Presented at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the new Custom Line 120′ is the result of the collaboration between Francesco Paszkowski Design, the Ferretti Group Strategic Product Committee and Engineering Department. She is the first Custom Line planing yacht designed by the Milanese architect and will debut next summer. Construction will be in the Group’s plants in La Spezia.
The Custom Line 120’ reimagines and combines many stylistic elements, even from automotive design and residential architecture, adding through research to bring out shapes and volumes, through layout choices in line with the most recent trends in contemporary living.
Totally new is the design of the hull shapes and lines, which will be realized by infusing and assembling the built structures together, to ensure maximum strength and lightness, thanks to the use of carbon.
The exterior profile is sleek and powerful: strong lines running from bow to stern, giving life to an exciting scene of alternating materials and colors of structural materials and the dark tinted windows; to the cockpit cover and the hardtop, both in metallic gray, give a more aggressive and dynamic look even while in port or at anchor.
The windows in the hull are large and generous, while on deck the windows are floor to ceiling and create direct contact with the sea thanks to the pulpits which replace traditional gunwales.
MAIN DECK INTERIOR
The cockpit design is striking with its contemporary style, thanks to the innovative large window that is divided in two sections and can be opened separately. 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, coming down from the ceiling can rotate 180°.
Another prominent innovation is the elevation of the superstructure. This height difference, compared to the bridge, allows for an unparalleled view from the raised salon. The side windows, which are slightly curved, enhance the feeling of living close to the sea.
The concept is inspired by the luxury language of residential furnishing designs, offering:
– The support columns, which include lighting systems, audio and air conditioning;
– A single open space decorated with curtains;
– The large central living room, with large windows for panoramic views.
The wide master suite is located at main deck and offers large windows, a double bed on the left and a seating area on the starboard side.
There are 4 guest cabins: 2 aft doubles feature a spectacular arrangement of beds, aimed at the side to enhance the view through the large hull windows. The 2 forward cabins have single beds to which you can add a pullman bed. All are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with separate shower.
EXTERNAL BOW AND STERN AREAS
The patented DMT – Dual Mode Transom is implemented by the installation of two scuttles that when sailing, cover the rise to the cockpit steps allowing for maximum clean lines to the stern. As the ship comes to a halt, they disappear in the central part of the stern, allowing guests to access on board. From the garage down in the water, an up to 18 feet tender and a personal watercraft with three seats can be placed.
TECHNOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE
Custom Line 120′ installs a pair of MTU 16V 2000 M94 engines with 2638 mhp, reaching up to 22 knots cruising speed and 25 knots at top speed (preliminary data). Cruising speed is 11 knots, with a range exceeding 1,050 nautical miles according to preliminary data.
The highest level comfort at anchor is possible thanks to the standard installation of stabilizer fins with electro underway functionality and zero speed, and propeller in the bow thrusters. On request a second propeller at the stern and gyrostabilizers can be installed. Maximum attention is also given to sound proofing and reducing the impact of power units and generators during the stop at anchor: Custom Line 120 ‘has a floating floor and an additional insulation between bulkheads and ceilings. The integrated bridge was built along with Axon Marine by NAVIOP.