Following a multi-year, extensive refit, the 40.3 metre Codecasa motor yacht Xana has been reluanched. The yacht hit the water at the Psarros yard in Perama, Greece during a ceremony attended by more than 200 guests.
Refit works began in January 2018 and were overseen by Navinco Naval Architects with naval architect George Tsokris in charge. Working to RINA and LY3 standards, Captain Tasos Keramidas was also heavily involved in the refit works.
The yacht's LOA has now been successfully extended to 45 meters following a stern conversion. The stern now integrates a brand new garage and generous swim platform.
Elsewhere, the profile of the yacht now includes new enlarged windows for far reaching ocean views inside and a new arch on the sun deck which intentionally resembleds the "X" of Xana.
Inside, interior designer AMK Architecture & Design has refreshed living spaces and the six staterooms with new soft furnishings handpicked by the owner in a neutral palette.
Crew areas have also been updated with the aim to make service as seamless as possible, inclduding transferring the galley from the lower deck to the main deck for easier mealtime service. Crew accommodations have also been increased to make space for a ninth member. Otherwise, the yacht’s capacity remains the same, with room for up to 12 guests split across six cabins.
The deck spaces have also benefited from the refit, with the extra five metres being used to extend the sundeck and upper deck — all the better for enjoying the Mediterranean lifestyle.
First launched in 1994, the tri-deck motor yacht was sold back in June 2017. The owner was keen to revive a pedigree yacht from a bygone era and give it a new lease of life with a view to putting it on the charter market.
Other key upgrades include a blue hull finish, new Naiad stabilisers, a complete zero-hours overhaul of the original MTU engines and a total modification of the naval architecture to improve fuel efficiency and speed. Xana's pre-refit range was 3,300 nautical miles at 12 knots with a cruising speed of 15 knots.
Xana is now cruising with her owners and by 2022 will enter the charter market for summer cruises in the Mediterranean. The yacht will be managed for charter by IYC with a weekly charter rate starting from From €150,000.