The storied Italian yard, which has been designing luxury yachts since 1825, partnered with Luca Dini Design & Architecture to create the retro beauty that has been named simply The Gentleman’s Yacht.
The all-aluminum vessel pairs the classic lines of the ‘60s with the advanced technology of the 21st century. It has vintage flair in spades and was designed to evoke the era in which Codecasa and the port of Viareggio started to gain international recognition.
“Yachts from the ‘50s immediately take me back to when I was a child,” says Luca Dini, who penned the original design. “So, I wanted to create something that, just by looking at it, made me relive moments of my childhood, walking in Darsena in Viareggio, admiring the timeless elegance of these boats.”
The exterior is replete with rich mahogany and chrome-plated steel, again a mix of the old and new. Particular attention was paid to maximizing the beach club, which Codecasa says is one of the biggest in class. The main deck, meanwhile, offers ample lounge seating and also stores the tender. It’s not just any tender, either. It’s a custom-made miniature version of The Gentleman’s Yacht with the same elegant lines and luxury finishes. It can be easily lowered into the water via the concealed crane.
Inside, meanwhile, there is accommodation for a total of eight seafarers across four guest cabins. There are also two cabins for the crew. The interior can be finished in a classic or contemporary theme. The classic sees intricate wooden detailing, chocolate and taupe leather furnishings, and touches of navy, while the contemporary is decidedly more minimalist. The vessel also sports sliding-glass doors for easy dialogue between indoor and outdoor spaces.
As for how The Gentleman’s Yacht will run, Codecasa has yet to reveal engine specs, but the shipyard estimates the vessel will have a top speed of 25 knots, a cruising speed of 20 knots and a range of 2,100 nautical miles at 9 knots.
The yacht will be available in a limited run of 10 hulls. Codecasa says planning is already underway on the first hull, with construction set to begin soon.
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