As much as owners get credit for the vision behind custom yachts, the craftspeople are the ones who make the vision a reality. As you’re about to see, the craftspeople are some of the stars from the cchristening of the Codecasa yacht Kathryn.
The 190-footer (58-meter celebrated her launch in July. Naturally, the owners broke a bottle of champagne across the megayacht’s bow. Additionally, priests were on hand for a formal blessing, to ensure those who travel aboard have safe passages ahead.
Certainly, you’ll see her shining paint job and acres of teak decking. You’ll further see her vertical bow and the playful scripted style of her nameboard. However, the most memorable scenes are those of Codecasa’s workers, along with the owners’ team and crew. Happy smiles and big hugs all around mark the day.
And why not? The christening of the Codecasa yacht Kathryn comes three years after construction began. The shipyard itself served as the customer at first, beginning construction of her steel hull on spec. Mandatory shutdowns due to Covid in 2020 and adapting to new ways of returning to work added challenges. But, the project, a.k.a. hull C127, continued progressing, eventually attracting the attention of her now owners.
Several factors convinced them the yacht was the right fit. For instance, Codecasa partnered with M2 Atelier to create an interior for a party of 12. Based on the tastes of many cruisers currently, the design studio decided on warm, neutral colors and subtle textures. Yet another attractive feature, Kathryn has a 13-foot-long (4-meter-long) pool up on her sundeck. The sundeck has a gym, too, providing workouts with a wonderful view. An elevators ensures guests can reach it easily from the lower deck, where their staterooms are, and all decks between.
Finally, Codecasa engineered the yacht for long range yet also good speed. She should top out around 20 knots, possibly even a little faster, under light load. Similarly, she should have a best range of 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. These performance parameters are getting their first flexes the last few weeks of summer in the Med.
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