14 November 2016
French custom yacht builder Chantier Naval Couach will be revealing a total of 20 new models, spanning five diverse ranges, over the next 18 months. Having invested several million euros in its technical facilities and workshops in Arcachon, on the French Atlantic coast, since 2015.
Couach has also made a number of strategic recruitment choices for both management and design departments, bringing new blood and inspiration to continue the legacy of the company, which will be celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2017.The new ranges will be known as the Mediterranean Collection, the Timeless Collection, the Super Sport Collection, the Lounge Collection and the Super Yacht Collection.
The Mediterranean Collection incorporates three models intended to be used as a tender or chase boat: a 13m, a 15m and a 17m model. The models were originally designed to meet clients’ tender specification but Couach will be making them available to its wider client base.
The Timeless Collection designed by Espen Øino International will include six fast flybridge yacht models between 20 and 40-metres. The size range of the Timeless Collection allows yacht owners to embrace the sweet spot between experiencing the luxury of a superyacht, through design features and on-board crew, while maintaining a closeness to the water that can be lost on larger vessels.
The Super Sport Collection, also from the drafting board of Espen Øino International, will extend to six open yacht models, also in the range of 20 to 40-metres. Much like the Timeless Collection, the Super Sport models will draw on design influences and the performance of military ships, combining lightness with power, seakeeping with maneuverability, and comfort with innovation.
The Lounge Collection, from in-house Couach designer Clément Carbonne, exemplifies modern adventure in three semi-displacement explorer models: 35m, 38m and 42m. With the bold lines, high freeboard and protected hull of a robust explorer yacht, the Lounge Collection marries comfort and luxury with the spirit of adventure. The large, open living spaces – such as in the full-deck living-dining room with enormous windows, and wide-beam upper deck with dining and seating areas – provide a true inside-outside style of living for those onboard.