Evolution of classics: Codecasa new 65-meter flagship takes shape
The Italian yard has released the first photos of the ongoing 65-meter project from Codecasa facility in Pisa. This is the fourth modification of the iconic model, ordered in 2008 by the fashion designer Giorgio Armani. Also known as Hull 74, it reviews and highlights the distinctive features of the three previous versions.
The construction of the superyacht started in April this year, after the project was signed by the owner. Her steel hull already complete, the boat undergoes hot works on her superstructure. Codecasa engineers and the in-house design team in tandem with the designers appointed by the owner have also joined the project at this stage, so that the yacht can be delivered as scheduled in the summer of 2019.
Although further technical specifications will follow later, Codecasa exterior stylist, Dominico Gozzani summarized the essence of the new model:
“The new Codecasa 65 is a sober and elegant yacht that conveys a feeling of solidity without appearing too rigorous. Its intentionally “masculine” profile, balanced between classic and trendy lines, captivates thanks to a natural and thoughtful synthesis of the Codecasa nautical tradition with the classic lines evolution, achieving the new classic style by subtraction.”
In comparison with the first 65-meter flagship, this enhanced version is set to meet the contemporary requirements, with its windows and portholes enlarged, and glazing on the upper deck covering all the surface, from floor to ceiling.
As for the layout, it most notably features a dedicated owner’s area, occupying the entire upper deck. It comprises a salon, a larger owner’s suite with contiguous VIP cabins and a direct access to a private external living area forward. The guest quarters on the lower deck include four cabins, while the main deck is devoted to reception and hospitality thanks to a vast salon and dining room.
The boat’s vital statistics, however, remained the same as those of her predecessors’. With a beam of 11.2 meters, the 65-meter superyacht will be able to reach a top speed of 17 knots.