French yard Chantier Naval Couach Yachts has released its latest concept, a 38 metre explorer yacht called the 3800 Lounge. Following the November release of the first concepts for its Lounge Collection range of explorer yachts from in-house designer Clement Carbonne.
The 3800 Lounge yacht design draws upon the qualities of reliability and stability for which Couach’s military vessel pedigree is known, but the range’s overarching design theme is a refined and timeless one. The yard adds that the 3800 Lounge has been designed to be a “yacht without borders”, referring to both its long-range cruising capabilities and the seamless transition from interior to exterior spaces.
The designer’s aim is for the owner and guests to forget they are on a yacht, and instead to focus on the luxurious amenities and environment. This is best seen in the open-plan saloon, which has been designed in the style of a seaside villa with floor to ceiling windows that let natural light flood in. The modern, uncluttered aesthetic should make guests forget that they are on a yacht, according to Couach. The layout of the sleeping areas for all the guests has been conceived to provide more of a ‘suite’ than a simple cabin, much as would be expected on land. Each suite features a dressing area, office space and large bathroom, and the master suite also includes a conceptual private walk-out balcony.
Accommodation is for up to ten guests, including a main-deck owner’s cabin, as well as three doubles and a twin on the lower deck. The list of amenities includes a wet bar, outside kitchen station, Jacuzzi, lounging area and dining space. There are also two garages, for tenders and water toys. Power would come from a pair of 1,100hp Scania DI16 engines for a top speed of 17 knots and a maximum cruising range of 3,900 nautical miles at ten knots.