Codecasa 42 Vintage F75

by Cantieri Navali Codecasa with Annamaria & Franco Della Role

In issue 22, Yacht Première presented a full portrait of the first Codecasa 42. Bearing yard number F73 and later named Magari by her lucky Owner, this luxurious motor yacht marked the start of the new Vintage Series. This new collection of exclusive vessels has been specially created by the Italian shipyard to bring back into the limelight a classic style with a timeless appeal – that of the legendary navettes in vogue in the early years of the last century in both Europe and North America.

Not only navettes but also fast commuters, like those used by high finance tycoons to travel between their Manhattan offices and their exclusive residences, or those that became historically famous as the preferred motorboats of US presidents. These vessels stood out for their utterly unmistakable aesthetic featuring a hull with a high vertical prow, elegantly combined with soaring sides and extended aft sections. In this issue of Yacht Première, we have the privilege of presenting a portrait of the second Codecasa 42, this time with yard number F75, which as we go to press has yet to receive a name from her future purchaser. Like her sister ship F73, which won Best Interior Design in 2011 at the Nautical Design Awards – Motoryachts Section, the new F75 also has an interior design by Annamaria and Franco Della Role. However, although the decorative style of the two vessels has affinities in terms of the formal concept and basic choices, such as the ivory finish of the woods used for the cladding of the walls and furniture, some different solutions have also been used on board the new yacht, such as the large dark mahogany strips used to cover the floors of the interiors. The interiors have also been further embellished with marble inlays, while the feeling of light in the fittings has been enhanced by the selection of fabrics for the furniture and panels, specially selected in pale tones ranging from ivory white to beige and cream to colourful. Different hues also distinguish the aesthetic of the sister ships at first glance, while they share the same exterior design in solid, reassuring shapes crafted by Codecasa’s in-house staff, they each have two-tone livery in different colour combinations: the F73 has a hull painted dark blue and a superstructure painted pure white, while F75 has a hull painted pearl grey and a superstructure in ivory white. Launched at the Darsena yard in Viareggio in June last year and completed the following month, the new Codecasa 42 Vintage Series F75 build was produced with naval architecture developed by Codecasa’s in-house team in accordance with the Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LRoS) classification standards for Maltese Cross, 100 A1, SSC Yacht, MONO G6 and LMC, and also complies with the requirements of the MCA regulations. The all-metal yacht has been built using an AH36 high-resistance steel hull and two types of light aluminium alloy for the superstructure, 5083 H111 and H321. The vessel has a length overall of 42.50 metres, or 139 feet 5 inches, a beam overall of 9.00 metres, or 29 feet 6 inches, and a maximum draught of 2.60 metres, or 8 feet 6 inches. Under full load, the yacht’s displacement is 430 tonnes, while her lightship displacement is 350 tonnes. The engine room contains two Caterpillar 3512C engines, each with maximum power of 1,230 kW / 1,650 BHP supplied at 1,800 rpm. These are connected to ZF 4661 reduction gearboxes to power the Detra S-class 5-blade propellers. With lightship displacement, the yacht has a top speed of 16.50 knots, while when travelling at the cruising speed of 11 knots, the vessel has a range of 4,000 nautical miles. The fuel tanks have a total capacity of 75,000 litres, equivalent to 19,842 US gallons, while the freshwater tanks have a total capacity of 14,000 litres, equivalent to 3,704 US gallons. The motor yacht also has three Caterpillar C 4.4 generators: two main ones, each supplying 86 kW, and one service/emergency generator supplying 69 kW. As the yacht remains just below the gross tonnage limit of 500 GT, she does not require a large crew and is not subject to other particularly onerous regulatory requirements. Consequently, this brand new yacht offers a highly advantageous relationship between initial investment and operational management costs. Moreover, in spite of her relatively limited length, the Codecasa 42 Vintage Series F75 build offers large internal spaces and extensive external areas, distributed across three decks plus the sun deck. As this luxury motor yacht was expressly designed for ocean crossings, she has a layout suitable for long stays on board, carefully designed to accommodate up to 12 passengers (in one master stateroom and four guest staterooms), as well as up to eight crew (in one captain’s cabin and three crew cabins).

On the huge panoramic sun deck with its fully equipped bar section protected by a hard top supported by the main mast, forward there is a relaxation area with sofa and coffee tables, and to aft a sunbathing area with sun beds. The bridge deck to aft features an additional sunbathing area with sun beds as well as open air storage for the service and emergency tender, not to mention an alfresco covered dining area with a dining table and chairs. Inside, there is a well-lit sky lounge, equipped with two sofas and coffee tables, a fully equipped pantry connected to the galley below via a dumb-waiter, a lobby with a practical day head / powder room, and the wheelhouse with a pilot’s chair and instrumentation panel. On the main deck, far to aft there is a partially covered area for relaxation and conversation, laid out with two sofas and four  armchairs rarranged around two coffee tables, while inside there is a large salon equipped with two sofas and four armchairs around a coffee table, plus a spacious dining room with a table and dining chairs. This is adjacent to the professionally equipped galley connected to the crew quarters via a service staircase, and the main lobby with its practical day head / powder room. The Owner’s suite is located forward, equipped with a double bed, a small sofa for relaxation and a desk / dressing table. The master stateroom also has two capacious walk-in wardrobes and his and hers bathrooms connected by a shared shower cubicle. On the lower deck, the four guest staterooms are positioned amidships around the guest lobby, each with an en-suite bathroom and separate shower cubicle. Two of the guest staterooms have a double bed, a small sofa for relaxation and a wardrobe, while the other two staterooms each have a wardrobe and twin beds, as well as a disappearing fold-away bed. The crew quarters are located in the prow, including the crew galley and crew mess, the boat laundry and four cabins – one for the captain and three for the sailors – each with two bunk beds as well as a wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle. In the stern, a lazarette for underwater and sports equipment and a garage for indoor housing of the main tender have been positioned between the engine room and the swimming platform.


Flaviano Perelli

Photos by Alessandro Braida

Codecasa 42 Vintage F75 Technical Specifications

Hull​Steel AH36
Superstructure​Aluminium 5083 H111 / H321
Length overall ​42.50 m / 139’5” ft
Beam overall 9.00 m / 29’6” ft
Max. draught ​2.60 m / 8’6” ft
Gross tonnage​479 GT
Displacement​430 tons
Main engines ​2 Caterpillar 3512C (1,230 kW / 1,650 HP @ 1,800 rpm)
Marine propulsion​ZF 4661
Propellers​2 Schaffran five blade, class S
Generators​2 Caterpillar C 4.4 86 kW each
​1 Caterpillar C 4.4 69 kW port/emergency
Max. speed ​16.5 knots (@ light displacement of approx. 340 T)
Range​4,000 nm (@ 11 knots)
Fuel capacity ​75,000 l / 19,812.9 US gallons
Fresh water capacity​14,000 l / 3,698.41 US gallons
Accommodation​1 owner’s suite
​2 double bedded guests cabins
​2 twin guest cabins + 3 pulman bed
​1 captain’s cabin with two bed’s
​3 crew twin bedded cabins
Classification​Lloyd’s ✠ 100 A1, SSC “Yacht” Mono G6, ✠ LMC,
​Full MCA Compliant
Naval architect Codecasa
Exterior styling Codecasa
Interior design ​Cantieri Navali Codecasa+Studio Annamaria and Franco Della Role
Builder​Cantieri Navali Codecasa
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