Elegant distinguishing traits coupled to extensive personalisation are only some of the valuable qualities this Navetta 42 possesses.
She is the Custom Line flagship and the yard’s first to be above 300 GT.
Zuccon International Project and Francesco Paskowski Design studios have revolutionised the designs of Gruppo Ferretti’s Navetta and Planante lines completely. The latest model to hit the water was the Custom Line Navetta 42, a four decker with a semi-displacing hull of over 300 GT.
Two years worth of project design work were injected into this project which in addition to Zuccon studio’s collaboration, involved Piero Ferrari at the head of the Comitato Strategico di Prodotto and Gruppo Ferretti’s Engineering Department in the project. This 42 metre now sports the lines obviously re-proportioned of the lines originally introduced by Zuccon in the Navetta 33 and Navetta 37 models – which will be also clearly visible on the smaller Navetta 30 – with the unprecedented introduction of a beach club in the stern area with a semi- floodable garage en suite.
The accrued volumes gave greater freedom for development and thus Zuccon’s studio offers considerably more opportunities to owners wanting to personalise layout and decor. This is facilitated also by Studio Luca Bombassei’s partnership that will accompany the owner through the considerable range of free standing furniture and materials available.
The first unit presented at the Cannes and Monaco Yachts Shows in 2018 sported fine fabrics in dark colours namely walnut and oak which were coupled harmoniously with grey and beige hues and petrol green finishes. The ceilings were specially lacquered to contrast, with the steel bronze details of the door handles and grab rails and the reflecting steel finishes of the doors.
The atmosphere as you enter the eleven metre long saloon/living area whispers modern elegance throughout and comprises a dining table with seating for six in correspondence of which there are two large sliding cut glass floor to ceiling panels. When slid open the starboard one leads to a small terrace whereas the port side one does not open. On request both panels can have the same characteristics. Proceeding towards the bow section along a passage way there’s a day head, a set of stairs and a lift which on request can connect every deck but on this first unit the lift reaches the upper deck alone.
The surface area of the owner’s suite in the bow is of 50 square metres, it comprises a private study, a small lounge, a double bed and his/her bathroom. On this first model the owner’s cabin sported integrated carpeting which was flush with the contouring parquet wood floor. An unprecedentedly extractable terrace was fitted in collaboration with Fratelli Canalicchio on that first model. It can be installed on request.
The main decks on Navetta 37 and 42 are of the ‘floating’ variety to minimize vibration, and dampen noise. To this end the Group’s engineering team made ample use of noise dampeners in each area comprising rubber lined joints between the drive shafts and reduction boxes accordingly.
The guest cabins are situated along the lower deck, three are doubles and the fourth has twin single beds with the possibility of a foldaway bunk as well. Each cabin has its own dedicated bathroom and mirror television set which at first glance looks like a painting.
A large, elegantly appealing lounge takes the lion’s share along the upper deck where Minotti sofas and armchairs contribute in making this area very welcoming. Cut glass sliding panels lead out to the deck and external lounge which can be covered over also with an electrically operated hardtop to protect from excessive wind and rain. The upper deck also hosts a dining table with seating capacity for ten and swivelling pop up television set which can serve both areas accordingly. And a ‘made to measure’ K-Array designed plug ‘n play versatile audio system is extended to the main deck. Further forward toward the bow you come to the captain’s cabin and helm controls station initialled by Team Italia. It comprises five monitors, of which two are touch screen and the last but not the least is an innovative ‘stretched’ screen. Integrated gauges and aFAR radar complete the setup. On deck and further forward of the helm controls station there’s another lounge offering privacy and relaxation to its guests also thanks to its surface area of 50 square metres.
By comparison the sun deck above is 18 metres long and sports a surface area of 92 square metres in which there are 4 distinct and customizable areas. The first model was set up as follows: From the stern section of this deck a fully equipped sun bathing platform, then proceeding forwards a convivial area with sofas and seats by Roda shaded by a hard top forward of which we come to a dining area with a bar cabinet and pool area.
In the engine room there’s room enough for a variety of solutions from: two 1,623 HP CAT C32 ACERT V12 engines, but on request more powerful or less powerful ones can be installed : two 1,725 HPMTU 12V 2000 M86, or a pair of 1,469 HP MTU 12V 2000 MT72, or a pair of 1,470 HP CAT C32 ACERT V12 engines which were installed into this first model. With these, top speed is 16 knots and range at econ. speed of 10 knots is up to 3,000 nm.
For further information: Ferretti – Custom Line
by Fabiano Maresca
The sea trial was pubblished in Superyacht 63 – Autumn 2019