One glance of this splendid 62-metre vessel is all it takes to get an idea of just how much her Owner loves the sea. And, indeed, how much he loves life on the waves in all seasons. The Moneikos was custom designed to match the experience and specifications of the yacht Owner, who already owned a 50-metre Codecasa motoryacht.
The insights he gained from handling the first vessel helped to trace out the basic lines that have given such personality to the new 62-metre yacht from Codecasa. The classical lines of the vessel’s exterior provide a counterpoint to the novel layout of her interiors. Indeed, one unusual feature of this yacht is that the main deck is entirely given over to the children, with a large play area and their cabins.
The “grown ups” get the whole upper deck to themselves: here we find the master stateroom, as well as a large table running through to the glazed oval veranda,
thus forming a dining area followed by the saloon. This unusual arrangement allows the uppermost deck to be used to its best advantage; here, in addition to the control bridge there is the captain’s stateroom. The lower deck is the only one to follow a traditional layout. Here we have the guest staterooms and the crew quarters. And to top it all off, a décor that is simple yet original, compared to that found on most yachts. Almost minimalist in style, with strong and bright colours, it provides a sharp contrast to the imposing lines and size of the vessel.
A yacht for all seasons
Seen from outside, Moneikos displays some very specific design features, even though the full originality of its interiors cannot be seen. The styling is restrained and inevitably striking, with a very traditional use of shapes. The result is a modern design that is lovely to look at. The various decks feature clean lines throughout, avoiding futuristic, pointless rakes to give an overall effect of volume and solidity. The exterior was designed by Codecasa with architects Franco and Anna Maria Della Role, who have been working with the yard for years. Basically, their brief was to design a yacht that could be used all year round.
We cannot know if the Owner intends to use her for demanding ocean crossings
or cruises in the more turbulent Nordic seas. What is certain is that Moneikos is ready to provide the utmost comfort and total safety at every latitude and under all conditions at sea. Her Lloyd’s Register 100 A1 classification and other certifications are formal proof of the construction and design expertise that this Viareggio shipbuilder has in its DNA. The hull is made from steel while the upperworks are in aluminium. The overall displacement is 800 tons. However, this does not prevent the generous twin 1,825 kW Caterpillar engines from propelling the Moneikos to a respectable top speed of 17 knots.
This drops to 14 for calmer cruising, with a range of 6000 miles. So on the outside, Moneikos gets away from the typical look of latest generation superyachts. Instead, it opts for totally original design solutions, the main feature being the focus on having much more space inside than on deck. While there is no lack of solariums and alfresco areas, they take up less space here than they usually would on a yacht of this size. [...]