Couach Project 3707 revealed during Cannes Yachting Festival
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:36 PM
French custom superyacht builder Couach Yachts is happy to announce at Cannes Yachting Festival 2017 that construction is well underway on the seventh unit of its elegant and timeless 37-metre flybridge, under the project name 3707.
Couach rarely offers buyers the opportunity to acquire superyachts that are already under construction. This makes Project 3707 a particularly attractive and unique new build project that would provide an owner with much reduced delivery time for a proven and popular high-performance cruising platform.
By purchasing a yacht when it is already in build, the future owner can also get a more tangible sense of its finished form, while still having the flexibility to make their own choices in final finish and interior details.
“The 3700 Couach combines performance and comfort with total elegance. This yacht is a perfect example of Couach’s renowned hull form that has superb seafaring capabilities in even the most difficult weather conditions. Our expert Couach teams have ensured that guests will benefit from outstanding performance at all levels, in comfort and luxury,” said Walter Ceglia, President and CEO of Couach.
Designed entirely in-house by Couach’s experienced team, the 3707 has an overall length of 37.0 metres and a hull length of 35.0 metres, with a full displacement of 157 tonnes and a beam of 7.3 metres at its widest point. The tender garage has space for a five-metre tender and jet-ski.
Having been extracted from its mould, the GRP hull has been cut and the shipyard has already started assembly of the yacht. Work is being carried out on the technical systems, including preparation of the foundations for the engine installation and fitting out of the mechanical systems. Couach estimates that the yacht is 10 months away from delivery, although a wide range of the design and fit-out choices remain flexible for a buyer.
A flexible platform
The Couach team has chosen a five-cabin arrangement for the yacht with accommodation for up to 10 guests, which will offer enhanced opportunities for charter as well as private use, giving its future owner maximum operational flexibility. Preliminary sketches for the interior of 3707 present a sober and neutral decor which can be adapted to her owner’s personal tastes.
There is accommodation for five crew in three cabins to tend to the guests’ every need. The fast displacement yacht has a GRP hull and superstructure, and its twin diesel MTU M90 engines deliver a top speed of 28 knots and a cruising speed of 24 knots.
Stairs on both sides of the swimming platform give into the cockpit with seating and lounging areas. Through large sliding doors, the saloon with its large L-shaped sofa and chairs has an open and relaxed ambience with a concealed, pop-up television for further entertainment. The saloon flows into the dining room amidships, with seating for up to 10 guests.
For crew operations, the pantry is located forward of the dining area portside beyond a sliding door, leading on to the spacious galley with large store room and crew adjoining crew mess.
Past the stairway and day head to the starboard side of the main deck amidships, the VIP full-beam suite is situated at the foremost point of the main deck. The suite is light and spacious thanks to large windows on each side of the room, and it features an ensuite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and 32” TV.
The 3707’s flybridge will no doubt be a centre of entertainment. The large, open deck space includes a dining table with seating for up to 10 guests, a wet bar with concealed, pop-up TV, an L-shaped sofa and chairs for socialising, and three sun loungers for relaxation overlooking the spectacular views astern.
As well as the flybridge helm, there is a raise pilothouse located between the flybridge and main deck, which includes a table and L-shaped sofa for the owner and guests to enjoy prime views over the bow, and a navigation station to the starboard.
Guest accommodation on the lower deck includes a full-beam owner’s suite with vanity, L-shaped sofa, large walk-in wardrobe, 42” TV and his and hers ensuite bathroom. Three further guest staterooms include one queen-size double cabin and two twin rooms, one featuring a Pullman.
With a proven appeal in this successful platform, expectation is that the 3707 will attract a lot of attention from prospective buyers in the coming months.
“The strong appeal of the Couach 3707 has already attracted strong interest, but the doors of opportunity remain open for potential buyers. The timeless and refined nature of our yachts continues to give them appeal for many years after their delivery, which defines the Couach promise to our clients. Although our stable of yachts continues to evolve and grow, the yachts themselves become iconic and never date, like any true French luxury item,” Ceglia concluded.