[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he new project Custom Line 106’ is a product of the partnership between the Francesco Paszkowski Design studio, the Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department and the Product Strategy Committee led by the engineer Piero Ferrari.
Alberto Galassi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ferretti Group, stated:
“The Custom Line 106’ marks another step forward in the growth of the Ferretti Group brand dedicated to large fibreglass yachts. This exceptional vessel complements the Custom Line planing-hull selection, which comes together with the array of semi-displacing models to form a comprehensive range for owners who want sizeable spaces, cutting-edge technological solutions, style and comfort: in other words, Custom Line excellence.”
The design of the lines on the bottom and the hull helps it to replicate and build on the outstanding hydrodynamic performance of the latest models in the brand’s planing range.
Francesco Paszkowski explained:
“In the design of the new 106’, a number of the brand’s distinctive features have been emphasized and new stylistic traits have been introduced. As is plain to see in various places, efforts have been made to break down the boundaries between the exterior and the interior. The new technical solutions and all of the aspects of the exterior and interior lines are closely interlinked, as they are all parts of a single architectural arrangement with perfect balance between the forms and functions”.
The exterior of the new project has large floor surfaces, that are all interconnected. To the stern is a more advanced version of the patented DMT – Dual Mode Transom system. It features two hatches that cover the stairs when the vessel is in motion, thus giving the stern an unbeatably clean-cut appearance. When the ship stops, they disappear into the central part of the door so that guests can climb up. From the garage, a tender of up to 5.45 metres and a three-person jet ski can be lowered into the water. On the raised central island there are sofas and upholstered seating with reclining backrests and on the bow area there is a large sun pad spanning a total of 36 m² (387 square feet). There is also an additional garage and the forward area is directly connected to the 53 m² flybridge by a walkway. Protected by two large windows on the sides, it has a standard hard top with two skylights. In addition, Bimini tops or canopies can be fitted to provide shade in the external areas.
The interiors of the main deck are bathed in natural light thanks to the large, full-height windows. Further along the starboard side, there is a full-beam master cabin in the foredeck. It is 6.50 m wide and contains plenty of storage space for the owner, as well as two dressing rooms and a large bathroom with dual facilities and a central shower. On request, a panoramic terrace can be added. The port-side bulwark of the main deck provides access to the galley, the crew quarters, and the integrated raised bridge. The layout on the lower deck contains four standard cabins: two VIP cabins amidships and two twin ones forward, all with separate bathrooms.
The Custom Line 106’ is fitted with twin MTU 16V engines rated at 2217 mhp, which can take it to a maximum speed of 23 knots (preliminary data). Alternatively, it is possible to ask for twin MTU 16V engines, which can generate 2638 mhp and reach a maximum speed of 26 knots (preliminary data). The standard version is equipped with electro-hydraulic stabilizing fins, offering both underway and zero-speed modes. On request, gyroscopic stabilizers can also be fitted for maximum comfort at anchor.