Couach Launches Second 5000 Fly
Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014
Two years after the introduction of the first 5000 Fly (La Pellegrina), yacht builder Couach – the oldest French shipyard – has just launched the second 50-metre vessel in the 5000 Fly range. She was ordered in Dec 2012 and final delivery is scheduled for May.
With 5000 Fly hull #2, the 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, and also a private area of 100sqm on the flybridge by extending the bridge canopy. To accommodate his requests, the engineers at Couach completely redesigned these areas without affecting any systems, balance or yacht performance.
Guided by the client’s wishes, the interiors were carried out by Couach and Metrica Interior, the renowned manufacturer of yacht and home interiors.
Among the several technological updates in this model, there is a significant reduction of noise and vibration levels. This is the result of advanced acoustic studies and research developed specifically on this unit by Couach, setting up higher specific data, relative to the boat speed and sea conditions, than those regularly demanded. The result is an extremely quiet living space.
The Couach 5000 Fly is equipped with 2 x 5226 HP MTU engines providing a maximum speed of 28 knots and a cruising speed of 24. She is capable of transatlantic crossings at a displacement speed of 12 knots.
Couach is now conducting technical sea tests on the 5000 Fly.