It is thought that a project must always start from the base and on this then all the necessary elements are developed. But there are exceptions. And the new Shuttle displacement of 50 meters of Custom Line is one of these: its concept starts from the owner, or rather, from his suite.
Result of the collaboration between the Product Strategic Department, chaired by Eng. Piero Ferrari, and the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard Engineering, the exterior design was developed by the architect Filippo Salvetti; the interiors, on the other hand, are the work of Studio ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, which with the Ferretti Group brand continues in the search for a style that enhances its character, values and heritage.
"Navetta 50 Meters is the flagship of Custom Line - which this year celebrates 26 years in business", says Stefano De Vivo, cco Ferretti Group, "it will support the know-how of Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard Engineering; it will be all in aluminum, a light material that allows to use more volumes in the upper part of the ship without losing its stability; it allows us to consume less and reduce emissions".
Everything stems from the desire to move the owner's suite from the main deck to the upper deck, like boats over 60/70 meters and up. And this affected the whole project.
"The owner's area is the strength of the concept", says Filippo Salvetti, "And from here it also takes the shape and line of the boat that tells this presence, and it does with a sculptural treatment of the surfaces in this area: the flat surfaces from stern to bow open outwards and create a sort of frame right next to the owner's cabin which is the widest point of the ship.
In keeping with the style of the shuttles of the range, defined by a linear design with an abundance of light and dark, shutters and cuts have been inserted in the gunwale in the center of the boat, to give it more character".
The deck is walkaround: this means that from bow to stern the space is entirely passable, interconnected and for the exclusive use of the owner. And the small terrace at the bow is a private place: inviolable even to the eyes of the guests on board from the sundeck. The owner's suite is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, with a 180 degree view.
The interconnection between interiors and exteriors is the further distinctive feature of the Custom Line Navetta 50, in all guest areas, in particular in the salons on the main deck and the upper deck, thanks to the use of large full-height windows and reflective surfaces.
"The owner's cabin was the key that guided the weights of the project but above all the fact that you walk around the boat everywhere with full-height windows that make the interiors very transparent", says Patricia Viel.
"This led us to dematerialize the envelope; large windows alternate with very shiny surfaces in all spaces."The interior design is developed according to a concept aimed at the refinement of details and the use of precious and sustainable materials, including leather natural, used both in the finishes and in the more refined details of the custom design furnishings, the result of the great craftsmanship of the shipyard workers, which were also combined with pieces designed by Antonio Citterio.
The open-air spaces are fundamental: a spectacular sun deck where the open area at the bow can be used as a lounge and refreshment area plus over 70sqm of covered area dedicated to dining and American bar.
Naturally, there is also a aft beach which develops from the closed stern and opens onto the sea with a 35 meter platform which together with the cockpit and the internal area offer 120 square meters of living area in continuity and in direct contact. with the sea.