Codecasa | Yachts


Codecasa Shipyards, established in Viareggio back in 1825 by the shipwright Giovanni Battista Codecasa, are an absolutely prominent reality in the luxury yachting industry and are known all over the world as builders of steel and light alloy motoryachts, ranging from 30 to 70 meters LOA.

Still run by the founder’s heirs, nowadays the Codecasa Shipyards Group is able to offer a wide range of Yachts, featured by top quality, technologic innovation, reliability, design and comfort.

In the last ten years the Codecasa Shipyards Group increased its offer and a new range of speed yachts, totally built in alluminium alloy with yachts ranging from 35 to 50 meters LOA, was added to the traditional displacement Yachts in steel and aluminium alloy.

Codecasa Shipyards, thanks to their highly qualified in-house technical staff and the co-operation of well-known and expert naval designers specialized in the field, are able to offer totally custom Yachts, tailor-made for the Clients who ordered them.

Every Codecasa Yacht is unique. Modern, classic or minimalist, the interior furniture of every Yacht is carefully designed and built to meet with the Buyer’s personal demands and requests, always assuring those high quality and technical standards, Codecasa Shipyards are worldwide known for.

From their establishment onwards, still run by the Codecasa family, the Codecasa Shipyards have seen a constant evolution and expansion. Born as a small workshop building sailboats, they became a worldwide renown Shipyard, specialized in the construction of luxury motoryachts. Codecasa Shipyards Group is today made up of the following Companies:

1825 Giovanni Battista Codecasa (born in 1803) begins working as shipwright in Viareggio

  • 1902 Giovan Battista Codecasa, called Tistino (born in 1875) continues his family tradition and together with his father Antonio establishes his own Shipyard for the building of sailing boats. In a State property of 1.258 square meters, located eastward of Darsena Lucca in Viareggio, granted to the Codecasa family, the Shipyard “Antonio Codecasa e Figli” is built.

  • 1946 with more than 50 sailing ships at his credit, in addition to fishing boats, gunboats, barges and any other kind of boats, Giovan Battista Codecasa retires from the business and leaves the family company, located in the Darsena Toscana, to his two sons, Ugo and Sandro.

  • 1973 Fulvio Codecasa succeeds to his father Ugo in the Shipyard management,  still producing working boats and starting building luxury motoryarchts.

  • 1977 Building of the new Cantieri Navali Ugo Codecasa S.p.A. in the Nuova Darsena of Viareggio

  • 1982 Conversion of the old Codecasa Shipyards in the Darsena Toscana into the Codecasa Due joint stock company.

  • 1987 Building of the new Codecasa Tre S.p.A. Shipyards in the Nuova Darsena of Viareggio.

  • 2011 Partial move of the production into the new site in the Darsena dei Navicelli in Pisa.


Codecasa products are totally custom and are realized thanks to a direct relationship between the Client and the Codecasa family. The Client’s demands and satisfaction are at the basis of the great care that the Codecasa Family devotes to every single detail of the project.
Mr. Fulvio Codecasa, who is at the helm of the Company since 40 years, is supported in the management of the Shipyard by his daughters Fulvia and Elena and their husbands, Ennio Buonomo and Fabio Lofrese.
Completely engrossed in the reality of its yards, Fulvio Codecasa follows up all the construction stages of his yachts together with his family: from the general lines up to the particulars, from the project to the finishes. He is the most demanding Client and the most difficult to please.
His many and highly qualified workers, who know and share the great passion and commitment he devotes to his job, follow him with regard and respect.
Codecasa Shipyards have a remarkable client portfolio, and many famous and internationally known people, entrepreneurs, financiers and fashion designers, have chosen and go on choosing Codecasa Shipyards for their new constructions, as they know that they can rely on the skill and professionalism of a company which has about two centuries of life and experience in shipbuilding.


The CodecasaDue s.p.a. shipyard builds steel/aluminium or entirely aluminium motoryachts, up to 35m (115′) of LOA and it is located in Darsena Toscana, one of the most ancient Viareggio harbour docks. It extends itself over an area of 6500 square meters, 3500 of which are under permanent cover. This shipyard also offers facilities and equipment able to repair and refit motoryachts and sailing boats, up to 40m of LOA. It is also builder of the “All Weather” rescue boats for the Italian Coast Guard.