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Highlights of Custom Line’s new “dream yacht” Navetta 50 revealed

10 May 2023 • Written by Laura Nicholls for Custom Line

Work has begun on the construction of Custom Line’s brand-new flagship custom superyacht. With her recognisable lines, the 49.9-metre Custom Line Navetta 50 continues the legacy of the Italian yard’s range while marking a new era in the evolution of the brand. The four-deck yacht is not only the new flagship, but also the first aluminium alloy Custom Line vessel. This superyacht set to hit the water in 2024, and the Italian yard is confident she will be a "dream yacht" for many owners.

Devised by Piero Ferrari and his strategic department and the Ferretti Group’s superyacht engineering unit, comfort and practicality is at the heart of the yacht's design philosophy. The aluminium yacht comes in at under 500 GT with exterior styling by Filippo Salvetti and interiors by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel from ACPV Architects. The Custom Line Navetta 50 is refined and sophisticated with plenty of personality. 

Panoramic master suite

Positioned in the bow on the upper deck is the yacht’s crowing jewel. The owner’s suite grants 180-degree views from the suite’s floor-to-ceiling windows and has direct access to a large private terrace in the bow with a specially designed “sunset solarium”. 

Making the most of the yacht’s 9.6-metre beam, the suite features a freestanding bed in the centre of the room. As designer Viel describes, the space needed for the large windows on the upper deck was afforded by the bulwarks. Once the design was completed, Viel and Citterio developed every other onboard space.

The remaining accommodation on board the Custom Line Navetta 50 comes in the form of four guest cabins on the lower deck for a total of 10 people. These cabins benefit from furnishings that “lean” against the bulwarks. There are also rooms for up to nine members of crew, including the captain.

Edgy exterior

Turning to the exterior design, the lines are sculpted in a way that designer Filippo Salvetti describes as a “stylistic language used to give character, dynamism and strength”. At the same time, the designer has “preserved the classic and elegant soul” of the Custom Line Navetta.

Extra attention was given to the outdoor spaces, and the team has given each deck its “own personality”. Each area aims to be a terrace overlooking the water to enjoy at any time of day. The closest space to the water’s edge is the beach club. Set up as a private lounge area the beach club is integrated with the main deck aft via a rectangular swimming pool. As opposed to a traditional beach club, it is a modern open-air design, which is being used on a Custom Line yacht for the first time.

The large bow area can be customised to suit the owner, as can the bow section of the sundeck, where the owner can add a Jacuzzi and solarium. The rest of the sundeck’s layout includes a lounge and a 70-square-metre enclosed space for dining and drinks from the American bar. The sundeck is a fine example of how the Custom Line Navetta 50 offers well-connected interiors and exteriors. In all the guest areas and particularly the lounges on the main and upper decks, the interconnectivity is obtained through large floor-to-ceiling windows, mirrors and reflective surfaces.

Comfort levels and styling

To ensure the onboard environment is as comfortable as possible, the designers studied the yacht’s volumes in depth. A key contributor to the levels of comfort on board is the division of interior spaces, and how they have been utilised in size – near to what is often found on larger superyachts.

The main ambition for the interior design was to create sophisticated details with sustainable materials. Natural leathers have been used in various finishes and for custom-designed furnishings. Certified and sustainable Alpi Lignum walnut panelling was selected for its lack of added toxins, and Foglizzo natural hides and leathers are sourced from 100 per cent recycled materials and reused leather.

Sustainable building

To add to the sustainable credentials of the Custom Line Navetta 50, the choice of a lighter-weight aluminium hull and superstructure, rather than steel, reduces the yacht’s weight by a third and enables Custom Line to use create volume in the upper parts without compromising stability. As a result, the fuel consumption is cut by around 10 to 15 per cent in comparison to a 50-metre boat of the same size and volume. An owner looking to cruise most efficiently should opt for the Navetta 50’s cruising speed of 15 knots, which will deliver at least a 10 per cent increase in range.

To top it off, the Custom Line shipyard responsible for building the first Custom Line Navetta 50 has its own trigeneration plant that produces electricity, heat and cooling power to reduce the yard’s electricity consumption by up to 79 per cent and heat energy by 32 per cent.

To find out more about the Custom Line fleet and the Custom Line Navetta 50, contact the yard directly here.

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