Why should a yachtbuilder like Couach, famous for elegant vessels up to 50 metres, offer a 13 metres boat capable of 50 knots? Let’s find out.
If you know Couach, you could never tell that this “small” 13 mt tender carries the same brand, but that’s how it is. The new Hornet completes the French Shipyard’s lineup, among superyachts ranging from 20 to 50 metres. But looking more closely, you discover that her origins are to be found in another branch of the company: Couach, as few are aware of, is also builder of professional boats, both civilian and military, sold under the Pascoa brand. The new Hornet comes from one of this projects. The idea was to back up the traditional product range with an original fast commuter, full of technology and capable of high performance and adrenaline.
Wrap the hull with a film, and you can customize your boat to look more aggressive or elegant. The first boat, for instance, comes with a camouflage livery. The hull itself is built in carbon-kevlar and fiberglass, while the two 800HP engines with surface drives can push the Hornet up and beyond 50 knots of top speed.
The numbers of Couach 13 metres
Length o.a. 13.65 mt (44ft 9in)
Beam 3.80 mt (12ft 5in)
Draft 0,90 mt (2ft 11in)
Fuel 1.000 lt (264 US gal)
Fresh water 170 lt (44 US gal)