Contemporary vibes on-board

Photos courtesy of Custom Line


 An aerial view with the aft deck and the drop-down platform of the beach club.


After its official premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018, Navetta 42 – the new flagship yacht built by Custom Line – was one of the protagonists of the Monaco Yacht Show 2018.


With a length of 41.8 metres (137' 2" ft.) and a beam of 8.1 metres (26’7’’ ft.) the boat features four decks and a fully-customisable internal layout conceived to offer maximum livability in all areas, with impressive lengths and heights above two metres in the interior spaces. The final project is the result of a two-year collaboration among the Product Strategy Committee headed by engineer Piero Ferrari, the Group’s Engineering Department, Studio Zuccon International Project and architect Luca Bombassei, for Luca Bombassei Studio. A sleek elegance defines the spacious and bright interiors conceived as an up-to-date boating residence inspired by residential architecture where volumes become fluid and blur the boundary between inside and outside spaces.


An innovation introduced for the first time on this yacht is the pull-out balcony inside the owner’s suite. Developed in collaboration with Fratelli Canalicchio, the surface of 50 square metres on the main deck can be provided on request. Another important feature of the project is the lift, which on request can go from the lower deck all the way to the sundeck. Custom Line Navetta 42 also exploits the yacht’s generous spaces all the way to the far end of the stern, with a large beach area at water level.


Most of the yacht’s freestanding solutions and interior furnishings are by Minotti. Walnut and dark oak are the dominant essences and are combined with the lacquered surfaces of the ceilings, while the overall palette ranges from grey to beige, with captivating teal details.


Two views of the panoramic salon of the upper deck furnished with Minotti’s Lawrence and Lawrence Clan seating system, a Jacob side table, and two Russell armchairs. In the foreground, on the left, a Leger side table.


The exclusive owner’s suite, with a surface of 50 square metres, opens on the pull-out balcony, developed in collaboration with Fratelli Canalicchio, that features two Creed “Small” armchairs with a swivel base and a Cesar “Outdoor” side table.


Architect Luca Bombassei, in describing his project, highlights that he aimed 'to bring the contemporaneity of metropolitan life to the sea: when you’re on-board, you feel like you’re in a penthouse that could be located in the center of Milan or New York, but surrounded by the sea. You’d be able to live on-board all year round, mooring the boat in Stromboli in Summer and in Manhattan on New Year’s Eve.


A yacht conceived as a real home that, thanks to its urban furnishings, its works of art – such as the Francis Bacon painting or the textile work by Carla Accardi – its flawless space for rituals and daily activities, follows you and makes you feel as if the sea were part of your everyday life. 

The palette of colours and textures correspond to the multi-faceted aspects of the marine environment: Sardinian sand tones for the upholstery and Mediterranean Sea turquoise for the rugs with their shimmering shades. I believe that my studio, in collaboration with the expertise of Ferretti and Minotti, has succeeded in the objective to give to the owner all the emotions he was looking for, living on the sea surrounded by art, beauty, and technology.'


The panoramic terrace of the main deck is furnished with a “U” shaped Alison Iroko “Outdoor” sofa and a coffee table from the same family, which are defined by their simple squared-off lines, and a set of Cesar “Outdoor” sculpture-side tables.


A relax corner with a Russell armchair and ottoman.


The tailor-made interior design testifies the endless possibilities for personalisation offered by Custom Line, allowing the owner to create the kind of environment that best suits his/her tastes.