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Innovation & Design: Disappearing Door Act

Custom Line 33


Ferretti Custom Line recently introduced a new project: the Navetta 33 Crescendo, a fiberglass, semi-displacement model with hard chine and deep keel. “Crescendo” means a build-up, or an upsurge and, in fact, the new model is an evolution of the previous Navetta 33. Italian shipyards call “Navetta” mid-range to long-range cruisers that emphasize comfort on board for longer stays at sea.

Studio Zuccon International Project in conjunction with AYT (the Ferretti Group’s research and design department) developed this classic and contemporary 107-footer for the well-known Italian shipyard.

Central to the concept are comfort, relaxation and openness to the surrounding sea. This new design brings in elements that may exist on large custom yachts but are rarely seen to date on this class of vessel. Large windows and doors are everywhere. A side balcony provides a terrace off the salon.

Particularly attractive is the bridge-deck design, with a panoramic dining room aft. Top-to-bottom glass panels that surround the round table and dining chairs slide open, leaving just a track on the teak deck. Even with the doors closed, guests can still enjoy great views. In beautiful weather, they open wide allowing fresh air and sunshine to flow throughout the deck.

The sun deck, accessible via a single staircase to the left, is a private space for sunbathing or a dip in the Jacuzzi. The comfortable owner’s suite is located forward on the main deck. For comfort at low speed and at anchor, the boat also has three Mitsubishi gyro stabilizers, able to reduce rolling motion by up to 50 percent.

This new model features Seamphony’s Audio-Video Media Server, with a built-in broadband Web-connection module and the brand-new control system to help fulfill the increasing demand for fast access to integrated entertainment, Web browsing, Internet and monitoring functions. Seamphony bases its technology on Apple computer software and philosophy.

Standard power comes by way of two 1,400-Mhp Man V12 engines; two 1,550-Mhp Man V12 engines are also available. With the latter engine configuration, the Navetta 33 Crescendo reaches a top speed of 20 knots and a cruise speed of 16.5 knots. The range, at 10 knots, is around 1,650 miles.

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