Custom Line Reveals New Navetta 50

By Heather Collier

The new flagship makes its debut in the aluminium yacht segment under 500 GT and introduces some highly appealing features: upper deck master suite, interconnection between interiors and exteriors, glazed surfaces, and a refined and sophisticated architectural interior design by ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel.

Exceptionally roomy with maximum comfort, the Navetta 50 expresses true Italian excellence, combined with the unique features of a cruising yacht, with unparalleled style and well-being on board.

Crafted entirely with aluminium, with a displacement hull under 500 GT, a length of 49.90 m and a beam of 9.60 m, the Custom Line Navetta 50 spans across four decks in a layout that revolves around the positioning of the master suite in the bow on the upper deck, from which all the onboard spaces develop.

In terms of her accommodation, she can host her owner and guests across the span of four guest cabins on the lower deck, accommodating a total of 10 people on board and nine members of crew, including the captain.

The master suite is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a 180-degree view and provides direct access to a large private terrace in the bow, complete with sunset solarium. This distinctive Custom Line connection between ajoining rooms is also replicated in all the guest areas and particularly the lounges on the main and upper decks; an illusion obtained by using large floor-to-ceiling windows and reflective surfaces.

The project is the result of collaboration between the Strategic Product Department led by Mr. Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard Engineering Unit. The exterior styling was also penned by Filippo Salvetti, while ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel designed the interior architecture and decoration, adding a sense of refinement and sophistication that encapsulate's the values and heritage of the brand. 

With an interior based on sophisticated detailing, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel wanted to ensure that the Navetta's inner story-telling was defined by a use of fine, sustainable materials, including natural leathers, used both in the finishes and in the custom designed furnishings, resulting from the great skill of the yard’s craftsmen. 

When approaching her exterior design, the outdoor spaces were designed to run from bow to stern give each deck its own individual personality, creating what are best described as terraces overlooking the water to enjoy at any time of day.

The magnificent beach club at the water’s edge is in direct contact with the aft outdoor area on the main deck, which is fitted out as a private lounge. These two exterior spaces are integrated to perfection by the rectangular pool in the stern and the result is an incredibly atmospheric.

The use of aluminium rather than steel, which weighs three times as much, cuts consumption by about 10-15% on a 50-metre boat of the same size and volume (GT). The best efficiency is obtained at low rpm and the cruising speed for which the vessel is designed, with an increase in range measured in nautical miles estimated at 10-15%, making the Navetta 50 highly sustainable for a yacht of her size.

At shipyard level, the Superyacht Yard in Ancona has a trigeneration plant producing electric, heat and cooling power, which reduces the consumption of electricity by up to 79% and heat energy by 32%, with annual primary energy savings of 20%.

Construction work on Custom Line Navetta 50 will start at the end of the year and the yacht will be ready for presentation in 2024.

By Heather Collier