French shipyard announces four product lines with yachts ranging from 20m to 40m and a line with projects ranging from 13m to 17m intended to be used as a tender or chase boat.

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Render of the 38m yacht design, Lounge Collection, pencilled by in-house Couach designer Clément Carbonne

French custom yacht builder Chantier Naval Couach is set to introduce 20 new models, spanning five ranges, over the next 18 months. The news follows on the recent key appointment to its management team.

The shipyard has also reported that since 2015 it has invested several millions Euros in its technical facilities and workshops in Arcachon, on the French Atlantic coast, and that now it is ready to enter a new era in custom yacht construction.

New product line

The new Mediterranean Collection comprises three models intended to be used as a tender or chase boat. Projects in the pipeline include a 13m, a 15m and a 17m design.

Designed by Espen Øino International, the new Timeless Collection, will include six fast flybridge yacht models between 20m and 40m.

The design of a 26m model in this range has been completed, while a further five models are expected to follow in coming months.

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New 26m yacht, Timeless Collection

The 26m yacht will be able to carry up to 12 passengers and a crew of three. It is anticipated to reach top speeds of 30 knots and cruise at 23 knots, powered by twin V12 MAN engines.

The Super Sport Collection, also from the drafting board of Espen Øino International, will extend the Timeless Collection to six open yachts in the same size range.

Coauch says its Super Sport models will draw on design influences and the performance of military ships. Combining lightness with power, outstanding seakeeping with excellent manoeuvrability, and comfort with innovation.

The Lounge Collection has been developed by the in-house Couach designer Clément Carbonne and comprises three semi-displacement explorer models: 35m, 38m and 42m.

Espen Øino has also designed for Couach the Super Yacht Collection. The yard says projects in this line “will offer unrivalled space and supreme comfort in a transatlantic-capable vessel of 40m-plus”.

At present, one preliminary concept will be presented to provide inspiration for each buyer’s perfect yacht.

Facts and figures

Couach has also reported that two projects are sold and currently under construction. The shipyard employs 350 full time staff and has the capacity to build projects up to 60m.

Woodwork, leather work, stone and marble, and composite carbon Kevlar are Coauch’s in-house specialities.

The French superyacht builder has also revealed that in the 2015-16, several million Euros were invested in the upgrade of facilities including:

  • Workshops and building renovations.
  • New production line installations.
  • New technological tools.
  • Complete workflow reworking.
  • Complete reorganisation of production areas, including 6,000sq m, composite workshop, boilerworks, routing, assembly.
  • Increased lifting and handling capacities.
  • Investment in process tools using the latest technologies.

In 2017 Chantier Naval Couach will celebrate 120th anniversary.