First 50 metre Open superyacht under construction at Codecasa
by Raphael Montigneaux
The fact that Codecasa was building its first 50 metre Open superyacht was noted in our latest Global Order Book, but little was known about it until today when the Italian builder provided more details about the yacht, which is under construction in Viareggio for a repeat client.
The Codecasa 50s (hull C.120) will be the largest Open superyacht ever built by the Italian yard. Developed for the owner of Framura 2, a Codecasa 45s launched in 2010, the future Codecasa 50s will be similar to her predecessor in some respects, most notably performance. Built in aluminum, the 49.9 metre superyacht has efficient naval architecture by Andrea Bacigalupo, and thanks to her triple 2,600hp MTU engines with KaMeWa waterjets, she will reach the impressive top speed of 28 knots and a range of 1,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 18 knots.
Andrea Bacigalupo's sleek exterior design belies the fact that the yacht has three distinctive decks, giving her more space inside. The interior is styled by Anna Maria and Franco Della Role who worked in collaboration with the owner's architect. It will accommodate 12 guests in a master, VIP, double and three twin cabins.
The Codecasa 50s is scheduled for delivery in 2013, and the owners have decided to sell their current yacht Framura 2, winner of the 2011 World Superyacht Awards in the category 'Two deck semi-displacement or planning Motor Yacht'.