March 5, 2018

Project: Couach 1500 Mediterranean

Couach is celebrating the start of what promises to be a strong year with the sale of the first of its 1500 models. The fifteen meter sport yacht has a sporty, streamlined and tapered profile which is at once graceful and striking. Drawing inspiration from the Guy Couach 1600, it sits at the heart of the Mediterranean sport cruisers and yachts line-up from eleven to fifteen meters presented by Couach. The Couach 1500 features a large bow area for relaxation and sunbathing at anchor or for a thrilling ride when underway. The extensive sun pads that can be removed to allow natural light to flood into the master cabin below via the skylight. The walk-around decks lead to the generous aft deck, a relaxing and open space that transforms from sofa and coffee table with accompanying freestanding seating to a large dining table for up to eight guests. Double sets of stairs on port and starboard lead down to the large swimming platform, the perfect spot from which to enjoy water sports, and large enough to stow a tender or a jet bike. The 1500’s main deck interior features large windows to emphasize the sense of space, and a large L-shaped sofa facing a wall-mounted television. Amidships, a compact and practical galley to starboard sits alongside the steering console with double helm seats. Below deck, the luxuriously-finished accommodation is befitting of the renowned Couach name. The double master cabin features large windows on both sides of the hull as well as the aforementioned skylight. The large hull windows, which reinforce the yacht’s modern profile, continue amidships past the two shared bathrooms, one of which has ensuite access for the master cabin, and into the two twin cabins amidships, which can be specified with convertible double beds. In the lazarette, astern of the twin inboard engines, there is space for stowage for a RIB tender in a garage.  A proven seaworthy platform, the 15-metre deep-V hull form of the 1500 has been tried and tested on over fifty patrol boats currently in use on the Arabian Peninsula. The yacht is fitted with twin Volvo 435hp engines with IPS600 pod drives as standard, delivering a top speed of 28 knots and a cruise of 22 knots totaling a range of about 350nm.