Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel tell the story of the interiors of the new Custom Line Navetta 30

In a virtual press conference organized by the yard, the prestigious Milan-based architecture studio Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel could introduce their approach in the realization of the interiors for the new Custom Line Navetta 30.

The multi-disciplinary design studio, among the most prominent ones globally, works in the fields of architecture, urban planning and interior design and is not new to the yachting sector. In the past they have already developed a couple of projects for Sanlorenzo and has a dedicated department headed by Arch. Chiara Massarani, sailor and great lover of yachting.

The philosophy of the studio, already declined in the previous works, favors “essentiality” rather than “abundance”, and continues also in this new design challenge, but as specifies Patricia Viel, “with a much more maturity because it benefits from the unparalleled know-how of Ferretti Group, which is present in the market with the widest range of products, models and brand”.

Navetta 30 has the exteriors designed by Filippo Salvetti, who has been collaborating with Ferretti Group since 2016. The unit that will debut at the next Cannes boat show is the first chapter of this collaboration between Citterio-Viel and the Italian shipyard. A second model in the hands of the Milanese studio regards the new Navetta 48 whose details will be unveiled soon.

As regards Navetta 30 some significant new technical and design features have been introduced with the new model, involving unprecedented solutions for the brand. With a length of 28.43m (93 ft) and a beam of 7.3m (24 ft), it is a product of the partnership between the Ferretti Group’s Strategic Product Committee, headed by engineer Piero Ferrari, and its Engineering Department.

As specified by Patricia Viel during the presentation, “Eng. Ferrari is also yacht owner and a person who really loves cruising, he is a great connoisseur and great expert of yachting life, he gave us a significant contribution by identifying himself as potential owner and taking part in every aspect of the creativity process, from the development of the exteriors to the interior design, up to the smallest detail”.

Navetta 30 is the smallest displacement yacht in the Custom Line range and it is under construction in the Super Yacht Yard in Ancona. As underlined by Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer Ferretti Group, in the course of the presentation, hull and superstructure have already been assembled and the unit is almost ready to be launched.

“The goal is to present the model at Cannes, if there will be no further obstacles to the production caused by the Coronavirus emergency”. De Vivo also reminds the position of the Custom Line brand in the market: “Born in 1996 in order to satisfy the clients’ needs regarding larger boats with wider customization possibilities, more than 250 yachts have ben produced as at today. This is an incredible result if we consider how the economic crisis of 2008/2010 negatively impacted on our sector”. Custom Line has already been appreciated by a high number of clients and the brand is at the core of Ferretti Group strategies, which in 2015 decided for the renewal of the entire range: the planing models (106′ and 120′) have been re-designed by Francesco Paszkowski and the new Navetta range (30, 33, 37, 42 and 48) introduce volumes further increased in order to offer owners and their guests incomparable well-being.

The classic, perfectly poised profile of the yacht places the emphasis on the way the lines stretch out horizontally, highlighting this aspect of the design so that the vertical connections between the decks almost go unnoticed. In addition, for the first time the drop from the superstructure on the upper deck has been shortened near the glazed window of the Owner’s cabin, giving the yacht a more streamlined shape that is even racier and sportier. But one of the most striking aspects of the new yacht is a gap between the hull and the superstructure, which has been created by raising the joints with the upper deck to form two clearly separate parts. “The Custom Line displacement range has been expanded by the addition of the new Navetta 30, which blends generous volumes with an attractive, graceful design whose classic charms never grow old. It might have the capabilities of a ship, but it is full of harmoniously balanced visual appeal. It was essential to find the right balance between the hull and the superstructure and emphasise the way the external lines stretch out horizontally in order to add a little vivacious verve to this distinctive, complex creation”, states architect Filippo Salvetti.

The exterior design features large glazed windows in the hull and superstructure, with deck heights of more than 2 m and very spacious areas forward and aft. With finishes and furniture that match those insides, the outdoor spaces can be used not only for dining but also for relaxing and reflecting, thus providing unrivalled potential for people to get a little privacy and enjoy life on board. Great prominence has been given to the connections between inside and outside areas. The former has been opened up to the exterior as much as possible to offer broader, more panoramic views reaching out over the sea to the horizon.

This project breaks new ground in many significant ways, starting with the incredible volumes: its three decks are unprecedented for a yacht of this length. The 100% wide body configuration means that Owners and their guests have a full beam Owner’s suite and lounge on the main deck at their disposal, in addition to four VIP cabins and a crew area on the lower deck. There is a dining area and lounge on the upper deck, which provides access to the integrated bridge that is located further forward. The exceptionally large sun deck rounds off a line-up that is second to none. To lay the foundations for it all, a brand-new hull has been created, with lines on the bottom that extend it forward. It is designed not only to host very large spaces but also to offer superb performance and minimize consumption. The innovative interior design scheme was developed in partnership with Citterio Viel. The firm has given traditional maritime style – from the concept to the colour palette – a contemporary twist.

The mood for the interior design was inspired by the sophisticated elegence typical of the Hermes style

The classic design of the curved lines on the furniture and window frames presents a modern outlook on nautical traditions, as does the use of teak. Its timeless allure is complemented by the vibrant “sporty chic” of carbon detailing, surfaces with quartz fibre combined with fibre glass to create customised textures, sophisticated lacquer and fabrics with ultramarine blue stripes.

“The interior design was developed in partnership with the engineers and architects who designed the hull of the yacht”, states Patricia Viel. “BIM enables us to control every single volume perfectly, thus ensuring that the lighting and interior design schemes fit in flawlessly around the shape of the hull”.

The decision was made to reject a more residential outlook and avoid a clear distinction between the yacht itself and the items on board. Built-in furniture was specially designed and made using natural leather, solid wood and plywood, with some exquisite craftsmanship on display.

The firm proposed furnishing solutions that were created exclusively for this yacht and two aesthetic approaches: a “textured mood” that was fresher and more youthful, and a less elaborate, more classical “wooden mood” in which wood was the predominant material.

The Custom Line Navetta 30 is ideal for travelling long distances with low fuel consumption and performance at the top of its class. It comes with twin MAN I6 800 mhp engines as standard. As per preliminary data, it has a transatlantic range of approximately 2,150 nautical miles at a fuel-efficient cruising speed of 10 knots. Two other twin engine options are available: Twin MAN V8 1000 mhp engines, as fitted on the first unit / Twin MAN V8 1200 mhp engines.

To give maximum comfort at anchor, Navetta 30, that falls within CE Class A, is equipped with stabilising fins, which can be fitted in conjunction with Seakeeper systems on request.

The fact and has volumes that have never been seen before in this segment of the market. This is thanks in part to unparalleled soundproofing based on targeted mathematical analysis of each and every source of noise onboard, and the installation of a floating floor to reduce the transmission of sound from the engine room to the living areas, while also softening the sound of footsteps.