ios – Santorini – Astypalaia – Nisiros – Simi – Rhodes – Kastelorizo and finally Pafos, Cyprus.
In the past I used to talk a lot about my previous 7 meter rib boat, but as for the 900 Satellite I can talk for hours over and over again. I think that Tasos Chatzistamatiou, the manufacturer, is like a conductor who used all the virtues of the other boats to create 900 Satellite.Everything may hit the hull, opens in pieces. The deck spaces are incredible. The autonomy of the 800 liters gasoline tank, gives you freedom. We covered the distance Cyprus – Kastelorizo in six (6) hours with 5 BEAUFORT sea conditions, and we returned in Cyprus only in four (4) hours with calm weather while our children were sleeping… This boat doesn’t afraid of anything…