First Custom Line 120’ takes to the sea
Published: Friday, 01 December 2017
Built for an American owner, the first Custom Line 120’ was launched at the Ferretti Group shipyard in La Spezia and will make her world debut in the US in early 2018.
(Photo: Ferretti Group - Custom Line 120')
The technical launch took place in the presence of Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi, the Group's Senior Management and the Custom Line Engineering and Sales teams. Attending the event as the owner's representatives were the yacht's captain and Jason Wood, the US broker through whom the sale was made.
The official delivery is due at the end of 2017. Afterwards, Custom Line 120’ will head for the United States for its world première event in Florida.
The new yacht will then make Miami its base, where it will sail between Florida and the Caribbean and will also provide a charter service.
The product of a joint effort between the design studio of Milan-based architect Francesco Paszkowski and the Ferretti Group's Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department, Custom Line 120’ marks a turning point in the development of the brand's planning fleet and is set to become the icon of a new era for Custom Line.
A new feature is the hull’s construction process, created through infusion moulding. These structures are built and assembled as a sandwich to provide maximum solidity and lightness, which are enhanced by the use of carbon fibre.
The design of the cockpit is contemporary, thanks to a large window subdivided into two sections which swing open separately to create an area that can be used to lengthen the cockpit and extend the lounge.
On the upper deck, the comfort of a flybridge and the sportiness of a coupé blend in a panoramic deck with an aerodynamic design in privacy, a setting offering owner and guests a relaxation area complete with jacuzzi.
Custom Line 120’ is equipped with twin MTU 16V 2,000 M94 engines, generating 2638 MHP, reaching a cruising speed of 22 knots and a top speed of 25 knots (preliminary specifications).
As per tradition, all internal furnishings have been customised to suit the owner's wishes.
The second Custom Line 120’ is currently under construction at the La Spezia production facility, while the hull of the third yacht will be transferred to the Liguria site in January 2018.