One of the oldest family-owned superyacht builders in Italy, Codecasa Shipyards builds steel and aluminium yachts from 30 to 70 meters in length in Viareggio.
Codecasa Shipyards’ roots extend all the way back to 1825, when Giovanni Battista Codecasa became a shipwright in Viareggio, one of Italy’s premier maritime centres. In 1902, the Codecasa family established its own shipyard in the area. The shipyard produced many sailing boats, fishing boats and military vessels, adding luxury motor yachts to its offerings in 1973, when Fulvio Codecasa joined the family business. He is still at the helm today.
The 1970s and ’80s were an era of expansion for Codecasa, which built the new Cantieri Navali Ugo Codecasa in 1977, converted the original facility to Codecasa Due in 1982, and opened another new yard, Codecasa Tre, in 1987. As the yachts it produced continued to grow, so did Codecasa Shipyards, adding more production space in Pisa in 2011.
In 2004, Fulvio Codecasa built a yacht, a sleek, 34.6-metre open motor yacht he named Maria Carla after his wife, intending to make it his family boat, but like many shipyard owners, sold it soon after. So, in 2005, he launched another Maria Carla, this time painting her cornflower blue. The two yachts were so successful that they spawned a series, the Codecasa 35s.
The shipyard’s ability to build fast, custom semi-displacement superyachts was proven once again by the launch of the 50-metre Framura 3 in 2013. Powered by triple MTU 16V 2000 M94 diesel engines mated to water jet drives, she has a top speed of 28 knots.
Codecasa Shipyards creates custom superyachts in collaboration with its clients and their designers, and also offers its own series of luxury motor yachts. In addition to new builds, the company handles brokerage and offers Codecasa Service, a maintenance plan for owners of its yachts.