Caoz 14 refit: Nauta Design on the redesign of the 56m Perini Navi sailing yacht

The 56-metre Perini Navi sailing yacht Caoz 14 has just completed an extensive refit directed by Nauta Design and carried out by MMC Allestimenti in Genoa.Caoz 14 yacht sailing Photo: Perini NaviCaoz 14 yacht sailing Photo: Perini NaviThe 499 GT Caoz 14 was launched in 2007 and her owner wanted to refresh her aging interior design to give her a “modern, warm, airy and welcoming feel,” and approached the Milan-based firm Nauta Design, who recently won the Best Refit category for the work it did on the 39-metre Vitters yacht G2 at the 2019 World Superyacht Awards, was approached for the job. Caoz 14 yacht aft deck Photo: Giuliano SargentiniCaoz 14 yacht aft deck Photo: Giuliano Sargentini“We had an immediate feeling and connection with Nauta Design, Massimo Gino and Mario Pedol. Their team understood what we wanted to do very well, and they interpreted our initial brief in an exceptional way,” The owner of Caoz 14 commented. Caoz 14 yacht saloonPhoto: Giuliano SargentiniCaoz 14 yacht saloonPhoto: Giuliano SargentiniCaoz 14 yacht saloonPhoto: Giuliano SargentiniThe brief was to not only add a modern vibrance to this elegant Perini Navi, but to also open up the spaces longitudinally to provide guests with panoramic views from the deck. The owner also wanted structural work done to Caoz 14’s saloon so that it spans the full 11.52-metre beam to provide guests with another viewing area. Caoz 14 yacht saloonPhoto: Giuliano Sargentini“Our objective was to open up the spaces and let the beauty of the yacht’s natural surroundings in,” Mario Pedol, Co-Founder of Nauta Design. “To this end, we worked to eliminate structures and impediments that blocked the views and complicated movement throughout the yacht.” Caoz 14 yacht saloonPhoto: Giuliano SargentiniOne of the ways Nauta Design achieved this was by removing the crew corridor that ran along the port side of the main saloon, and by redesigning the central stairway and the forward section of the main saloon. The stairway was previously enclosed by bulkheads and Nauta Design removed these and installed floating treads encased by a transparent structure. Whereas the main saloon was given a sense of dynamism and is now multifunctional – it can be used as a lounge area, a screening room or a playroom for children. Another key feature Nauta Design brought to the space was plenty of glass in lieu of the old heavy swing door.Caoz 14 yacht interior detail Photo: Giuliano SargentiniAs part of the refit, Nauta Design gave Caoz 14 an all-new colour palette to bring out this new airy ambiance. Caoz 14 is now fitted with light-toned oak wood, white lacquer and brighter flooring. The owner and his family were directly involved with choosing the array of materials and furnishings, opting for carpets by Kashtall, Dedon outdoor seating, Eames lounge chair and a pouf by Vitra in the main saloon. Great attention was paid to the ergonomics and practicality of the yacht for this specific owner, which is why the team installed lots of shelf space for books, art and collectables. Caoz 14 yacht wheelhouse Photo: Giuliano SargentiniTo ensure onboard harmony, work was also conducted in the service areas to also make these areas lighter and more appealing. State-of-the-art lighting can also now be found throughout Caoz 14

Caoz 14 can accommodate as many as 12 guests alongside her nine crew members. In terms of performance, the Perini Navi yacht is equipped with twin CAT engines that allow her to cruise at 13 knots and reach speeds of up to 15.7 knots. Caoz 14 yacht sailing Photo: Perini Navi“The owners are very happy with the final result and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to contribute our experience to the successful Caoz 14 main deck refit, and for their very important participation in the design work itself, with their suggestions and choices,” Pedol concluded. “We wish the family ‘buon vento’ in their voyages aboard the new-look Caoz 14.”