By next summer, new creations from the historic Cantieri Navali Codecasa will be taking to the water, including a new Codecasa
51-metre yacht and the first Codecasa 42-metre Vintage series yacht. These were preceded last year by a prestigious Codecasa 45-metre sports yacht and two exclusive Codecasa 65-metre mega yachts: Lady Lau and Family Day.
These two vessels are sister ships but certainly not twin ships, since although they are the same size and have the same naval architecture and engineering, instead
of being two different versions of a single design concept, they are completely different creations. These two unique masterpieces are the expression of two distinct customisations with totally individual characters in terms of the external lines, internal spaces, layout designs and interior styles. A full portrait of Lady Lau featured in the last issue (No. 18) of Yacht Première.
The vessel’s layout covers five decks plus the tank deck, with its exterior marked out by classic / modern lines and the traditional aesthetic characteristics that are a matter of course on Codecasa’s yachts. Lady Lau was specifically designed to meet the precise requirements of its Owner, who was previously the satisfied owner of a 50-metre Codecasa mega yacht. Inside, Lady Lau’s interiors were created in a classic style with lavish mahogany fittings, fabric upholstery and marble finishes. The Owner wanted a decidedly different style and different colours in each guest cabin to make each one unique and original.
For its part, Family Day was presented two years ago in a detailed preview in issue 10 of Yacht Première, and it is now at last the subject of a full portrait in the current issue 19 of Yacht Première. The yacht’s layout consists of four decks plus the tank deck, and its exterior is distinguished by futuristic / modern lines, with innovative aesthetic characteristics appearing for the very first time on a Codecasa yacht. Family Day was expressly designed to fulfil the wishes of its Owner, who was previously the satisfied owner of a Codecasa 41-metre sports yacht.
Family Day’s interiors have a contemporary style and luxurious rosewood fittings, fabric upholstery, and leather and marble finishes. In terms of the details, the Owner expressly requested a consistent style with colours in uniform tones in all the interiors, to recreate an absolute harmony that expresses the Owner’s own character and individual sensibilities.
The main dimensional and technical data
Bearing yard number F71, Family Day was built at the Codecasa Ugo facilities, based on naval architecture and engineering entirely produced in-house by the Italian shipyard. AH 36 high-resistance steel was used for Family Day’s hull, while special aluminium alloys 5083 H 111 and 5083 H 321 were used for the yacht’s superstructure. The new vessel meets the classification standards of Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LRoS) for Maltese Cross 100 A1, SSC Yacht Mono G6, LMC, UMS and the regulatory requirements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Code of Practice for LY2, Unrestricted.
In terms of size, Family Day has a total length of 65.00 metres, equivalent to 213 feet 3 inches, a length at the waterline of 56.50 metres, equivalent to 185 feet 5 inches, and a total beam of 11.20 metres, equivalent to 36 feet 9 inches.
Under full load, the hull’s maximum draft is 3.50 metres, equivalent to 11 feet 6 inches. Family Day’s displacement under full load is 900 tonnes, equivalent to 1,987,000 pounds, while under average load conditions the new yacht’s displacement is 820 tonnes, equivalent to 1,810,000 pounds.
Family Day has a displacement hull with a bulbous bow, equipped with a tunnel bow thruster and a Quantum Marine Zero Speed stabilisation system that is operational both at sea and at anchor, with stabilisers configured as a pair of lateral fins positioned in the central sections of the hull.
Family Day’s engine room contains two Caterpillar CAT 3516 B – TTA HD A rated V16 engines, each with a total cylinder capacity of 78.0 litres, equivalent to 4,766 cubic inches, and maximum power of 2,447 BHP, equivalent to 1,825 bkW, supplied at 1,600 rpm. Coupled to the reduction gearboxes, the two engines are connected via stainless steel transmission shafts to a pair of Schaffran S Class fixed-pitch
6-blade propellers. [...]