Codecasa launches 51m superyacht Aldabra
by Raphael Montigneaux
Codecasa was the star of the Monaco Yacht Show 2011 with the presentation of its first 42 metre motor yacht in the new Vintage series.
Meanwhile in Viareggio, hull C 116 hit the water without public fanfare, and the Italian yard has only now released more details about this new yacht, which has been christened Aldabra. With a length of 51 metres, she is the latest in the successful Codecasa 51 series. Square windows, a vertical wheehouse, and white and silver paintwork give her a distinctly modern look.
Lloyd's registered and MCA compliant, Aldabra is built in steel and aluminum to a design developed by the in-house architects. Her layout accommodates 12 guests in a full-beam master and VIP cabin on the main deck, and four lower deck guest cabins - two doubles and two twins.
On the technical side, Aldabra is powered by twin 2,447hp Caterpillar 3516B engines giving a top speed of 17 knots, a cruising speed of 16 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 14 knots.
With her sea trials due to start soon Aldabra will be delivered before the end of the year.