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Couach has announced the sale of two motor yachts from its new Mediterranean line, designed and developed in-house by Clement Carbonne, with a third yacht sale in the pipeline.
The Mediterranean line is the latest range to be released by the French yacht builder, which draws inspiration from the “original inspiration and motivation” of the company’s founder, Guy Couach. The new models in the Mediterranean range are comfortable and refine, yet conceal a surprising degree of performance for their size, said Couach.
“We are delighted with the reception that our Mediterranean range has received from our client base,” said Couach President and CEO, Walter Ceglia. “Our focus is and always will be on providing superb yachts that are true to Couach’s design DNA and heritage. Drawing on unmistakable hallmarks from Guy Couach’s original yachts, this range of smaller boats delivers the standards that clients have come to expect from our Couach teams.”
The two confirmed sales include the 11.4-metre 1100 S, the smallest yacht in the range, and the 19.55-metre 1900 flybridge, the largest of the Mediterranean models.
The Mediterranean 1900 has a low and sporty, tapered profile that delivers a timeless look. Those familiar with the popular 195 Fly will recognise many of its unmistakeable hallmarks in the new yacht.
Large windows ensure a spacious feel on the interior of the main deck, enhanced by cut-outs of the adjacent exterior hull bulwarks. There is a helm and large dining-lounging area within the space, featuring a U-shaped lounge and chairs surrounding the dining table, while a pop-up flatscreen television appears at the touch of a button.
The open plan, family-style galley is positioned between the dining space and the cockpit. Allowing for an inside-outside feel to this functional space that is reminiscent of Mediterranean summer kitchens ashore, a “roof” window opens to connect the galley and aft cockpit dining and socialising space.
Stairs from the cockpit lead directly up to the flybridge, which has a large dining space to enjoy unrestricted views at anchor as well as a great vantage point from the helm when underway. Freestanding furniture allows the space to be adaptable to changing needs of the guests, including sun lounges and deck chairs alongside the built-in table.
The Mediterranean 1900 has three cabins on the lower deck that sleeps up to six guests, including a full-beam master ensuite cabin. There is also accommodation for up to two crew below the aft deck.
The Mediterranean 1100 S sports a deep-V hull and “distinctive ‘Couach outboard’” style, said the builder. Propelled by powerful twin outboard engines, with military-grade seaworthiness delivered by the naval architecture expertise from Couach’s in-house team, it promises to be a fast and furious day boat that delivers fun and performance in equal measure.
A hard top above the helm offers protection to the driver while guests can recline on the large sun pads to the front and rear. Two facing lounges flank removable tables to provide a flexible space, while the helm console features an outdoor galley integrated into the starboard side and a day head with shower leading to a double cabin to the port side.
This first unit of the 1100 S is expected to be delivered to its owner in summer 2018.