Published: Friday, 10 February 2017

Following the November release of the first concepts for its Lounge Collection range of explorer yachts, Chantier Naval Couach has revealed innovative features of the 38-metre 3800 Lounge yacht concept in the range from in-house designer Clement Carbonne, based on the yard’s military vessel pedigree. 

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(Photos: Chantier Naval Couach - 3800 Lounge)

The yacht comes with an open-plan saloon dining area, which has floor-to-ceiling windows that allow light and views of the surroundings to flood in. This is a feature that is not often realised on a yacht of this length, and is usually reserved for much larger superyachts. 

Another feature of the model is the glass beach club door to the aft of the lower deck, which allows the space within to be used by guests as a relaxed viewpoint while underway, with the unique perspective of the yacht’s wake and horizon beyond. The designer’s aim is for the owner and guests to forget they are on a yacht, and instead to focus on the luxurious amenities and environment.

Couach Unveils 38m Lounge Explorer With In House Design

As with all Couach yachts, there is a high level of flexibility when it comes to the interior fit-out, which is custom-made by 300 in-house Couach craftsmen.

Clement Carbonne , designer, said: “I think it’s a shame to propose a space dedicated just to bathing, as all other brands do with a beach club. The rest of the time it is ‘lost’; it is not used. The idea was to allow owners to maximise the beach club, both the bathing area and the lounge area. This place is now always accessible.”

The layout of the sleeping areas for all the guests has been conceived to provide more of a ‘suite’ than a simple cabin. Each suite features a dressing area, office space and large bathroom, and the master suite also includes a conceptual private walkout balcony. 

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According to the designer, the practical elements of the flow have been tended to, simplifying and improving how crew can go about their daily tasks and how guests can best enjoy the space. The wheelhouse, for example, features a large lounge and independent kitchen, which offer both guest and crew comfort as well as practicality.

The 3800 Lounge exterior design includes a large and fully customisable flybridge, with options to include a wet bar and kitchen station, Jacuzzi, lounging area and dining space. There are also two garages, for tenders and toys, to further explore the exotic waters in which the yacht may cruise.

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Walter Ceglia, CEO of Couach, commented: “The 3800 Lounge is one of our most beautiful yacht designs to date. As a key part of Couach’s new generation of talent, I have utmost trust in Clement and his designs. I am particularly proud of this Lounge collection because it reflects Couach’s new ‘style’. As a company, Couach is truly going from strength to strength.”