Published: Friday, 28 June 2013
Mike Fulton

The 2600 FLY was launched on 24 June at Arcachon Bay in France’s Bay of Biscay. The shipyard has now entered the 80-foot sector of the market for the first time and broadened its scope and offerings which already include boats of between 14 and 50 metres.

Designed to fill a gap in their range between 22 and 28 metres, 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. Besides improved on-board passenger circulation and space management, the 2600 FLY also features the usual Couach trademarks: a deep V-shaped planing hull, use of composite materials, improved speed, stability and agility, and shaft line propulsion.

Couach Launches New 26m Model

In-house designer Franck Reynaud borrowed many of the stylistic effects from their 50-metre yacht design; the bow layout, uncommon on a deep V- shaped hull; the flying bridge layout and the large sliding side doors that open the lounge onto the sea.

For optimal space layout, which is always entirely customisable at Couach, the owner drew on ideas from La Pellegrina, Couach’s 50-metre superyacht launched in 2012. The teams made even better use of available space and stretched every limit. The result is perfect with this 26-metres vessel boasting four and all the assets one would expect on a much larger vessel.

Her water length is 23.95 metres and her beam 6.3 metres with a draft of just 1.7 metres. She displaces 52 tonnes and carries 10,000 litres of fuel and 1,800 litres of fresh water. Her two 12V 1800 horsepower engines can push her to a maximum of 31 knots.

The 2600 FKY will be presented to the press and the public at this year’s Cannes International Boat Show in September.