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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.