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Couach Hornet 1300 Tender, the camouflage operation from military to pleasure boating by Couach Yachts

March 28, 2014 Leave a comment

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COUACH reinvents the Go-fast boat with HORNET
Couach creates the surprise and goes where it is not expected: the shipyard launches a high-speed, 13 metre day-boat brimming with personality and technical prowess.
We would not necessarily have expected to see Couach, the constructor of 20 to 50 metre pleasure yachts, in this domain. Yet who better to design a high-performance day-boat than a shipyard that has been supplying customs and marinas throughout the world for decades? Besides motor yachts, Couach also designs and builds a range of professional civilian and military boats, recognized for their high level of technicality (going by the name Plascoa).
The idea was simple but audacious! Teams from the shipyard and designer Franck Reynaud tackled the task of transforming the Plascoa FIC (Fast Interceptor Craft) into an aggressive, high-tech pleasure boat. The result is remarkable, and will appeal to the
Speed, extreme thrills, maximum safety
Thanks to Couach’s trademark deep “V” hull, together with Rolla propeller system coupled with Arneson drive shaft, the Hornet offers outstanding seaworthiness, even at high speeds. It takes curves smoothly, no listing, and speeds along at 50 knots without smacking the waves.
One thing is sure: the Hornet will be the only day-boat on the market to offer the exact same on-board equipment that is found on military boats, ensuring unequalled reliability, technical prowess and sturdiness.
Progeny of the 1300 FIC (Fast Interceptor Craft)
As proof, the Hornet’s hull is made from the same composite materials (fibreglass, aramids and carbon fibre) as found on the 1300 FIC, calibrated to meet the demands in terms of light weight, performance and shock resistance requirements for intensive use 10 to12 hours a day, 365 days a year. The 1300 FIC is dedicated to protecting the coastline, tracking down pirate threats or any type of trafficking, in all sea conditions and at all speeds.
Powerful design
Aesthetically, the design team has taken the “military boat” concept all the way: making technology the top priority for a virile boat that exudes safety. The 1300 FIC’s cabin in composite materials has been replaced by a tubular hard-top built in sandblasted stainless steel, giving it a perfectly finished look and a technological rendering.
This style is reinforced by details such as visible unpolished soldering, emphasizing the raw and technical dimension.
Another stylistic effect is the back sun deck, installed on a stainless steel tubular structure: a real break from standard composite sun decks in terms of aesthetics. The upholstery is composed of a high quality outer fabric that also covers the upper part of the hardtop.
This is matched with the paint finish on the hull, a blue-grey camouflage style colour. The same theme is developed on the back sun pad with an anti-slip coating made from synthetic liquid resin. As always, paint, upholstery and other stylistic elements are all entirely customisable at Couach.
Nothing but the essentials
Officially approved for 12 passengers, the Hornet is equipped with 7 bolster seats (stand-up seats used for offshore racing) and everything required for a great day out on the ocean:
The cabin has a berth, toilets with holding tank, wash basin with water inlet, a kettle and a 12V espresso coffee machine. The U-shaped fittings adjoining the pilot console contain a 90 litre refrigerator and a water inlet. One last inspired idea: a removable 40l cooler hidden under the cushions of the front sun deck.
On the pilot console the engine electronics and the propulsion control system are set out around the 12 inch navigation screen.
The boat is also equipped with Mastertrim for automatic boat balance regulation.
Reliable and efficient, with just the right touch of arrogance to give it all its personality, the Hornet is set to make waves!
The COUACH HORNET 1300 fulfils all its promises
Initial sea trials of the Couach Hornet confirm all expectations: exceptional top speed (over 50 knots) combined with navigation stability usually found only on units devoted to military activities or civil protection.
Ultra high performance and safety
Yann Huort is the official pilot for the Couach shipyard. All new models, both civilian and military, are put into his hands for uncompromising test runs in all weather conditions. The Hornet was no exception to the rule and the results live up to all the expectations of those who helped create it.
Verbatim:
“For me, the HORNET is an excellent exercise for the shipyard. It’s a boat I know well because it conserves the behavior and qualities of its “older brother”, the Plascoa 1300
FIC interceptor craft. After spending many hours testing these military interceptor craft in the worst possible navigation conditions, I can safely say that with the same carbon hull and identical mechanics, the shipyard has built an indestructible pleasure boat that can comfortably carry its passengers at high speeds with unrivalled safety levels on today’s market”.
As quoted, the Hornet’s hull is made from the same composite materials (fibreglass, aramids and carbon fibre) as found on the 1300 FIC; calibrated to meet the demands in terms of light weight, performance and shock resistance requirements for intensive use 10 to 12 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The first images
There is always an aura of mystery and emotion surrounding the launch of a new yacht in its element. This was definitely the case a few days ago off the coast of Gujan-Mestras. Discover the exclusive photos of the Hornet on the water by clicking here.
From day-cruiser to VIP transport: a wide variety of uses
Officially approved for 12 passengers, the Hornet is equipped with 7 bolster seats (stand-up seats used for offshore racing) and everything required for a great day out on the ocean. But imagination can run to a number of other sailing ventures. Let’s listen to Yann Huort again:
“This boat is obviously ideal for individuals wanting to take the helm of an exceptional day-cruiser, entirely customisable as always with Couach boats. I can think of other uses where it would excel, for example transporting VIPs and their luggage across to the Mediterranean, or even the Caribbean where traveling between islands is frequent and sailing conditions sometimes difficult. It would also be ideal as a tender, towed behind a yacht or loaded onto a megayacht “.
High speeds, excellent stability, versatility… the Hornet could well create a sensation. To try out ASAP!
SPECIFICATIONS
Main characteristics:
Overall length: 13.65 metres
Beam: 3.80 metres
Draught: 0.90 metres
Fuel tank: 1 000 litres
Fresh water: 170 litres
Maximum speed: 52 knots
Engines:
2 x diesel engines MAN R6-800, 2 x 800 HP @ 2300 rpm
Construction materials:
Sandwich composite in Kevlar®, fibreglass, carbon fibre, resin matrix and balsa wood.

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2600 FLY, new 26 metre model by Couach Yachts

March 28, 2014 Leave a comment

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Couach launches a new 26 metre model and enters the realm of 80 foot boats.
The 2600 FLY was launched on the 24th of June on the Arcachon Bay. With this new model, the shipyard enters the 80 foot sector for the first time and broadens the scope of its yacht and professional speedboat catalogue that already boasts 13 models from 14 to 50 metres.
Between 22 and 28 metres: the missing link
Couach customers have been waiting a long time for a model this size. Designed to fill the gap in the range of 22 and 28 metre models, the 2600 FLY is the perfect expression of what the shipyard does best: a compact, homogeneous and functional yacht for enjoyable life on-board and sailing. With a new approach to onboard passenger circulation and space management, the 2600 FLY offers all the trademark features that have established Couach’s reputation: deep V-shaped planing hull, composite materials, speed, stability and agility, shaft line propulsion.
Couach essence
In-house designer Franck Reynaud began 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 Vshaped hull; the flying bridge layout and the large sliding side doors that open the lounge onto the sea.
Perfect homogeneity
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.
SPECIFICATIONS
Main characteristics:
Overall length: 26.50 metres
Beam: 6.30 metres
Draft: 1.50 metres
Fuel tank: 12 000 litres
Fresh water: 2 000 litres
Maximum speed: 32 knots
Engines: 2 X 12V1800 HP MAN – 1800 HP
Engine power possible from 1200 to 1900 HP
Construction materials: Kevlar® composite

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Couach Yachts, 115 years of shipbuilding history and savoir-faire

March 28, 2014 Leave a comment

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115 YEARS OF SHIPBUILDING HISTORY AND SAVOIR-FAIRE Just like its boats that are subjected to the caprices of the ocean, Couach shipyard is today a mature and modern business, with its focus truly fully future. Its strength lies in the savoir-faire it has accumulated over the last century; the very first Couach shipyard came into being in 1897. Immediately after the Second World War, the second generation of Couach ventured into mass boat manufacture, and their reputation soon knew no limits. Thanks to its success, the shipyard progressively focused on two main themes: • Yachts, with a range that today contains units from the 23 metre yacht to the 50 metre superyacht. • Patrol craft and speedboats, used in marinas and administrations in over twenty countries throughout the world.
The company’s recent history is a perfect illustration of the energy and creativity invested by Couach’s teams:
2006: launch of the new 33 metre 3300 Fly and launch of 3 new projects: a 30 metre, 37 metre and 50 metre yacht.
2007: the 3700 FIy, Couach’s biggest ever yacht, was a huge success with six orders received for this sleek model. At the same time, the shipyard began major construction work, building a 4400 m² hall to accommodate the first 50 metre yacht.
2008: work begins on the first two 5000 Fly units and a gigantic launching ramp is built.
2009: the company becomes CNC – Chantier Naval Couach. An agency and showroom are opened in Cannes on the old port.
2011: Nepteam acquires the company.
2012: delivery of the first 5000 Fly in June, the flagship of the new Yacht Couture collection, christened La Pellegrina.
2013: Couach hits the headlines with the presentation of its new range and the launch of the 2600 Fly and the Hornet 1300.
Besides pleasure yachts, Couach shipyard also designs military patrol boats and surveillance speedboats under the PLASCOA brand. These boats are constructed using composite materials that confer them with the exceptional sea keeping qualities for which they are renowned. The internationally recognised marine qualities of the military range and the reputation of Couach yachts for reliability are the fruit of four generations of savoir-faire: from Albert Couach who invented the first marine engine in 1897, to Guy Couach, to today’s technological innovations.
International Marine Services (IMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Couach, has been a reference site for refit and repair work in the Mediterranean for many years. Its fine reputation has earned it the right to act as the maintenance centre for, amongst others, Heesen and Palmer & Johnson. The yard can handle vessels up to 50m. Couach Yacht Maintenance is co-located at the IMS site and is the after sales service centre for Couach vessels operating in the Mediterranean.

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2600 FLY, new luxury yacht by Couach Yachts

August 29, 2013 Leave a comment

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Couach launches a new 26 metre model and enters the realm of 80 foot boats.
Worldwide Premiere at Cannes Boat Show
10-15 September 2013
The 2600 FLY was launched on the 24th of June on the Arcachon Bay. With this new model, the shipyard enters the 80 foot sector for the first time and broadens the scope of its yacht and professional speedboat catalogue that already boasts 13 models from 14 to 50 metres.
Between 22 and 28 metres: the missing link Couach customers have been waiting a long time for a model this size. Designed to fill the gap in the range of 22 and 28 metre models, the 2600 FLY is the perfect expression of what the shipyard does best: a compact, homogeneous 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: deep V-shaped planing hull, composite materials, speed, stability and agility, shaft line propulsion.
Couach essence
In-house designer Franck Reynaud began 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 Vshaped hull; the flying bridge layout and the large sliding side doors that open the lounge onto the sea.
Perfect homogeneity
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 from 10th to 15th of September 2013.
Running shots will be available from mid-July 2013
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SPECIFICATIONS
Main characteristics:
Overall length: 26,20 metres
Hull length: 23,95 metres
Beam: 6,30 metres
Draft: 1,70 metres
Light displacement: 52 tonnes
Fuel tank: 10000 Litres
Fresh water: 1800 Litres
Maximum speed: 31 knots
Engines: 2 X 12V1800 HP MAN – 1800 HP
Engine power possible from 1200 to 1800 HP
Construction materials: Kevlar® composite

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Hornet, go-fast boat by Couach Yachts

July 15, 2013 Leave a comment

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COUACH reinvents the Go-fast boat with HORNET
The Hornet is set to be launched to the press and public at the Cannes Boat Show from 10th to 15th September 2013
Navigation images will be available next September
Couach creates the surprise at this fall’s 2013 Cannes boat show and goes where it is not expected: the shipyard will launch a high-speed, 13 metre dayboat brimming with personality and technical prowess.
We would not necessarily have expected to see Couach, the constructor of 20 to 50 metre pleasure yachts, in this domain. Yet who better to design a high-performance dayboat than a shipyard that has been supplying customs and marinas throughout the world for decades? Besides motor yachts, Couach also designs and builds a range of professional civilian and military boats, recognized for their high level of technicality (going by the name Plascoa).
The idea was simple but audacious! Teams from the shipyard and designer Franck Reynaud tackled the task of transforming the Plascoa FIC (Fast Interceptor Craft) into anaggressive, high-tech pleasure boat. The result is remarkable, and will appeal to the virile nature of those who get a kick out of extreme sensations and ultimate playthings.
Speed, extreme thrills, maximum safety
Thanks to Couach’s trademark deep “V” hull, together with Rolla propeller system coupled with Arneson drive shaft, the Hornet offers outstanding seaworthiness, even a thigh speeds. It takes curves smoothly, no listing, and speeds along at 50 knots without smacking the waves. One thing is sure: the Hornet will be the only day-boat on the market to offer the exact same on-board equipment that is found on military boats,ensuring unequalled reliability, technical prowess and sturdiness.
Progeny of the 1300 FIC (Fast Interceptor Craft)
As proof, the Hornet’s hull is made from the same composite materials (fibreglass, aramids and carbon fibre) as found on the 1300 FIC, calibrated to meet the demands in terms of light weight, performance and shock resistance requirements for intensive use 10 to12 hours a day, 365 days a year. The 1300 FIC is dedicated to protecting the coastline, tracking down pirate threats or any type of trafficking, in all sea conditions and at all speeds.
Powerful design
Aesthetically, the design team has taken the “military boat” concept all the way: making technology the top priority for a virile boat that exudes safety. The 1300 FIC’s cabin in composite materials has been replaced by a tubular hard-top built in sandblasted stainless steel, giving it a perfectly finished look and a technological rendering. This style is reinforced by details such as visible unpolished soldering, emphasizing the raw and technical dimension.
Another stylistic effect is the back sun deck, installed on a stainless steel tubular structure: a real break from standard composite sun decks in terms of aesthetics. The upholstery is composed of a high quality outer fabric that also covers the upper part of the hard-top.
This is matched with the paint finish on the hull, a blue-grey camouflage style colour. The same theme is developed on the back sun pad with an anti-slip coating made from synthetic liquid resin. As always, paint, upholstery and other stylistic elements are all entirely customisable at Couach.
Nothing but the essentials Officially approved for 12 passengers, the Hornet is equipped with 7 bolster seats (stand-up seats used for offshore racing) and everything required for a great day out on the ocean:
The cabin has a berth, toilets with holding tank, wash basin with water inlet, a kettle and a 12V espresso coffee machine. The U-shaped fittings adjoining the pilot console contain a 90 litre refrigerator and a water inlet. One last inspired idea: a removable 40l cooler hidden under the cushions of the front sun deck.
On the pilot console the engine electronics and the propulsion control system are set out around the 12 inch navigation screen. The boat is also equipped with Mastertrim for automatic boat balance regulation.
Reliable and efficient, with just the right touch of arrogance to give it all its personality, the Hornet is set to make waves!

SPECIFICATIONS

Overall length: 13.65 metres
Hull length: 12.5 metres
Beam: 3.80 metres
Draught: 0.9 metres
Light displacement: 11 tonnes
Fuel tank: 1000 Litres
Fresh water: 170 Litres
Maximum speed: 52 Knots
Engines: 2x MAN R6-800 diesel engines, 2 x 800
hp@ 2300 rpm
Construction materials:
Kevlar® composite sandwich, fiberglass, carbon
fiber, matrix made of resin and balsa.

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