The 40.3-metre (132-foot) Codecasa motor yacht Ouranos Too has begun a 26-month refit at the Psarros Shipyard in Greece.
First launched in 1994, this tri-deck motor yacht was sold back in June 2017. The owner was keen to revive a pedigree yacht from a bygone era and give her a new lease of life with a view to the charter market as well as private use.
Due for relaunch in mid-2019 and then ready for charter by the end of 2019, her key upgrades will feature a five-metre (16-foot) aft extension, blue hull finish, new Naiad stabilisers, tender garage and a new, modernised interior from AMK Architecture & Design.
Working to RINA and LY3 standards under the project management of captain Tasos Keramidas, this superyacht refit has been given the codename Xana, which means ‘again’ in Greek.
On the technical side, the original MTU engines will be given a complete zero-hours overhaul. Meanwhile, the naval architecture is being modified by Leonidas A. Drikos and Glafcos Marine, with the aim of improving fuel efficiency and speed; her current range is 3,300 nautical miles at 12 knots and she cruises at 15 knots.
The deck spaces will also benefit from the refit, with the extra five metres being used to extend the sundeck and upper deck. The transom design has been revised to increase the size of the swimming platform and improve access, with two spiral staircases instead of the existing central one, as well as a new passarelle.
Moving inside and the saloon will benefit from greater levels of natural light, as the windows will be reshaped from curved to rectangular and the gunwhales will be lowered on both sides.
The crew will also benefit as the galley will be moved from the lower deck to the main deck, giving much easier service at meal times, and a new captain’s cabin is being created on the bridge deck, increasing the capacity to nine crewmembers. Guest capacity will remain the same, with room for up to 12 guests split across six cabins.
For more information, visit Codecasa.