First pictures: 65m Codecasa yacht F74 takes shape
by Chris Jefferies
This four-deck yacht is being built from a high-tensile steel hull and aluminium superstructure to an in-house design. The yard added that F74 is a full custom project, built on the same technical platform as Main, Eternity and Double Down.
With a metallic grey coloured hull and superstructure, her arrow-tip like shape provides a streamlined appearance. What little we have been told about the interior design is that F74 will be functional with comfortable and spacious relaxation spaces on all decks.
Codecasa has drawn a simple, elegant yacht, which is described as a challenge against what the yard considers to be the "current trend of showing off stylistic extravagances at all costs".
Accommodation is for up to 12 guests split between six cabins, including a pair of master suites, while the crew quarters allows for a staff of 16 people. Like the majority of Codecasa yachts her interior design, which will be flooded with natural light thanks to her large windows, will be fully customised.
Power will come from a pair of 2,448hp Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines for a top speed of 17 knots, while the total fuel capacity of 160,000 litres will allow for a transatlantic range of 5,000 nautical miles when trimmed back to 12 knots. Naiad zero-speed stabilisers will ensure a smooth cruising experience.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the 43 metre Codecasa C122, which was built on speculation and is ready for delivery.