July 6, 2013

New Model: Couach 2600 Fly

Couach launched the 2600 FLY on the 24th of June on the Arcachon Bay. With this new model, the French shipyard re-enters the eighty feet sector also referred to as the entry level super yacht size since some time and broadens the scope of its catalogue that features thirteen models from 14 to 50 metres. The Couach 2600 Fly is designed to fill the gap in the range of 22 and 28 metre models, creating a perfect expression of what the shipyard does best: a compact, and functional yacht for enjoyable life on-board and sailing. With a new approach to on-board passenger circulation and space management, the 2600 FLY offers all the trademark features that have established Couach’s reputation: V-shaped planing hull, composite materials, speed, stability and agility, with shaft line propulsion. Couach in-house designer Franck Reynaud began this project with a blank page and has imagined a contemporary model consistent with today’s trends, in keeping with the brand’s distinctive lines that reflect its precision, commitment and marine qualities. Particular among the new features are the stylistic effects borrowed from the 50 metre yacht design; the bow layout, uncommon on a deep Vee shape hull; the flying bridge layout and the large sliding side doors that open the lounge onto the sea. To define the options for layout, always entirely customisable at Couach shipyard, the client drew on ideas from La Pellegrina, the 50 metre super yacht built in 2012. Ambitious choices that led the teams to make even better use of space and stretch every limit. The result is perfect and within its 26 metres and four cabins the 2600 Fly combines all the assets one would expect on a larger vessel. The 2600 Fly will be presented to the press and the public at the Cannes Boat Show in September 2013.
Technical Data:
LOA - 26.2 m (85.9ft)
Hull Length - 23.95 m
Beam - 6.30 m
Draft - 1.70 m
Displacement - 52 t light
Fuel Capacity - 10000 l
Water Capacity - 1800 l
Accommodation - 8 guest berths in 4 cabins, 2 crew cabins sleeping 2 or 4
Engines - 2 x MAN 12V 1800hp
Propulsion - line shafts
Speed - 31 knots max, 24 knots cruise
Range - 450 nm at 24 knots, 600 nm at 20 knots
Construction - composite sandwich with monolithic glassfiber, core in balsa or PVC foam, Kevlar 
Project - Couach in-house Frank Reynaud
Certification - CE