ABOUT COUACH

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COUACH SHIPYARD

The shipyard, based in Gujan-Mestras, on the Bassin d’Arcachon near Bordeaux, houses all the premises for the study and production of ships. This includes: the design and engineering office, the research and development department as well as all the production workshops. Luxury yachts and defence vessels are therefore entirely created, developed and built in house.

The Bassin d’Arcachon is an exceptional place, similar to a landlocked sea. It offers a unique test base for boats. No port within 160 km to the north or south: a changing narrow path to enter the bay, making entry and exit navigation very dangerous, ideal for developing and testing boats before confronting them with difficult sailing conditions.

  • 1897

    COUACH BIRTH

    Albert Couach created the world’s first marine engines in Arcachon, France. This is how the first Couach entity was born.

  • 1902

    LIBELLULE

    Accompanied by Auguste Bert, Albert Couach developed the first motorized “pinasse” in the Arcachon bay called “Libellule”.

  • 1918

    ENGINE DEVELOPMENT

    The family business is taken over by Albert’s two sons, Robert and Louis, who develop the Couach engine business.

KNOWLEDGE

From boat design to delivery, all production stages are carried out at the shipyard in Gujan-Mestras by Couach teams […]

COMPOSITES

The Couach Shipyard has developed a state-of-the-art composite material, composed of fiber glass, carbon and Kevlar®. […]

TECHNOLOGY

In 2016, Couach has created a search & development office in order to work on using of news technology. Recently, we have […]