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For more than 50 years, the Couach shipyard has been providing military administrations with patrol boats and interceptors for operators to maintain law and order in their countries.
Based in Gujan-Mestras, on the Arcachon basin, it houses all the premises that will allow the preliminary study of the ship until its manufacture and launch. This includes: a design centre, a research and development department, a design and engineering office as well as all the various production workshops. Our luxury yachts and professional vessels are therefore entirely created, developed and built within the shipyard. In 2018, the shipyard is setting up one of the most efficient industrial chains in the world, which will allow the yard to manufacture 79 17-metre interceptors in record time in the shipbuilding industry.
The Arcachon basin is an exceptional place, similar to a landlocked sea. It offers a unique testing base for boats. No port within 160 km to the north or south: a narrow path changing to enter the bay, making navigation very complex, ideal for developing and testing boats before confronting them with difficult sailing conditions.
The yard launches a 10.50 meter Pinasse (Arcoa 48), and sells more than 400 units. The majority of which will be exported to Africa, Madagascar and Asia. All the models are designed by Guy Couach, “the Great French Shipbuilder”.
The Guy Couach shipyard is now called Couach Yachts. To perfect this strategy, Couach buys the International Marine Service refit shipyard “IMS Shipyard” in St Mandrier which will become its technical base in the Mediterranean. International sales are developing.
Couach is awarded a contract to build a 17-metre interceptor capable of speeds up to 60 knots. In 2017, Couach will deliver 54 units in twelve months for the famous Lürssen shipyard. The company took advantage of this exercise to develop a unique industrial tool enabling the construction of a 16.50 metre boat per week.
Couach has manufactured and delivered 79 fast interception vessels (60 knots) to the Middle East. This is one of the largest series production of military vessels in the world. The 79 interceptors were delivered in 20 months, without any delay or defect.
Couach presents its new interceptor model : The 1400 FAST INTERCEPTOR CRAFT. A real summary of technology of 14 meters long that can accommodate up to 4 + 2 people and reach a maximum speed of 50 knots.
Couach wins another historic contract in France for the design and construction of more than 70 safety boats for the French sea rescue company. This contract includes vessels ranging from 8 to 17 meters long.
Couach introduces its new offshore patrol vessel: The 3200 OPV. Optimized to face the rough seas, she can propel herself at 18 knots in sea state 5 thanks to an innovative propulsion system. She can accommodate up to 14 people up to 1 week.
Couach introduces its new coastal patrol vessel: The 2200 CPV. This new model has been designed to meet specific acoustic and ballistic requirements and has been optimized to perform all coastal patrol missions.
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