Published: Thursday, 28 February 2013
Mike Fulton

At 37.8 metres long and 7.35-metre wide, Ferretti’s fourth and latest hull in its Custom Line 124’ series was launched on 19 February in Ancona, Italy. Once onboard furnishings and all necessary technical operations are complete at the end of March, the yacht will head off to Turkey for delivery to its owner.

Ferretti Custom Line 124 4 Launched
The new new Custom Line 124' slung and ready for launch

Ferretti Custom Line 124’#4 is once again the outcome of close cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project and AYTD (Advanced Yacht Technology & Design), Ferretti’s research and naval design centre. It boasts an entirely white hull and all onboard spaces are fully customised to the owner’s specific taste. Aided by the AYTD designers, he chose a series of decor solutions selected from leading Italian brands.

The yacht features racy, slender, elegant lines, distinctive of all maxi yachts from the Ferretti Group, enhanced by a wide glazed surface along the main deck. Another innovative addition is a system of glass surfaces that can be converted into sliding doors and a collapsible gunwale on both broadsides offering private terraces overlooking the sea.

Fine materials play a crucial role in the interiors of this boat, with precious Canaletto walnut wood, polished lacquered panels and ivory-shade leather for the walls and the furniture. Bleached oak parquet flooring is used on the main deck, in the lobby of the lower deck and on the upper deck. Floor-to-ceiling carpeting are used in the master cabin and the cabins on the lower deck. Fine marble has been used in all the bathrooms.

Generous spaces have been afforded in this boat starting in the cockpit, where the owner decided to customise the lounge area. Large windows and the wide side glazed surfaces ensure incredible brightness and increase the sense of spaciousness. The side glazing, on both sides, opens onto the side decks, where electric-hydraulic collapsible platforms can be converted into terraces.

Towards the bow is a lunch area fitted with a large custom-made square table, specially designed by AYTD, which can seat up to 12 people and is complemented with Flip model chairs by Poliform.

The owner decided to customise the central part of the boat by extending the galley area, which is furnished in light grey glass with quartz worktops and Bosch professional appliances.

The ‘owner area’ is found towards the bow and is very bright thanks to large glazing along both broadsides. It is divided into a working zone and the bedroom. A bathroom with a large shower complements the cabin.

Ferretti Custom Line 124 4 Launched 1
The sleek and elegant new boat shows off its lines during final fitting out and sea trials

The lower deck is divided into the guest area, to which access is gained through a passage room beside the galley, and the crew quarters, which are completely separated from the private areas. A staircase from the galley on the main deck leads to the crews’ quarters.

Large upright-free hull glazing provides plenty of light to the four guest cabins. Two VIP double cabins are situated astern, while two cabins with twin beds and Pullman beds are found towards the bow. All cabins have ensuites with separate shower boxes.

Besides the galley with dinette, the crew quarters also feature a large storage-laundry room and a cabin with desk area for the captain. There is also a hostess cabin and, at the extreme bow, two twin cabins with bunk beds. Each cabin is fitted with a private head and shower.

The upper deck has become an area entirely devoted to relaxation with painstaking care given to both interior and the outdoor design. The panoramic salon has been fitted with bleached oak parquet flooring and offers all guests the opportunity to enjoy a really unique view over the sea through spherical glazing that extends along the entire width of the yacht.

A glass door provides access to the cockpit, furnished with a custom-made natural teak lunch table seating 12. A fully equipped grill area is protected from the sun by the flying bridge structure. Towards the stern is a Jacuzzi tub surrounded by perimeter seating and a large sunbathing area. A tender can be stored at the far stern using a davit complete with protective casing. The helm station is part of the lounge replete with a sofa and a charting area.

A second steering station can be found on the sun deck. Behind it is a sunbathing area with a large comfortable sun pad. Besides this area, this yacht boasts many other areas specifically devoted to relaxation in the open air. Another wide sunbathing area is located on the deckhouse and yet another covers a peak at the bow.

The 124’ #4 has an excellent onboard propulsion system based around two MTU 3184mhp or 3510mhp engines. These powerful engines allow it to reach a cruising speed of 23.5 knots and a maximum of 27 knots. There is also a Furla.Net monitoring and control system and four Mitsubishi ARG (Anti Rolling Gyro) stabilisers that reduce roll by over 50 percent.