Some guys have all the luck, and that certainly applies to the lucky owner of the brand-new 55-metre luxury yacht Framura.
Launched in the summer of 2020 by the Italian shipyard Cantieri Navali Codecasa, and delivered in mid-2021, the four-deck Framura neatly blends a classic exterior design with a bright and forward-looking interior.
That eye-catching exterior follows a traditional structural form, with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure configuration. Setting the stage for what awaits within is a striking silver-and-white two-tone finish that is at once timeless and fresh.
The full-displacement hull houses twin 2,365 horsepower caterpillar diesels that have more than enough oomph to push Framura to a maximum speed of 17 knots. At a more pedestrian 12 knots, this yacht enjoys a range of more than 5,000 nautical miles. That’s more than enough for a transatlantic voyage or a trip from Vancouver to Tahiti with fuel to spare.
Guests onboard Framura will enjoy those long hauls in total luxury, of course, thanks to the airy interior treatment that reflects a collaboration between the shipyard and the owner’s personal interior designer. Oversized windows surrounding the main and upper decks flood the interior with natural light, while light-hued furniture and textured fabrics maintain a sense of openness and cleanliness throughout. White walls and light woods, accented by indirect overhead and side lighting, ensure a light, refreshing atmosphere day or night.
Framura accommodates 12 passengers, with six spacious staterooms, including four guest cabins, a sumptuous VIP suite, and an enormous owner’s suite with a large ensuite with a walk-in shower, a spacious dressing area, and a seating area for enjoying morning tea.
The main deck provides plenty of space for the owners and their guests to lounge and unwind, indoors or out. The salon offers multiple places to stretch out with a great book or engage in quiet conversations. It also provides an audiophile-quality home theatre system for evening entertainment, complete with a large theatre-style sofa and four free-standing club chairs.
Heading aft, the expansive cockpit offers comfortable lounge seating while leaving plenty of space for a full dining table, allowing guests to enjoy dinners outside under the protection of the extended hard top.
Looking forward, twin promenades lead to the open bow and its delightful seating area with a pair of power-actuated tables for afternoons in the sun.
A tasteful staircase to the port side of the cockpit invites guests up to the bridge deck. The yacht’s TEAM Italia I-Bridge features an unusual design, with a central island and peninsulas along the side windows, but the result is a highly functional and comfortable suite that benefits from the latest in digital navigation technology.
The upper deck offers still more space for guests to unwind in peace or work on their tan with an open upper cockpit offering elevated views of the surroundings. It also houses a fully equipped gym so guests can work out while enjoying the views.
With its modern appointments and classic design, Framura raises the bar on yacht design. Crisp and inviting, it is a brilliant take on the contemporary family yacht, one that is certain to inspire a whole new generation of designs.