Francesco Rogantin from NAMES: “This is how I engineered the Codecasa Classic Yacht 24 M/Y ‘Vero’”
Launched at the end of 2023, this yacht by Codecasa is an example of advanced engineering by Francesco Rogantin from NAMES Studio
There’s design and then there’s technology. The first can be seen by the naked eye, the other requires in-depth industry knowledge. Francesco Rogantin, founder of naval design studio NAMES (Naval Architecture Marine Engineering Studio), based in Varazze, shares his research leading to some of the most innovative engineering solutions, that were used in making the Codecasa Yacht 24 F242 M/Y “Vero”, launched at the end of 2023.
CODECASA CLASSIC YACHT 24 M/Y VERO: RETRO DESIGN, ADVANCED ENGINEERING
Vaguely retro, but latest generation, this motoryacht, designed by Luca Dini, required a careful balance of 1960s inspired boating design and the technical specifications required for contemporary demands. “The challenge – highlights Francesco Rogantin – was to bring classic design to a modern build, in order to make this 24-metre something unique. The designer, Luca Dini, has the merit of having given the yacht a marked personality, we on the other hand had the job of engineering that design.”
Francesco Rogantin was given the job of designing “everything that constitutes the structure of the boat, from studying the waterlines of the topside to construction solutions, for example, mounting the porthole in the hull, as well as, obviously, the bare bones of the hull and decks.” Work which was done together with other professionals creating a technical partnership, with no overlapping of roles.
INNOVATION BY FRANCESCO ROGANTIN
The Codecasa yacht has an overall length of 24 metres with a beam of 6.5 metres at its widest. Propulsion uses a pair of MAN V12 engines at 1550 HP each, capable of pushing the 90 tonnes of displacement at full load to 25 knots: this is also thanks to the semi-displacement aluminium hull using lineshaft transmission, designed by NAMES studio in partnership with the shipyard. Cruising speed is 20 knots, while autonomy is 2100nm at 9 knots thanks to a 10 thousand litre fuel tank.
In addition, Rogantin’s team created a special crane, placed on the main deck, to launch the custom 4.8 metre tender: this can disappear completely, clearing the deck, which can then be used as an outdoor living area, free from any sort of equipment. Equally demanding was the design for the structure of the beach club to the stern, which the owner had asked be nearly completely enclosed.
“This was the first time – notes Francesco Rogantin – that our studio has worked together with the Codecasa Shipyard. A partnership which will be repeated in the Classic 110 project, a 34-metre based on the aesthetics and design of the Codecasa Classic Yacht 24, again in partnership with Luca Dini Design.” In the meantime, in the Viareggio shipyard, the Codecasa Classic Yacht 24 is already in the advanced testing phase, with delivery expected in the first few months of 2024.
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