French custom yacht-builder Couach has sold its first Couach 1500. The 15m yacht has a sporty, streamlined and tapered profile which the yard describes as “both graceful and striking”. Drawing inspiration from the Guy Couach 1600, it sits at the heart of Couach's current yacht line-up.
“We have conceived the 1500 as being the perfect yacht on which to cruise for a few days, with family or friends, in privacy,” says Clement Carbonne, Couach’s in-house designer. “Our design team imagined a boat to enjoy these special moments, with great serenity. Keeping with our savoir-faire and heritage, this 15m yacht offers a pleasant and practical layout with high-quality finishing.”
The Couach 1500 features a large bow area for relaxation at anchor, or for a thrilling ride when underway. Extensive sun pads can be removed to allow natural light to flood into the master cabin below via the skylight.
Walk-around decks lead to a generous aft deck, a relaxing and open space that transforms from sofa and coffee table with accompanying freestanding seating to a large dining table for up to eight guests. Double sets of stairs on port and starboard lead down to a large swimming platform.
The 1500’s main deck interior features large windows to emphasise the sense of space, and a large L-shaped sofa facing a wall-mounted television. Amidships, a compact and practical galley to starboard sits alongside the steering console with double helm seats.
Below deck, the double master cabin features large windows on both sides of the hull as well as the aforementioned skylight. The large hull windows, which reinforce the yacht’s modern profile, continue amidships past the two shared bathrooms, one of which has ensuite access for the master cabin, and into the two twin cabins amidships, which can be specified with convertible double beds.
The 15m deep-V hull form of the 1500 has been tried and tested on over 50 patrol boats currently in use on the Arabian Peninsula. The yacht is fitted with two Volvo IPS600 435hp engines as standard, delivering a top speed of 28kt and a cruising speed of 22kt with a range of 350Nm at 22kt.