Couach Yachts designs 3800 Lounge explorer yacht
by Chris Jefferies
French yard Couach Yachts has released its latest concept, a 40 metre explorer yacht called the 3800 Lounge.
Styled by in-house designer Clement Carbonne, the concept balances reliability and stability with luxurious touches and refined interiors.
The yard adds that the 3800 Lounge has been designed to be a “yacht without borders”, referring to both its long-range cruising capabilities and the seamless transition from interior to exterior spaces.
This is best seen in the open-plan saloon, which has been designed in the style of a seaside villa with floor to ceiling windows that let natural light flood in. The modern, uncluttered aesthetic should make guests forget that they are on a yacht, according to Couach.
Accommodation is for up to ten guests, including a main-deck owner’s cabin, as well as three doubles and a twin on the lower deck.
Other key features include fold-out balconies and a superyacht beach club, which would be fitted with a glass transom door, meaning guests could enjoy the view from this exclusive vantage point, even when the yacht is underway.
Carbonne 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 yard also promises a great degree of interior flexibility, with clients able to personalise the 3800 Lounge thanks to the use of in-house craftsmen.
Power would come from a pair of 1,100hp Scania DI16 engines for a top speed of 17 knots and a maximum cruising range of 3,900 nautical miles at ten knots.