Custom Line’s new Navetta 33 is a radical reinvention of the typical Italian Navetta-style boat. Instead of a cumbersome, trawler-like vessel, the four-deck Custom Line is sleek and ship-like in appearance, with all the features one can expect on a modern superyacht. The design team—which included Piero Ferrari of the famed sports car dynasty, Studio Zuccon International Project, and the Ferretti Group’s in-house engineering group—came up with a bold new concept that mates a seaworthy hull to a contemporary exterior that includes a full-featured flybridge (with lounges, wet bar, sunbeds, and swimming pool), a generous foredeck with lounges and sun beds, and two exterior aft cockpit spaces on the main and upper decks.
Navettas have traditionally been designed with simple, down-home styles, but this 108-footer’s interior is contemporary Italian, with natural black-walnut paneling covering the walls along with colorful modern artwork and stainless trim. The lower saloon (there is a second saloon on the deck above) encompasses about a third of the 110-foot hull length, so the social and dining areas have an unusually large sense of space. The forward master suite is nearly the same length and includes a walk-in closet, full-beam bathroom, and desk and vanity in the bedroom.
The sense of opulence in this master is rarely seen on yachts this size and are certainly not the traditional Navetta style. But the Navetta 33 does share traits with its predecessors, including a blue-water hull that has a 2,000-mile range with twin 1,400 hp MAN engines. The Dual-Mode Transom is a great benefit for long-distance cruisers; the rear swim platform drops below the water, flooding the garage for simple tender launching. It also creates a submersible platform if guests want access to the water from the now-expanded beach club area. The revolution will continue next year when Custom Line launches its 138-foot Navetta 42.