Framura 2 is a 45 metre open motor yacht launched at the Codecasa Shipyards in Viareggio Italy in 2010. This boat’s ideal for anyone wishing to cruise fast in maximum comfort, and for whom contact with the sea is clearly a priority.

A well established yard like Codecasa hardly needs any introduction but notwithstanding this, each time we mention one of their yachts we enjoy re- introducing the company briefly. The company started building boats back in 1825 in Viareggio where the yard still is today even if the sites building luxury yachts have grown. Many a ship has been built on these premises including military units, like the all weather ones for the Italian Coast Guard, but in this instance we wish to mention the 58 superyachts of more than 24 metres Codecasa have built and launched since 1970.

All 58 including Framura 2 have been built with the technical knowhow and care that have made the yard one of the most renowned internationally. Framura 2 is an award winning boat sporting high level quality and advanced technical solutions for which it has received due recognition. The exterior’s lines are taught and the lateral glazed window panels and superstructure make it sporty and pleasant to look at with its two decks plus sun deck on which there’s a fully equipped open air second command controls station.

As tradition dictates the sun deck is roomy, in this case it can host a number of deck chairs as well as sun beds and other furniture in addition to which further aft towards the stern area a table set in the middle and a C shaped sofa complete the picture.

Framura 2 is definitely a very Mediterranean motor yacht, and we’re happy to note there’s no Jacuzzi which in the given context would have been somewhat out of place. The main deck too offers several areas in which to relax in and to sunbathe, a good example of this is in the bow area where there’s a small lounge with two semicircular divans and coffee tables leading to two sunbathing areas via a centrally situated gangway.

And that’s not all since the open air stern area of the same deck sports a lounge with sofas, low tables and stairs on both sides leading down to the beach club. Undoubtedly this boat has been envisaged for open air living and enhanced contact with the sea because of the sleek low superstructure over the water which always reminds those on board they’re on a yacht. The exterior surroundings are clearly visible from inside too thanks to large window panels set along the topsides which provide plenty of natural light but also offer great sea views.

The main command and helm control station situated right in the stern at centre is both very modern and elegant with its digital instruments and state of the art gauges, and three ergonomic seats which offer good all round visibility.

Aft of the bridge there are two large areas the first being the dining room with table set across followed directly by the welcoming saloon with its C shaped sofa, coffee tables, small divan, card table, and day head. Proceeding aft there’s the cockpit, part of which is sheltered by the extension of the deck above where there’s a round table, and space for deck chairs and other furniture.

The lower deck houses the night quarters, the crew’s quarters which are situated in the stern, a galley, crew’s mess and ship’s stores. There are four comfortable crew cabins all with twin beds and dedicated bathroom. The owner’s suite is full beam with a centrally placed bed and is situated amidships. A chaise longue occupies a corner to port, a dressing table /desk top to starboard, walk in wardrobe, gym and large bathroom.

Forward of this there are two identically shaped cabins with bathroom one of which is equipped with a double bed and the other with twin beds, both of them are accessed by the central passageway which leads to the other two guest cabins in the bow which have twin beds and dedicated bathrooms. As for the interiors, each area is sober, yet modern and never excessive which makes them welcoming, where light wood bulkheads and ceilings contrast dark wood flooring giving a feeling of accrued space and pleasing warmth.

The saloon too enjoys the same colour scheme but its ample surface area and available volume have been knowingly enriched with accessories, paintings and bright colours conveying more elegance and a sense of well being. Worthy of note are four attractive paintings displayed on the bulkhead between the dining and saloon area which when coming from the stern capture one’s attention as they stand out with their bright colours against white background creating a strong catalysing effect.

Another area of note of which the mark of interest this time lies in the technical aspects, is the engine room which is situated at the very stern thanks to the type of drive system chosen. All necessary monitoring and controls can be carried out comfortably as there’s plenty of space to house the three MTU engines, tanks, electric plants, hydraulic systems and connection to remote controls which warn crew in case of any malfunction or failure.

Framura 2 is powered by three MTU 16V2000 M93 engines with 2,400 hp each as already successfully adopted times before by Codecasa. Each of the engines are coupled to Ka.Me.Wa. hydro-jets of which the two lateral ones push while the third at centre is a booster. This technical choice matched to the hull’s characteristics and savvy translates into a top speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 28. Considering the overall size of the yacht the performance obtained deserves respect. No doubt the choice to build the hull and superstructure in aluminium has greatly contributed in obtaining the above mentioned results, but at the same time are witness to the yard’s productive capacities.

by Angelo Colombo

For further information: Codecasa

The sea trial was pubblished in Superyacht 30 – Autumn 2011