Luca Dini naval architect has recently drawn up Codecasa’s Yacht project design work for “Gentleman” the name given to this limited edition of only ten. “There are owners’ requests for yachts, project design work requests from shipyards and then there are unique inspired projects of which this is one”, says Luca Dini, “ The idea was to transform a given period of yachting history into something exclusive. The yachts from the fifties bring me back to when I was just a boy and I just wanted to create something which would make me live again special moments from my childhood days while I would walk along the Docks in Viareggio while admiring the timeless elegance these boats possessed”.
This is a truly exclusive project to all intents and purposes but not only for the limited number that the shipyard will build, but also for its traditional design, the sheer elegance of its interiors as well as the unexpected capacity of its volumes for a classic design of this size and for being the first 24 metre built by Codecasa.
Fulvio Codecasa said “ I had been toying with the idea of building a yacht which like the Vintage series which my yard built over several years could take after my own personal vision of a yacht – only smaller, less demanding and more manageable when compared to an over 40 metre one. Falling in love with Luca Dini’s project was easy considering the reciprocal esteem we have been sharing for years.
Twenty four metre “Gentleman” delivers the elegance its status requires together with refined design work throughout which calls for more of the beauty from times gone, as well as traditional emblematic details of that era transported into modern contexts in terms of comfort, safety, reliability and seakeeping so that sailing on “Gentleman” becomes a unique experience with no equal for its lucky owner”.
De facto this aluminium built yacht is several times over a gentleman’s boat enriched with mahogany inserts, chromed steel and block wood taking after ‘vintage’ classics while Codecasa’s latest generation style decorates the interiors which comprise wood joinery, white lacquered wood ceilings and chocolate and dove grey leather coloured details. In the classic version Navy blue hues line some of the upholstery while the contemporary styling of the interiors wants to clash with the exteriors.
The interior layout has been designed so that the crew does not interfere with guests and owner’s privacy thanks to separate passages connecting the crew’s quarters directly to the galley and wheel house. There are two crew cabins and three for guests. One of this yacht’s main features is the notable size of the beach club area situated in the stern which sports a lounge which opens up via sliding glazed doors leading to the stern platform.
To enjoy greater space in the stern the yacht’s tender is stowed on the main deck where a ‘pop up’ hydraulic davit can be manoeuvred by one crew member only to launch and recover the tender. The tender itself is a precious little jewel taking after this gentleman’s yacht.
For further information: Cantieri Navali Codecasa