Codecasa 50 Vintage Gains Buyer, for Delivery in 2015

CODECASA-50-Vintage-SeriesThe first Codecasa 50 Vintage project now has an owner. Started on spec, the megayacht will be handed over next summer.

The Codecasa 50 Vintage is the largest offering in the Vintage Series so far, which was introduced in 2009. At that point, the builder was publicizing just one model, the Vintage 42 (139 feet, or 42.5 meters). The goal of the Vintage Series is to blend traditional-era styling with modern-day amenities. Codecasa cited a few famous yachts as inspiration, notably Marlin, a 51-foot commuter from 1930 that was owned by Joseph Kennedy of the equally famous Kennedy family. Marlin became an unofficial Presidential yacht under John F. Kennedy.

Following the sale of two Vintage 42s, Codecasa decided to add the 50 Vintage to the lineup and begin construction.

This first Codecasa 50 Vintage is being referred to as Project Falcon for now. For those of you who like to track hull numbers, she’s C121. Styling and naval architecture is from Codecasa’s in-house team. The 163’7” (49.9-meter) Codecasa 50 Vintage bears a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, further built to Lloyds classification and MCA compliance.

Specifics on the interior design have not been revealed. For now, Codecasa is saying that the megayacht, characterized by a 33’5” (10.2-meter) beam, will bear the design work of Della Role, as have so many of its previous deliveries. You can expect to find a main-deck owner’s suite and five guest staterooms, the latter possibly including two twins. A crew of nine plus the captain will attend to their needs and the overall yacht.

The Codecasa 50 Vintage should see her most efficient range at 12 knots: 5,000 nautical miles. Top end is expected to be 17½ knots (light displacement). Twin 2,365-hp Caterpillar engines provide propulsion for the yacht, which will further have a 9’4” (2.85-meter) draft.

Codecasa 65 Redesigned

CODECASA-65The first Codecasa 65, christened Maín and commissioned by famed designer Giorgio Armani, was handed over in 2008. Two more of the same megayacht model were delivered in 2010, namely Family Day and Lady Lau. The Codecasa 65 remains the flagship of the Italian builder’s offerings and has undergone some updates in keeping with today’s preferences.

Domenico Gozzani, stylist for Codecasa, says the goal was to combine traditional and trendy elements outside. The four-deck profile bears resemblance to the previous Codecasa 65 design. The biggest difference is the use of far larger ports on the main and upper decks. In keeping with current trends, the glass is essentially floor to ceiling. There’s further an uninterrupted expanse of glass along those same decks. Compare the rendering above to the look of Lady Lau (below), and you see the difference. Family Day had far more glass than Lady Lau, but not uninterrupted on every level.


The Codecasa 65 retains the same dimensions as the original megayacht does. LOA is 213 feet (65 meters), with beam at 36’7” (11.2 meters). Codecasa is further using the same steel hull configuration, so expect top end to be around 17 knots with Caterpillar power. Range should be 6,000 nautical miles around12 or 14 knots. (Family Day and Maín see that range at the higher speed, while Lady Lau achieves it at the slightly slower speed.)

The Codecasa 65 remains fully custom inside, too. Most buyers will probably outfit the main deck in the customary way, with a saloon and formal dining. The bridge deck offers space aft for a skylounge. There are two notable suggested changes for the lower and upper decks aboard the new Codecasa 65, however. The three previous megayachts provided six staterooms for guests below and a main-deck master. This time around, however, Codecasa recommends four guest staterooms and an upper-deck master. In fact, the entire upper deck is devoted to the owners, including a private alfresco area fully forward. There’s also a VIP adjacent to their stateroom. (It’s easy to see this being used for staff or bodyguards in some cases.)

Codecasa has not indicated whether the new Codecasa 65 will carry the same number of crew. If she does, there should be six twin crew cabins, an engineer’s cabin, and of course the captain’s cabin.

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Codecasa 43 Vintage Series in Build


Come 2015, Codecasa plans to launch the first of its 43 Vintage Series. She’s a modified version of the 42 Vintage Series, based on customer feedback. She’s also replacing that smaller megayacht.

The Codecasa 43 Vintage Series is about 1’6” (0.5 meter) longer. The new LOA is 141 feet, versus 139 feet (43 meters versus 42 meters). She employs most of that extra length aft. This benefits the tender garage and housing of technical systems. Some extra beam is carried forward, too. Codecasa has not released specific measurements. It does say that the beam allows for a larger master suite. It also allows for an owner’s office. One more benefit is for the captain. He or she gets a bridge-deck cabin, versus one below decks.

Alfresco areas are rearranged, too. A private foredeck seating area is now included. It’s a good addition, one that multiple builders of varying styles are including. There was none aboard the 42. The sundeck of both megayachts accommodated a hot tub, but it’s pushed forward on the new project. It’s akin to an aerie, while still being private.

Being part of the Vintage series, the 43 Vintage still reflects classic styling. Codecasa was inspired by a few well-known yachts for the exterior look, including Marlin, a 51-foot commuter built in 1930. Marlin was sometimes used by U.S. President John F. Kennedy, since his father owned her. Regardless of who owns a Codecasa 43 Vintage, he or she can personalize the decor. Larger ports on each deck will bring more light inside for the four guest staterooms and beamier hallways. The central stairway should further benefit. Finally, like the 42, this new megayacht should see a 4,000-nautical-mile range at 11 knots. Top speed is just a bit higher, reportedly 17 knots. Power comes from twin 1,650-hp Caterpillars.

Construction on hull number one started in the past few weeks. She’s for sale, with launch in 2015.

Codecasa’s Framura 3

Codecasa Framura 3-1

Codecasa has built a number of megayachts over the years in the same size range as Framura 3, that being 164 feet (50 meters). But as the flagship of the Sport Range series—specifically the first hull of the Codecasa 50S—Framura 3 is the first open-style megayacht in the Italian builder’s history. As such, she’s meant for alfresco enjoyment and wind-in-the-hair speeds around 26 knots under light load (220 tons).

Codecasa Framura 3-2

Framura 3, launched and delivered this summer, was built at Codecasa’s newest megayacht construction facility in Pisa, Italy. Codecasa has longstanding roots in the famed yachting town of Viareggio, and it maintains a strong presence there. The Pisa production area, located at the Navicelli Canal, was created to build both hulls and superstructures for megayacht projects measuring up to 262’4” (80 meters).

Codecasa Framura 3-22

Since open yachts emphasize speed, Codecasa equipped Framura 3 with triple 2,600-hp MTUs coupled to two KaMeWa waterjets and a central KaMeWa booster. Of course, more sedate speeds will surely be on order, too. The captain can reportedly pull Framura 3 back to an 18-knot cruise when desired, which should provide a 1,000-nautical-mile range. Ever-popular gyroscopic stabilizers are also onboard.

Codecasa Framura 3-6

Framura 3’s owner stepped up from a Codecasa 45S (148 feet, or 45 meters), so the interior design team of Della Role, which has been collaborating with Codecasa on its megayachts for many years, was familiar with his tastes and lifestyle. Della Role worked with the owner’s own architect for Framura 3, emphasizing spacious relaxation areas. The saloon is a good example. It spans much of the main deck.

Codecasa Framura 3-7

This is one of the handful of seating areas in Framura 3’s saloon. It’s situated forward where typically you’d find a formal dining area. The contrast between rich- and light-stained woods, a small pop of color, and the small groupings of furnishings for conversation areas and more convey a casual vibe.

Codecasa Framura 3-17

Since the saloon occupies so much real estate on the main deck, what better place to situate the dining area than on the upper deck? This isn’t the only area aboard the megayacht where the owner and guests can take meals. Framura 3 offers an alfresco sundeck dining area, too, plus the customary aft main-deck spot. There’s also a terrific U-shape area on the foredeck, further ideal for at-anchor cocktails.

Codecasa Framura 3-8

Framura 3’s owner enjoys a full-beam master suite, fully forward on the main deck, as you’d expect. Since business affairs may need to be conducted while he is cruising, the suite contains a dedicated office on the port side.

Codecasa Framura 3-14

This gym, complete with a fold-down balcony, is to starboard, just before the entry to the megayacht’s master suite. A doorway off the hallway means that guests can use it, but there’s also access from within the owner’s suite. You can see the entry to the master to left in the image.

Codecasa Framura 3-12

Framura 3 has a good number of accommodations for guests. Besides this full-beam VIP, fully forward below deck, there are four guest staterooms, comprised of a double and three twins. Each has the same neutral color scheme and recessed lighting.

Codecasa Framura 3-20

Chances are that the owner and guests aboard Framura 3 will spend the majority of their time outside. The upper deck is one area that therefore will be put to good use, given the sun lounges and dining area. A bimini is in place directly above the dining table in this photo, though it’s not a permanent structure, lending flexibility to the space.

At 270 tons full displacement, Framura 3 is well beneath the 500-ton threshold, in keeping with what most build and design teams strive for in this size range. The ABS-classed megayacht’s triple-engine setup (and the ensuing fuel bill) may make some buyers blanche, but for those who still enjoy zipping from port to port or over to a sunny island for lunch, the open style is still the way to go.

Framura 3, Flagship of Codecasa Sport Range


Late June saw the launch of Framura 3 at Codecasa, marking two important milestones. First, Framura 3 became the latest megayacht for a repeat customer of the Italian shipyard. Second, and perhaps more important, Framura 3 became the first megayacht in Codecasa’s new Codecasa 50s series, a.k.a. the Codecasa Sport range.

The Codecasa 50s gets her name from her LOA, which is 50 meters, or 164 feet. The Codecasa Sport range also includes three smaller megayacht models, the Codecasa 35s, the Codecasa 41s, and the Codecasa 45s, which measure 115, 135, and 148 feet, respectively. In fact, Framura 3’s owner previously owned a Codecasa 45s, christened Framura 2. She was delivered in 2010 and sold a few years later.

As for Framura 3, she reflects the same sporty styling as her smaller sister and the same emphasis on speed. The all-aluminum megayacht features triple 2,600-hp MTUs coupled to KaMeWa waterjets and a KaMeWa booster. Codecasa anticipates a light-displacement top speed of 28 knots and best cruise of 18 knots. (Light displacement will be 250 tons, while full displacement will be 270 tons.)

Outdoor living is sure to be enjoyed aboard Framura 3, with abundant sunbeds and settees and a fold-down balcony off the main-deck master suite. Interior spaces do not suffer as a result, of course. In fact, the saloon is oversize for a 164-footer, thanks to the placement of the formal dining area one deck above.

Framura 3 is expected to be delivered by the end of this month.