Codecasa 43 Vintage Series in Build

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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

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Hull No. 2 Launches in Codecasa 42 Vintage Series

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She’s known simply as Hull F75 for now, but this grey-painted, steel-hulled megayacht is the second in the Codecasa 42 Vintage Series, a semi-custom line developed entirely in house.

Introduced in 2009, the Codecasa 42 Vintage Series, with an LOA of 139’4” (42.5 meters), blends throwback styling with modern amenities, plus stays beneath the 500-gross-tons mark. Codecasa was inspired by a few well-known yachts for the exterior look, including Marlin, a 51-foot commuter built in 1930 and owned by Joseph Kennedy, the patriarch of the famed Kennedy family. Marlin rose to fame thanks to U.S. President John F. Kennedy, his son, since he used her as an unofficial Presidential yacht.

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Codecasa’s Hull F75 has an equally classic interior design, highlighted by white tones and dark-wood soles throughout the three decks. The contrast should set a nice scene, given the 29’5” (9-meter) beam.

While owners typically select the colors and materials for the decor, this project is a spec build. Buyers should note that the Codecasa 42 Vintage Series features four guest staterooms and accommodations for six crew plus the captain. Like the first megayacht in the series, she should see a 4,000-nautical-mile range at 11 knots, powered by twin 1,650-hp Caterpillars. Top speed is just a bit higher, reportedly 17 knots.

January 2013 Motoryacht of the Month: Codecasa’s Family Day

With a name like Family Day, this 213-foot (65-meter) megayacht, delivered by Codecasa in 2010, leaves no doubt as to how her owners intended to use her. Indeed, spaces are arranged to make the most of time together.

While this video doesn’t show any of Family Day’s seven staterooms, the upper-deck dining area, or her dark-stained wood soles and paneling, it does let you appreciate her decidedly modern profile and abundant exterior spaces. Note the terrific pool deck area, her sundeck, and her shapely aft deck.