Designer Bernardo Zuccon, Navetta 37 chief designer for Studio Zuccon International Project illustrates the philosophy, working method and objectives behind their work on the latest stunning Custom Line project.
“The Navetta 37 project represents a huge step forward in the history of Ferretti Group’s Custom Line since it can be considered a true trailblazer for a new interpretive path of the brand philosophy.
This boat has distinguishing style and features that strongly characterize her, breaking away from the brand tradition without losing trace of the previous models’ formal and functional contribution. Elements and data that have proved successful through the years are therefore preserved but they all have been reinterpreted and reworked accordingly to the new vision. The challenge has been to create a new designing formula that would guarantee the greatest possible comfort on board, while at the same time lending the vessel dynamism and a volumetric balance more akin to products with higher performance.
This result in a sort of formal contamination that has enriched the Navetta classic image by adding new volumetric content, giving her lines more dynamism and sportiness, thus intensifying the appeal for all the Owners who are not necessarily looking for great speed but still feel the charm of the sporty lines. The exterior design perfectly reflects this idea of dynamism: the lines are slender and essential but, at the same time, are able to transmit great sense of solidity and strength. All in the name of a ‘Timeless’ product, that can live and sail for a long time.
As for the interior design, the main focus has been on the stylistic interpretation of the significant given from the word ‘Custom’. The Owner has to be able to play and color the yacht, as if it were a blank canvas, at his own discretion and according to his desire. This meant that on one side the Studio was focused on locating those industrial elements that could allow a productive standardization, while on the other hand releasing a few functional and distributive elements, so to ensure wider chance for a customization.
The external areas, for instance, were conceived as empty spaces to be fulfilled: wide terraces above the sea characterized by few fixed elements and a lot of space for personal decoration, thanks to a wide assortment of loose furniture. Navetta 37 is like a huge floating villa that can be decorated and reinvented in style and function according to one’s own personal taste.
In the interiors, apart from a physiological structural rigidity defined by the layout, the owner will have a wide range of choice regarding materials and furniture. Among the most innovative elements on board there is the full beam Owner suite: Navetta 37 is in fact the first in the Custom Line series to feature a fore wide body area, thus allowing the Owner to exploit at best the space in that portion of the yacht.
The concept of Navetta embodies a very romantic element: in close connection with the history of navigation, it highly represents the passion and dedication towards the sea. Zuccon International Project has developed over the years a personal interpretation of this relationship, which has become an essential element in the definition of each project and a starting point in everyone of our jobs: outdoor spaces are appraised to the full so to maintain a direct and constant contact with the sea. Therefore, onboard the Navetta 37, it was carried out a balance research to promote outdoor spaces, keeping them in close relationship with the interiors to create a visual and physical connection with the surrounding environment. Perfect examples of this interconnection can be found on the Upper Deck, where a system of sliding doors allows the outdoor terrace to enter the internal living area creating a single environment, and on the Main Deck as well, where sliding windows allow to set up a very formal dining area without ever losing contact with the sea.
With the same prospective, the bow area has been enhanced and strengthened: no longer an exclusively technical space while more of an increasingly exploited area, with great potential to become one of the main focus for the on board life. The Sun Deck remains a key element thanks to the panoramic view, a private and exclusive deck entirely dedicated to the guest’s relax and amusement.
Finally, great attention also to the crew area: priority was given to the people flow, keeping the crew and guest’s paths separated, an expedient that can be usually found on larger vessels.”
Bernardo Zuccon – Zuccon International Project
[toggle title=”About Zuccon International Project” state=”close”]Founded in Rome by the architects Gianni Zuccon and his wife Paola Galeazzi, Zuccon International Project are highly skilled multidisciplinary architects and industrial designers. Active in various sectors producing designs for offices and especially yachts, they are considered a leading international design firm. Today, they are working extensively with four of the seven brands of the Ferretti Group. In 2013 launched the new brand Zuccon SuperYacht Design (ZSYD).[/toggle]