June 3 marked the launch of My Legacy, a.k.a. Codecasa Hull F78, which of course was a special occasion. A priest blessed the megayacht in front of the assembled crowd, a nice touch. Soon after, a champagne bottle swung across the shipyard floor from a special podium to break against her bow, in keeping with tradition. While you get to see these in this launch video, what really stands out is the focus on the craftspeople. In a way, the video reveals how My Legacy is Codecasa’s legacy, too.
One of the main reasons why My Legacy is Codecasa’s legacy is because she is almost entirely an in-house design. All styling and naval architecture resulted from the owners working with shipyard’s own technical staff. (Interiors are from Design Studio Spadolini.) It’s more common to see independent naval architects and/or stylists collaborating on projects.
Yet another reason why this really represents Codecasa’s nearly 200-year heritage, however, is because of how you see the shipyard staff preparing the 184-foot (56-meter) megayacht for launch. From team meetings on deck to securing the supports cradling her, a lot goes on behind the scenes before she touches water. Few people other than the workers themselves are privy to these.
If you’re fortunate to attend a yacht launch in the near future, pay close attention to the men and women in coveralls. Note as well the beaming smiles on their faces when the yacht floats on her lines. The yacht may be the culmination of her owners’ dreams, but she’s equally the culmination of years of hard work and last-minute preparations that few ever get to see.
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