Couach Launches the Second 5000 Fly Yacht
From the Robb Report Luxury Newswire
Two years after the introduction of the first 5000 Fly (M/Y La Pellegrina), yacht builder Couach — the oldest French shipyard — has launched the second unit of this 50-meter vessel range. Final delivery will take place within the 2014 summer season.
In Couach, every owner plays a crucial role. As for the second hull of 5000 Fly, its owner had a fundamental impact on the design of this unique 165 footer. The owner requested an extension to the upper deck to have space for a table and seating for 14 guests. He also wished to create a private area of 100 square meters on the fybridge by extending the bridge canopy. To accommodate his requests, with no compromises on the overall vessel concept, the engineers at Couach completely redesigned these areas, bringing a new meaning to semi-custom yacht building. Despite that, changes did not affect any systems, balance and yacht performance.
Guided by the client’s wishes and requests, the interiors buildings were carried out by Couach and Metrica® Interior, renowned manufacturer of yacht and home interiors.
Among the several technological updates evident in this model, probably the most remarkable one is the significant reduction of noise and vibration levels. This is the result of advanced acoustc studies and research developed specifcally on this unit by Couach, setting up higher specifc data, relative to the boat speed and sea conditons, than those regularly on demand. Accomplishing these standards required a complete change in mounting methods, resulting in extremely quiet living spaces.
Couach 5000Fly is equipped with two 5226 HP MTU enginesproviding a maximum speed of 28 knots and a cruise speed of 24. Her navigational equipments meets IMO standards and this, coupled with her range, would allow for transatlantc capabilites crossing at a displacement speed of 12 knots. After this launch , which ends the construction phase, Couach will start a number of technical sea tests. The yard will unveil full details on the yacht after the vessel’s delivery.