On Friday 30 October 2015, Couach’s 50m build La Pellegrina was jointly listed for sale with John Cohen at Merle Wood & Associates and SSH Maritime for an asking price of €21.9 million. Her listing came just before the inauguration of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, where she is currently based and available for viewings.
The 2012 build was the first Couach 5000 Fly to be delivered. She is the largest yacht to be built by the French yard and remains the largest ever French-built composite yacht.
“Not your father’s yacht” is how Cohen elucidates her uniquely striking exterior profile. Her performance-orientated design is based around naval traditions, with a frigate-like entry. She has a strong carbon-reinforced kevlar hull, allowing her to avert the 500 gross ton mark whilst enhancing durability. It also assists in her effortless 24 knots cruising and 28 knots top speeds, powered by twin MTU 20V 4000 engines. And having completed an Atlantic crossing in just 10 days, she is a proven ocean going vessel.
The contemporary interior was designed by JP Fantini Design and provides luxurious accommodation for 12 guests over 6 staterooms, including on-deck master and VIP suites. She has an impressive salon with floor to ceiling windows, providing a natural light-filled area of relaxation, which is a consistent theme throughout.
Year of build: 2012
CA: Merle Wood & Associates and SSH Maritime
Asking price: $21,900,000