French shipyard Chantier Naval Couach (Couach Yachts) has announced the latest superyacht has been launched from its Arcachon facility. The 4400 Fast Fly, which has been under construction since 2014, is the first hull the shipyard has launched this year and, upon completion in 2017, will bring the Couach fleet up to 22 superyachts.
The 4400 Fast Fly is a development of 49.5m M/Y La Pellegrina, delivered in 2012, and 49.3m M/Y Belongers, delivered in 2014. Much like the previous two yachts, the 4400 Fast Fly has been fully customised by the owner, who has taken full advantage of the semi-custom capabilities of the shipyard. According to the shipyard, particular attention has been paid to the interior details of the yacht, demonstrating the extent of the shipyard’s skillset.
Designed by the the in-house design team at Couach, the interior of the yacht consists of a variety of materials, including bronze, oak and a variety of acrylic wall coverings, designed specifically for the yacht. Couch has also said there has been a particularly close attention to detail in the interiors of the 4400 Fast Fly. Furthermore, there are a number of decorative features on board which have been created specifically for the yacht, hand in hand with the client and the captain.
According to data collected by The Superyacht Intelligence Agency, Couach has contributed to more than half the yachts over 40m delivered in France in the last five years. The French shipyard currently has one more yacht under construction, which is also scheduled for delivery in 2017. Next year the shipyard will also be focusing on its re-entry into the market and collaborative designs with renowned designer Espen Øino.