When a boat is beautiful, there is little to say. And the secret of the new 24 meters of the Cantieri Navali Codecasa is to have created a yacht of 24 meters able to combine the charm of the lines of the sixties with the best technology available today. The result? It’s called Gentleman’s Yacht and for us at Barche a Motore Magazine it’s already among the most beautiful boats in the world.
It may be that vintage taste always has that special touch, but this new 24-meter is truly something that wasn’t there. After the futuristic design of the Codecasa Jet 2020 (click here to read the Top Yacht Design article), now the shipyard takes a step back in time and returns to the golden years of boating. The 1960s. That was the period when timeless models were born that still represent a point of reference and inspiration for designers. Luca Dini Design & Architecture has realized this project, playing between modernity and vintage.
There is a first time for everything, and this time Cantieri Navali Codecasa is embarking on a new and unique project, something that’s never been seen before. A 24m that mixes exclusivity and elegance, and perfectly combines 60’s style with unique and technologically advanced solutions. The Gentleman’s Yacht.
Particular attention was given to the size of the Beach Club, never seen before on a yacht of this size. The large living space is connected to the sundeck through sliding glass doors, creating a fluid and harmonious dialogue between the indoor and outdoor spaces. The space is opened up by having a custom-made tender on the main deck. This change in location and a crane concealed in a compartment means that the tender can easily be lowered into the water by one person. This is not just any tender, but a miniature Gentleman’s Yacht, with the same finishes and elegant lines.
In addition to the owner suite, there are three guest cabins and two crew cabins. Given the size of the boat, each space had to be carefully designed to allow for a completely separate wheelhouse and kitchen, ensuring total privacy for the yacht owner and guests.
The classic version of the interiors includes wooden panels, white lacquered ceilings, wooden details, chocolate and taupe leather and touches of navy blue in the choice of fabrics. The other more contemporary version creates a surprising contrast between the interior and exterior of the yacht. Timeless elegance flows through every aspect of this design.
The name alone reveals LUCA DINI Design & Architecture’s inspiration of vintage, to create something that has never been made before.
“There are projects commissioned by yacht owners, projects commissioned by shipyards and then there are projects that are born from a particular inspiration. Unique. This is one of those projects. The idea was to transform a piece of nautical history into something exclusive. Yachts from the 50’s immediately take me back to when I was a child. 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”
Yacht Moments with Kurt Lehmann married the project from the beginning and will contribute to the marketing of this limited edition aimed at shipowners around the world.