The 37m motor yacht Arion by Chantier Naval Couach was delivered to her new owner this weekend on the Bordeaux Quays, France. The Couach Yacht Event unveiling motor yacht Arion was hosted by the Chantier Naval Couach shipyard owner Mr. Fabrice Vial and President Eric Robert-Peillard who hosted many guests, members of the international press and distinguished guests. Ken Freivokh and local dignitaries such as the Deputy-Mayor of Bordeaux, Mr Stéphan Delaux, the Mayor of Arcachon Mr Yves Foulon were also on board.
The 3700 Fly Yacht Arion was the first yacht to come out of the Chantier Naval Couach shipyard in 2011 which was launched on the 22nd of February, at Port de Larros near Arcachon, France.
Yacht Arion is the 6th hull of the sporty Couach 3700 Fly series and represents the first collaboration with the designer Ken Freivokh who has created a chic interior with cherry and wenge woods, highlighted by suede and white lacquered panels.
Chantier Naval Couach President Eric Robert Peillard commented “Arion pays hommage to the quality of teamwork undertaken over the last two years. It was with pleasure that our office took on board the inspirational ideas of a celebrated Designer to deliver an outstanding bespoke interior commissioned by a discerning client. The end result is a stunning yacht of rare beauty, from the aesthetic finishes of each cabin to the quality of craftsmanship throughout. A real work of art and a satisfied client are both great rewards for all our employees and a good omen for the future of Couach.”
Designer of the 37m prestigious yacht Arion Ken Freivokh enjoyed the project and looks forward to a future relationship with the yard. “All in all, a most enjoyable and positive working relationship, which will hopefully extend to other joint projects.”
Motor yacht Arion is able to accommodate up to 9 guests in 4 cabins including a master, two VIPs and a twin cabin with a Pullman. The yacht will have a crew of 5 onboard
Yacht Arion was built in composite and features a hard-top over the sun deck. Featuring twin MTU 2,735 hp engines, the yacht should attain a top speed of around 30 knots, a cruising speed of 25 knots and a range of around 1,800 nautical miles at 12 knots. She is also fitted with gyroscopic stabilisers.
Couach is now planning the launch of its new 50m yacht the 5000 Fly, the future flagship of the yard in September 2011. The first hull will have an interior from the French designer Jean-Pierre Fantini.
Draught : 1.85 m
Cabins: 5 or 6 cabins + 5 crew
Light displacement : 129 tons
Fuel capacity : 17 500 L
Fresh water capacity: 4 000 L
Max. speed: 30 Knots
2 x MTU 12V4000 M90 2735 HP
5 x gyroscopics Seakeeper