Italy’s Ferretti Group has announced that the first hull of the Custom Line 108 touched water at the shipyard’s La Spezia production site.
The launch marked the end of the onshore production process of the first hull of the planing yacht. The yard is currently working on the construction of three more hulls of this model.
“The creation of the first Custom Line 108 has spread great enthusiasm across the shipyard, which has worked very hard over the last few months to successfully get to the launch of this new yacht,” explains Stefano de Vivo, Ferretti Group’s chief commercial officer. The new yacht, together with the other Custom Line models and all other Ferretti Group new crafts, will be presented in September at the Monaco and Cannes boat shows.
Fitting-out operations and interiors are going to be completed on the new Custom Line 108 over the next few days. At the same time, the Group’s engineering department will be performing hull performance trials and checking all onboard equipment and systems, including the patented Dual Mode Transom, which controls the movement of the transom, and the innovative ‘VOTIS’ (Videoworks One Touch Infotainment System) infotainment software.
The yacht will also stand out for a very limited consumption. Preliminary date indicate a range at the economic cruising speed of 12 knots will reach 1,000 nautical miles.
The Custom Line 108’ will be equipped with electro-hydraulic stabilizing fins with underway and zero speed functions. The propulsion system comprises two MTU 16V 2000 M94, 2638 Mhp engines, allowing it to reach a maximum speed of 26 knots and a cruising speed of 23 knots, and ensuring a range of 350 and 430 nautical miles, respectively.
Once all these operations are completed, the yacht will be delivered to its owner from continental Europe during a dedicated official ceremony.