Published: Thursday, 24 November 2016

Recently presented at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Nov 3-7 in the US, Custom Line 120 from Ferretti Group will debut in the summer of 2017.

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(Photos: Custom Line - Custom 120)

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Italian shipyard collaborated between the Milanese architect’s studio, the Ferretti Group Strategic Product Committee and Engineering Department for the creation of Custom Line 120, which is the first planing yacht designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design. The model will be constructed in the Group’s plants in La Spezia and take to waters in the next summer.

The maxi yacht is the combination of many stylish elements from automotive design and residential architecture, with adequate research to bring out shapes and volumes. The layout choices are also in line with the most up-to-date lifestyle. As a result, the model is very much personalised to the Owner’s wishes. The design of the hull shapes and lines is new and will be realised by infusing the built structures in order to ensure maximum strength and lightness, thanks to the use of carbon.

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The yacht strives to have a sleek and powerful profile. The strong lines run from bow to stern, giving life to the scene of alternating materials and colours of structural materials and dark-tinted windows. An aggressive and dynamic look can be found, as the cockpit cover and the hardtop are in metallic grey.

On the main deck, large windows that are divided into two sections and can be opened separately give the cockpit a contemporary feel. Developed in collaboration with a company active in the aviation industry, it has an inclination that draws inspiration of the screen of a tablet. Over the window, the area is set up as a “lounge” decorated with teak and furnished to the stylistic code the interior with a sofa by the adjustable backrest. The TV from the ceiling can rotate 180°.

Another important innovation is the elevation of the superstructure. This height difference, compared to the bridge, allows the unparalleled view from the raised saloon. The slightly curved side windows enhance the feeling of living close to the sea.

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(Main saloon)

Inspired by the luxury residential furnishing designs, support columns are used, including lighting systems, audio and air conditioning. A single open space is decorated with curtains and the large central living room mounted with big windows.

The lobby is accessible to the formal dining area and the walkway, where one can go below the deck or to the master suite. The pantry can be entered from the outside. Going up from the pantry is the wheel house, which is furnished with sofas and a stern hatch to access the flybridge.

Four guest cabins are available on the yacht, with two aft doubles featuring a great arrangement of beds, aimed at the side to highlight the view via the huge hull windows. Another two are forward cabins with single beds, equipped with an en-suite bathroom and separate shower. The crew area at the bow is inlaid with a large dinette, Captain’s cabin with desk and private bathroom, hostess cabin and two double cabins for crew.

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(Main deck)

The panoramic bridge ensures privacy on the upper deck. The side windows integrated to the hard top offer protection for the cocktail area, the lounge and helm station/ The relaxation area, with freestanding furniture and hot tub, can be sheltered by a retractable bimini hard top supported by two poles integrated to the superstructure.

The 120ft yacht installs the patented Dual Mode Transom (DMT), implemented by two scuttles that cover the rise to the cockpit steps during sailing, allowing maximum clean lines to the stern. The scuttles disappear in the central part of the stern when the yacht stops so guests can go on board. From the garage down in the water, an up to 18ft tender and a personal watercraft with three seats can be placed.

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(Master cabin)

Another generous space in the bow can be accessed by the external stairs to the starboard side or through two doors in the flybridge, in correspondence the manoeuvre at the side stations. A walkway, created by two separate sunbeds, leads to the extreme bow, which is fitted with a large dinette, sofa and table, under which a garage can house a second tender or a Jetski.

A pair of MTU 16V 2000 M94 engines with 2638mhp enable the yacht to reach up to 22 knots cruising speed and maximum 25 knots. The economic cruising speed is 11 knots, which provides a range exceeding 1,050 nautical miles. Comfort at anchor is the result of the standard installation of stabiliser fins with electro underway functionality and zero speed, and propeller in the bow thrusters. A second propeller can be installed at the stern upon request. Custom Line 120 has a floating floor and an additional insulation between bulkheads and ceilings.

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