With over 300GT of customization for a masterpiece of comfort, conviviality, and onboard privacy, the Custom Line Navetta 42 is truly a masterpiece.
Custom Line has reached a major landmark in its storied history with a new model of boundless beauty: the magnificent Custom Line Navetta 42, the shipyard’s biggest yacht ever. Following its official premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018, the new flagship has been one of the stars of the Monaco Yacht Show 2018.
The fruit of a two-year collaborative effort by the Product Strategy Committee headed by Engineer Piero Ferrari, the Group’s Engineering Department and Studio Zuccon International Project, the new super-yacht epitomizes a sailing philosophy based on superior design, sophisticated elegance, and extraordinary performance. The new flagship, the brand’s first above 300 GT, combines the qualities of seaworthiness, comfort, safety, and customisation – all part of Custom Line’s DNA since the beginning – into a product that is truly revolutionary in terms of style, design and spaces, and whose range places it at the top of its class. The yacht’s colours finish and materials, as well as its many free-standing solutions and interior furnishings, were chosen in collaboration with Studio Luca Bombassei, a renowned Italian architecture and design firm, and are yet another testament to the endless possibilities for personalization offered by Custom Line.
With a length of 41.8 metres (137’2’’ ft.) and a beam of 8.1 metres (26’7’’ ft.), Custom Line Navetta 42 features a semi-displacement hull with a bulbous bow that ensures maximum efficiency in any sea condition, reprising the solutions already adopted on its smaller precursors, the Navetta 33 and Navetta 37. Custom Line Navetta 42 installs 2 CAT C32 ACERT V12 engines capable of generating 1470 mph. The vessel can thus achieve a transatlantic range of approximately 3,000 nautical miles at a fuel-efficient cruising speed of 10 knots (preliminary data), up to a maximum speed of 16 knots. Throughout its 4 spacious decks, the new flagship presents a fully-customizable internal layout conceived to exploit the ship’s generous volumes to the fullest and to offer maximum livability in all areas, with impressive lengths and heights above 2m in the interior spaces. The result is better organization of on-board flows, total privacy for the owner and his guests, and great freedom of movement for the captain and crew.
The solid profile of Custom Line Navetta 42 exudes the unmistakable elegance which characterizes all Navetta models: an impeccable blend of linear and essential architectural solutions that conveys a sense of strength and character on the water.
Internally, Custom Line Navetta 42 blends exquisite chromatic harmonies with a selection of refined materials and surfaces. Walnut and dark oak are the dominant essences of the interiors and combine seamlessly with the lacquered surfaces of the ceilings, the bronze-coloured brushed steel of the handles and handrails, and the mirror-finish steel used for the doors. In perfect chromatic harmony with the dark woods, the main colour tones range from grey to beige, with teal details that recur in the sundeck’s unusual chairs, in the upper deck’s carpets and cushions, and even in the formal dining table on the main deck.
Navetta Custom Line 42 is a striking example of that “family feeling” which made the brand famous worldwide: it welcomes guests into a modern and stylishly eclectic ambiance, enriched by a contemporary vibe that reverberates in the elegant yet functional furnishings, with their innovative and essential design.
Aside from the unquestionable elegance, the new Custom Line flagship also impresses for its engineering innovations. Navetta 42, for example, offers unrivalled noise isolation thanks to a special flexible joint in the transmission lines that absorbs vibrations from the axis line. The goal of minimising phonic impact was fully achieved through targeted mathematical analyses for each and every noise source and its location on board. Cutting-edge damping solutions were also employed, using glued panels that increase comfort by reducing noise and vibrations. Furthermore, just like on Navetta 37, the main deck is fitted with a state-of-the-art floating floor: a technique whereby the floor surface is separated from the fibreglass base by a layer of sound-absorbing materials, to reduce the transmission of noise and vibrations from the engine room to the living areas, while also softening any footfall.
Finally, as it exceeds 300 GT, the new Custom Line flagship must meet certain regulatory requirements such as those pertaining to stability in the event of a breach. Should the hull become damaged, Custom Line Navetta 42 features a system of automated waterproof doors that close upon specific commands by the captain, in order to isolate the forward compartment from the aft one, thus ensuring safe navigation.