by Cantieri Navali Codecasa with Tommaso Spadolini

Starting in 2011 with the launch of the first 42-metre hull, the new Vintage Series offered on the market by Cantieri Navali Codecasa made a successful debut on the international high-level yachting stage thanks to its pitch-perfect concept, design and construction. It’s a combination that brings together classic stylistic elements and traditional lines with modern functionality and contemporary form, not to mention cutting-edge technology. All of this guarantees reliability and safety at sea and ensures complete comfort for the passengers together with the utmost respect for the environment. Following the huge success of the first 42-metre vessels, all of these distinctive characteristics unique to the new Vintage Series are being updated and reimagined by Cantieri Navali Codecasa in a new, larger model. 2015 saw the launch of the first 50-metre hull, delivered to her lucky Owner that summer bearing the name Gazzella, as described in an in-depth portrait published in issue 39 of Yacht Première. Demonstrating just how much confidence Cantieri Navali Codecasa has in its Vintage Series and, most importantly, confirming how much the most exclusive clientele continues to appreciate this unusual concept by the renowned Italian shipyard, in June last year the first hull of a brand new model in the same series of Codecasa yachts took to the water.

It is the new Codecasa 43 Metre Full Beam Vintage Series, bearing yard code F76, which was designed by Cantieri Navali Codecasa’s technical office based on the tried and tested naval platform of the previous model, the Codecasa 42 Metre Vintage Series, and it is therefore a logical, natural evolution of this previous model. The construction of the high-tensile steel hull and light aluminium alloy superstructure was effected in entire accordance with the Italian shipyard’s high construction standards, and included a substantial lengthening of the aft sections of the structure. This was achieved while retaining a gross tonnage value for the new vessel of a little below 500 GT, while obviously allowing the internal and external spaces to be enlarged considerably. With a careful, intelligent redesign of the entire layout, it was possible to fully exploit the various opportunities afforded by this change in length, making numerous improvements to the original basic concept which was in turn derived directly from that of the previous Codecasa 42-metre model. The many characteristics that have certainly drawn substantial benefit from these important changes include the more generous, panoramic windows and the halls and salons, which are even more comfortable and welcoming. The working and service areas such as the galley/pantry and the garage/lazarette also benefit, becoming more convenient and practical. However, the spaces that have crucially enjoyed the greatest benefit have primarily been the Owner’s private space and the areas for the captain and crew. The Owner’s suite is located in the forward section of the main deck, as on previous Codecasa Vintage Series 42-metre vessels, but for the Codecasa Vintage Series 43 metres a full-beam arrangement was chosen, offering more space and therefore making it possible to include a private study to complete the Owner’s suite. The captain’s cabin has been placed on the upper deck instead of the lower deck as on previous Codecasa Vintage Series 42-metre vessels, which means that on the Codecasa Vintage Series 43 metres, the captain’s cabin is next to the helm and therefore in a more practical position. The crew cabins are located in the bow area on the lower deck, as on previous Codecasa Vintage Series 42-metre vessels, but for the Codecasa Vintage Series 43 metres, moving the captain’s accommodation as described above means that there are now four crew cabins available rather than three. The external areas on the new Codecasa motor yacht have also benefited from the increase in the vessel’s length, and have been enhanced with additional features and equipment. One example is the sun deck, which now features a large, ideally placed hydromassage pool in a panoramic raised position. In particular, the new Codecasa motor yacht now features a Portuguese bridge with a convenient open-air living space in the area forward of the helm station. Laid out with a sofa and a coffee table, this area is a large space designed for the utmost relaxation and it occupies a position that ensures complete privacy, even at anchor in busy locations or moored on crowded quaysides. The style of the interiors undoubtedly merits special attention. It was devised and created exclusively for the Codecasa 43-Metre Vintage Series F76 by famous designer Tommaso Spadolini, working closely with the Italian shipyard’s expert in-house team. Entirely in harmony and continuity with the simple elegance of form and colour typical of the new motor yacht’s external lines, classic yet also contemporary, the interior furnishings are inspired by a measured luxury expressed everywhere on board through a quintessential, constant calmness that is unmissable in both the whole picture and the details. Like the Owner’s suite and the guest accommodation, all the interiors in the main deck salon and the upper deck salon are devised with a highly artistic professional sensibility and built with the utmost craft and care, infused with a warm, welcoming atmosphere that arises fully and naturally from the balanced beauty of the composition. Masterfully based on an array of juxtapositions and combinations, the composition makes use of a palette of light tones and neutral shades appropriate to the material used at any given time, from selected oaks to precious marble varieties and sophisticated fabrics and textiles. These elements come together to create a symphony of refinement, skilfully orchestrated over the underlying theme which is informed throughout by a serene, luminous purity. A stunning counterpoint is provided by details in dark shades or the vivid, brightly coloured accents that catch the eye and awaken the senses. After all, calm simplicity should never become tedious monotony. Welcome on board…

Flaviano Perelli

Photos by 3Dsign

CODECASA 43 M VINTAGE SERIES F76 technical specifications

SuperstructureAluminium 5083 H111/H321
HullHigh tensile steel AH36
L.O.A. 43.00 m / 141’0” ft
Maximum beam9.00 m / 29’6” ft
Maximum draught 2.60 m / 8’6” ft
Displacement 440 tons
Main engines 2 Caterpillar 3512C 
(1,650 hp @ 1,800 rpm)
Generators2 Caterpillar C4.4 “Acert” 99 kW each

1 Caterpillar C4.4 “Acert” 65 kW emergency generator
Propellers2 DETRA 5 fixed blades, “S” Class
StabilisersNAIAD DYNAMICS Mod. 575 Zero Speed
Maximum speed16.5 knots @ light displacement
Range4,000 nautical miles @ 11 knots
Fuel oil capacity65,000 litres / 17,171.18 US gallons
Fresh water capacity 14,000 litres / 3,698.41 US gallons
Guest cabins1 owner’s suite
2 double cabins
2 twin cabins (with extra bunk)
Crew cabins1 captain's cabin
4 twin cabins
ClassificationLloyd’s Register EMEA ✠ 100 A1 SSC “Yacht”
Mono G6 ✠ LMC/UMS/ MCA LY3 Fully Compliant
Interior designDesign Studio Spadolini
ShipyardCantieri Navali Ugo Codecasa S.p.A.

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