Second Codecasa 42 Vintage Megayacht Preview

A year from now, Codecasa will deliver the second order in its Codecasa 42 Vintage Series. The gallery here gives a sneak peek at what hull F75, as the yard is referring to her, will look like inside and out.

As a reminder, the series, introduced in 2009, blends throwback styling with modern megayacht amenities. You may recall that the shipyard said it was inspired by a few well-known yachts for the look. These include Marlin, a 51-foot commuter built in 1930 and owned by Joseph Kennedy, patriarch of the famed Kennedy family. His son, John F. Kennedy, used Marlin as an unofficial Presidential yacht.

When the first Codecasa 42 Vintage debuted, she certainly bore a classic look, starting with a plumb bow and a navy hull. The traditional theme continued inside, where Della Role, Codecasa’s long-time in-house design team, used an abundance of white and light tones. From the saloon to the five staterooms, white paneling and white stone, even white soles, dominate. The new Codecasa 42 Vintage bears the same profile and 139’4” (42.5-meter) LOA, but also the imprint of her owner’s tastes.

One notable change is a grey hull, an unusual color for any size of megayacht. Then there’s the use of rich, deep-tone wood for soles. It strikes a nice contrast against the white furnishings and bulkheads, plus light-tone fabrics also used on bulkheads.

What hasn’t changed is the fact that the 42 Vintage accommodates 10 in the owner’s party plus six crewmembers and a captain. Guests get divided among two double staterooms and two twin staterooms. Furthermore, the hull is comprised of steel, while the superstructure employs aluminum. In addition, leisurely cruising is the order of the day. Top speed should be 17 knots under light displacement, thanks to twin 1,650-hp Caterpillar diesels. (Full displacement is 400 tons.) With speed dialed back to 11 knots, the megayacht should see a 4,000-nautical-mile range. Beam is 29’5” (9 meters), while draft is 7’9” (2.4 meters).

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