Couach 3700 Sport

by Couach Yachts and Clément Carbonne

Last year the French Couach shipyard devised and implemented a new company strategy that immediately led to a phase of expansion and the renewal of its range of products. In order to suitably reconfigure its commercial image and work towards repositioning the historic ‘Chantier Naval Couach’ (founded in 1897, and still going strong after 120 years of uninterrupted activity), the range of products offered to the firm’s international clientele has been significantly extended with the addition of four new lines plus a fifth line dedicated to tenders and chase-boats. The new lines of the Couach motor yachts have been developed in collaboration with leading names in the nautical world, such as Clément Carbonne and the celebrity naval architect Espen Oeino (Mediterranean: 1300 (13m) – 1500 (15m) – 1700 (17m); Sport: 2300 – 2600 by Espen Oeino – 3700 (others are coming); Lounge: 3800, 4200, 4500; Custom line: 5000). Espen Oeino will create truly new concepts of yacht. It will be presented later. Together with these new models Couach has also launched a ‘refreshing and restyling’ campaign with respect to the proines, which, in the recent past have been remarkably successful with the public, as was the case for example with the Couach 3700. Six exemplars of the latter vessel were built and a new version, the Couach 3700 Sport, is now being proposed. But not only the name has changed. Compared to its very carefully designed and extremely worthy predecessor, the latter model produced by the French shipyard has been subject to a complete and careful revision on both the technical and aesthetic levels. The aim is to transform and improve the design and architecture of the previous model, which has been widely tested and is certainly successful but which nonetheless was beginning to feel the weight of its years and therefore had to be adapted to current client requirements in order to meet the demands of the global market. Starting from the hull of the new Couach 3700 Sport, constructed in advanced composite materials and of the fast-displacement type, in the construction of military vessels, the craft is thus characterized by excellent seakeeping in all conditions and high performance at both maximum and cruising speeds. Also worthy of note is the low draft, thanks to which the boat can sail also in shallow waters and very close to the shore. In addition, the new gyroscopic stabilisation system brings with it certain advantages, ensuring a high level of comfort both during navigation and at anchor but without penalising performance as the gyroscopic units are fully installed inside the hull and therefore do not interfere with the fluid-dynamic behaviour of the submerged surfaces. At first glance, however, the most immediately noticeable aspects of the Couach 3700 Sport are the ‘smart ideas’ resulting from the ‘design-update’ imperative planned and developed by the French shipyard, whose innovative bent is also symbolised by the extremely raked lines and the original shape of the windows. Underlying the design concept of the Couach 3700 Sport there are certain fixed points of reference as revealed by Walach Ceglia, the CEO of Couach. In this regard Ceglia observed that “The Couach 3700 Sport is a sporty and elegant yacht: our in-house creative and technical teams have reinterpreted its identity and design to come up with a yacht that is as intelligent and modern as it is seductive.” But as observed by Ceglia, the main elements of inspiration with respect to the design derive “not only from the naval design, but also from the world of luxury cars and contemporary architecture.” As may be logically assumed, the ‘automotive look’ has positively contaminated hull forms and especially the superstructure, while the ‘architectural footprint’ has significantly influenced the open-air areas of the boat, which, as the CEO of Couach points out in conclusion, are very similar to those of “a contemporary beachfront villa with panoramic views, generous spaces and all amenities easily at hand.” In particular, the flybridge of the Couach 3700 Sport has the form of an extended terrace. In addition to an external alfresco dining area protected by a hard top and served by an outdoor kitchen, it also features a relaxation area with an open-air lounge and a sunbathing area with sun pads and a hydromassage-type pool. On the main deck there are two sunbathing areas with sun pads, one located on the fore deck and the other placed on the aft deck adjacent to another relaxation space with an open-air lounge protected by the projecting part of the deck above. At water level there is a stern platform that can be fitted out as a bathing area equipped with all possible accessories. The internal spaces of the Couach 3700 Sport are bathed in plentiful natural light that illuminates the fittings thanks to large glass windows inserted at the sides of the superstructure on the main deck and at the sides of the hull on the lower deck. Depending on the preferences and requirements of the clientele, the vessel may be completed in layout versions with four or five staterooms, and with both solutions comprising three cabins for the crew. The Couach 3700 Sport is fitted with a garage for storing a waverunner and a tender with a length of 5 m (16 ft).
Jacob Herzogh

Hull Type Round-bilge, fast displacement
MaterialGRP
LOA37.00 m / 121’39’’ ft
Beam7.30 m / 23’95’’ ft
Draft1.85 m / 6’07’’ ft
Engine2 x MTU 12V4000-M90 2735 H
PropulsionShaft-Line
Fuel capacity17.000 litres / 4,490.93 US gallons
Cruising speed24 knots
Maximum speed28 knots
Generators2 x 45 kW and 1 x 25 kW variable speed Fisher Panda
Guests8 or 10
Crew5 or 6
BuilderCouach www.couach.com c.pinel@couach.com
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