Italy’s Ferretti Group launched its first Custom Line 120, built for an American owner, at its shipyard in La Spezia last month. The new jewel in the planing fleet is the first to carry the signature of Francesco Paszkowski Design. It will be making its world premiere in the US in early 2018.
The technical launch took place in the presence of Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi, the group's senior management, and the Custom Line engineering and sales teams. Attending the event as the owner's representatives were the yacht's captain and Jason Wood, the US broker through whom the sale was made.
The official delivery is due at the end of 2017. Afterwards Custom Line 120’ will head to the US world première event in Florida. The new yacht will then make Miami its base, where it will sail between Florida and the Caribbean and will also provide a charter service.
The product of a joint effort between the design studio of Milan-based architect Francesco Paszkowski and the Ferretti Group's Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Department, Custom Line 120’ marks a major turning point in the development of the brand's planing fleet and is set to become the icon of a new era for Custom Line, says Ferretti.
The yacht combines traditional stylistic features of boating with elements and characteristics that are typical of automotive design and civil architecture. A very thorough research on contemporary trends has also enhanced forms and volumes through furnishing choices in line with state-of-the-art interior design.
Custom Line 120’ is equipped with twin MTU 16V 2,000 M94 engines, generating 2,638mhp, reaching a cruising speed of 22kt and a top speed of 25kt (preliminary specifications).
The second Custom Line 120’ is currently under construction at the La Spezia production facility, while the hull of the third yacht will be transferred to the Liguria site in January 2018.