The 26-month refit of the 40.3 metre Codecasa motor yacht Xana is taking shape in Greece. The refit, which has been in progress for 18 months, is being undertaken by Navinco Naval Architects with naval architect George Tsokris in charge. The yacht’s LOA has now been successfully extended to 45 meters following a stern conversion. The stern now integrates a brand-new garage and generous swim platform.
Elsewhere, the profile of the yacht now includes new enlarged windows for far reaching ocean views inside and a new arch on the sun deck which intentionally resembles the “X” of Xana.
After emerging from the shed for the first time, the yacht has now been repositioned and covered to begin the next stage of work.
Inside, MVS & Associates has begun the outfitting of the interior design penned by AMK Architecture & Design. The engine room has been reassembled and the new bridge has arrived from Germany to be imminently installed.
First launched in 1994, the 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 it a new lease of life with a view to the charter market as well as private use.
Other key upgrades will include a blue hull finish, new Naiad stabilisers and the complete modification of the naval architecture with the aim improving the fuel efficiency and speed. Xana’s pre-refit range was 3,300 nautical miles at 12 knots with a cruising speed of 15 knots.
On the technical side, Xana’s original MTU engines will be given a complete zero-hours overhaul. Working to RINA and LY3 standards, the refit of Xana is under the project management of captain Tasos Keramidas.
The deck spaces will also benefit from the refit, with the extra five metres being used to extend the sundeck and upper deck — all the better for enjoying the Mediterranean lifestyle.Moving inside, Xana will benefit from a fresh interior from AMK Architecture & Design.
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. Otherwise, the yacht’s capacity will remain the same, with room for up to 12 guests split across six cabins.