Custom Line, the famed, well-established Italian shipyard that has since its foundation been part of the Ferretti Group alongside other internationally famous brands like CRN, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft and of course Ferretti Yachts, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The Custom Line fleet, which has been highly successful worldwide, currently comprises two different product ranges, with targeted positioning in two different commercial segments. The planing series offers the entry level Custom Line 97’ model, 29.7 metres in length, as well as a mid-range model, the Custom Line 108’, 32.9 metres in length, and the top range Custom Line 124’ model, 37.8 metres in length. The other range is the Navetta series, which current consists of the Navetta 28 model, 93 feet in length, and the Navetta 33 Crescendo model, 107 feet in length. However, this yacht series is due to be expanded in the near future thanks to the Italian shipyard’s decisive strategy of strong expansion and larger and larger sizes in its products, a strategy chosen in spite of the continuation of the difficult global economic circumstances. Two new models are about to join the Navetta series, the 122-foot Navetta 37 and the Navetta 42, which is nearly 138 feet in length. Navetta 37 was presented by Custom Line last year at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach with the first hull of the motor yacht to be launched and presented this year, while Navetta 42 was presented by Custom Line at Yachts Miami Beach this year and the first hull will take to the water in 2018. Both vessels share the same naval platform, developed and built in-house by the Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department, and both are the successful result of close, active teamwork between the Engineering Department and the Italian firm Zuccon International Project, all under the expert supervision of the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee. Given its substantial size, Navetta 42 will be the biggest vessel ever built by the shipyard, making it Custom Line’s new flagship. Its generous volume – apparent in the fact that this is the first time that a Custom Line vessel has exceeded a gross tonnage of 300 GT – means that Navetta 42 features extraordinarily large spaces, based on a rational, optimised arrangement of the various flows of foot traffic on board. The crew’s work can therefore be carried out and its services can be provided efficiently, while at the same time the owner and guests can enjoy total privacy and complete freedom of movement. In its basic standard version, which can be modified to meet the various needs of the shipyard’s clientele, Navetta 42’s general layout covers four decks. One prominent characteristic is the captain’s cabin, which is positioned on the upper deck next to the bridge. However, the real stand-out feature is the huge private owner’s suite occupying the entire forward section of the main deck. The guest accommodation is located on the lower deck, and can consist of four or five staterooms at the owner’s request, while the forward section houses the crew quarters that provide accommodation for up to seven crew. An intelligent design solution for the garage for the tender and water toys features a new launch and haulage system using a laterally opening hatch in the ship’s side. This has made it possible to obtain an aft section entirely dedicated to the extensive sea-level beach club, a versatile space that is all about complete relaxation for the owner and guests. As with all the motor yachts that proudly bear the Custom Line logo, the fittings of both the exteriors and the interiors of the new Navetta 42 will be fully customisable by the owner, with a furnishing and decoration style that flawlessly, faithfully reflects the owner’s personal, individual look. The owner also has a genuinely broad range of options when it comes to the technical side, such as the choice of differing configurations for the propulsion system, with five different engine packages available to meet a variety of user needs. Whichever solution proves to be most suitable for the type of sailing that fits the owner’s lifestyle, Navetta 42 will offer an extensive range potentially in excess of 3,000 nautical miles – a transatlantic reach – at the economy cruising speed of 10 knots (based on preliminary data). This is achieved thanks to both the generous capacity of the fuel tanks and the high efficiency of the waterlines of the hull, which has a standard keel optimised using CFD (computational fluid dynamics) software.