April 28, 2011

New Model: Couach 2300 Fly

Couach finally launches its entry level model the 2300 Fly.  The new smallest model of the Couach yachts was outlined in early 2008, and then this model suffered a two year delay as the Guyan-Mesas located builder was being taken over by new management.  This new Couach motor yacht continues what has been a symbol of this yard offering Mediterranean style design and amenities with a very sea worthy hull, which comes from the navy and military experience of this French builder.  As has been offered by Couach in a couple decades, the 2300 Fly is also built with Kevlar glass, making for a light 39 tons empty displacement, and a strength hard to find in similar builds.  But apart being sea worthy and strong the Couach 2300 Fly also offers a lot of comfort on all the three decks; flybridge, main, and below cabin area.  The flybridge is also that bit extra spacious, thanks to the transfer of the tender on the bathing platform.  Main saloon is a two steps split level area, with the entrance being located on the lower part offering the lounging area, with galley, dining table, and helm station located to forward.  The saloon also offers a lot of easy movement to outside not only from the aft patio door but thanks to three side doors located in three strategic key areas; galley, by the internal staircase, and next to the pilot station.  Below is a four double cabins plan with three heads, this giving the today standard of an owners suite to mid ship, VIP cabin to fore, and two double guest rooms in between.  A crew cabin with two berths and shower head is located to fore. The Couach 2300 Fly is powered by standard MAN 1360hp, or optional MTU 1523hp engines with this last choice giving a top speed of 34 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.00 m (75.4ft)
Hull Length - 21.95 m
Beam - 5.60 m
Draft - 1.50 m
Displacement - 39 t light
Fuel Capacity - 6000 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Accommodation - 3 or 4 double cabins, 1 crew cabin
Engines - 2 x MAN 12v CRM 1360hp, MTU 10v 2000 M93 CR 1523hp
Propulsion - line shaft in prop tunnels
Speed - 34 knots max with 1523hp
Construction - Glass Kevlar