With the first unit completed, Custom Line has revealed more about the interior design story of the 28.43-metre Custom Line Navetta 30 and the brand’s first collaboration with Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel.
With exterior lines by Filippo Salvetti, the Custom Line Navetta 30 has introduced significant new technical and design features for the brand and is set to debut at the next Cannes Yachting Festival.Photo: Custom Line The yacht is the first project combining the work of these two designers. The influence of their stylistic choices can be seen across a construction process in which details are enhanced by being set against a clean and linear design.Photo: Custom Line YachtsThe sporty exterior styling is recognised in the short drop from the superstructure on the upper deck that meets with the window of the owner’s suite. In addition to large windows, the design features a gap between the hull and the superstructure, which has been created by raising the joints with the upper deck to form two separate parts.
“The new Navetta 30 blends generous volumes with an attractive, graceful design whose classic charms never grow old. It was essential to find the right balance between the hull and the superstructure and emphasise the way the external lines stretch out horizontally in order to add a little vivacious verve to this distinctive, complex creation," states architect Filippo Salvetti. Photo: Custom Line YachtsInside, guests can enjoy the full-beam lounge on the main deck, four VIP cabins and a crew area on the lower deck, plus a dining and lounge area on the upper deck. Developed in partnership with Citterio Viel, the interior styling is a traditional maritime theme with a contemporary twist with accents of carbon detailing, quartz fibre and fibreglass surfaces found throughout.Photo: Custom Line Natural, living materials like leather, wood and rope were chosen for the interior. Plus the designers reiterated references to the symbolism of a circle throughout the yacht. This inspires a return to the rounded lines typical of boats from the past.Photo: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsIn terms of a colour palette, blue was picked for the walls and furnishings, as well as for the fabrics and coatings. The reference to the sea can also be seen in the rounded lines and curves of the interior spaces, furniture and window frames, combined with the use of natural materials like solid wood, leather and teak.
Patricia Viel, co-founder of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, notes: "BIM enables us to control every single volume perfectly, thus ensuring that the lighting and interior design schemes fit in flawlessly around the shape of the hull."Photo: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsBuilt-in furniture was specially designed and made using natural leather, solid wood and plywood. For the interior design, owners have two exclusive furnishing solutions to choose from: a 'textured mood' with a fresher and more youthful style; and 'wooden mood' which offers a classical design. All the furniture and furnishings are custom-made using handcrafting and cabinet-making techniques that can clearly be seen at first glance in the stern flag mast, in the curving solid wood window frames and in the teak ceilings.Photo: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsDesigners hope that the characteristic feature of her main deck will be an integration between interior and exterior spaces. The cockpit is a 34-square-metre space for socialising and can be used as both a dining and living area, with an exclusively-designed convertible sofa created by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel. The sundeck is divided into two areas and can be sheltered from the sun by a bimini top.
On the main deck a sliding glass door leads to the living room. Characterised by flowing lines, it features a palette of materials and custom-made freestanding furniture in brushed teak, natural leather and ivory colour shades. Photo: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsExpansive spaces, interior headroom of over 2 meters and two big side windows set entirely in the hull give the perception of fluidity and expanded volumes, which the designers developed to help create a sense of direct and seamless contact with the water. Photo: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsCeiling units on the various decks help create a balanced lighting system in both exterior and interior areas, working in synergy with other more focused light sources to highlight design objects and works of art. The lighting of architectural features like stairways and windows is an integral part of the design itself, with illuminated details which again, aim to establish a more fluid relationship with the exteriors.Photo: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsDecorative wall-mounted lamps enrich the spaces with reflections and light effects. The use of warm dimming technology to adjust the intensity and tone of the light allows guests to create different lighting moods and personalise their living experience.Photo: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsOn the starboard side, a day toilette precedes the owner’s suite. It is a 35-square-metre area designed to offer the owner a private refuge in which to enjoy the sea view from any perspective.
In the master stateroom, teak floors are offset by the paler shades of the ceilings. Leather detailing features on the bed headboard, on the bottom section of the bench, and in the finishing of the bedside tables and pale colour shades used for the ceilings help to convey a sense of more space. The circle theme is also a feature of this setting and can be seen in the cut of the ceilings and the curved transition from wall to floor. Photo: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsThe owner’s bathroom features a Microframa mosaic by Micromosaico, created exclusively for the project. The kitchen, by Ernestomeda, is on the left-hand side of the deck, with access from the crew quarters on the lower deck. Photo: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsCrew and guest flows are defined to allow the former to avoid the areas reserved for the latter and so ensure maximumprivacy on board. The interior sky lounge is a 23-square-metre private saloon with extensive glazed surfaces.Photo: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsIn the stern, aft of the engine room, the garage can accommodate a Williams SportJet 435 tender and a jet ski and is fitted with an advanced version of Ferretti Group’s patented DMT(Dual Mode Transom), offering not only the traditional double door movement, but also anadditional feature that keeps the garage completely dry when closed and acts as rampwhen open to make it easier to launch and recover the tender.Photo: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsIn total, she will have four engine options, they are: two MAN i6 engines rated 800 mhp (standard), two MAN V8 engines rated 1,000 mhp, two CAT C18 engines rated 1,150 mhp, or two MAN V8 engines rated 1,200 mhp. Fitted with twin MAN I6 800 hp engines, the new superyacht will be able to reach a top speed of 14 knots and a transatlantic range of approximately 2,150 nautical miles at a fuel-efficient cruising speed of 10 knots.Photo: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsPhoto: Custom Line YachtsCustom Line promises the new yacht's consumption during navigation will be even less than units much smaller. Side wave formation has also been minimised and Navetta 30 can optionally be fitted with zero speed function stabiliser fins and a Seakeeper. She is also designed to use a plug-in hybrid propulsion system, which is also optional, to minimise CO2 and NOX emissions per mile and per ton. Soundproofing technology is also available.Photo: Custom Line YachtsThe raised helm station on her upper deck is fitted with the LOOP system by Naviop-Simrad, which integrates the management of propulsion, navigation and monitoring functions in an optional interface consisting of six 24-inch touch screen monitors. Alternatively, an option with six 16-inch monitors is also available. For maximum safety when manoeuvring, the unit has two side bridge wings.Photo: Custom Line YachtsSpeaking on behalf of the Ferretti Group’s Strategic Product Committee and its Engineering Department who were also involved in creating the Custom Line Navetta 30, Ferretti Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, Stefano de Vivo, explains: “The new Navetta 30 takes us into a new dimension in design. Due to the huge success enjoyed by the new Navetta generation, we want every new project to have the sensational verve of a masterpiece. The Navetta 30 meets this requirement and takes a stunning step forward in the quest to offer owners and their guests’ incomparable well-being."
Navetta 30 is classified in CE category Class A, measured to have an equivalent value close to 200 GT.
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