Custom Line knows a thing or two about fitting quarts into pint pots, but the Ancona shipyard’s latest model seems to take that idea to the next level.
With its confident, upright, no-nonsense profile it has all the airy authority of a 120-footer, but’s actually just 93 feet long. And the designers have determined that once you’re on board you’ll also think she’s bigger than the spec sheet says.
The Custom Line Navetta 30 is all about space – 200 Gross Tons of internal volume might be difficult to visualise, but with four ensuites down below, along with crew cabins for five in the bows, and a full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck, with its dressing room, his ‘n’ hers WCs and a big shower compartment, things soon fall into place.
There is little to choose between the main deck saloon and the smaller one upstairs – they both look like excellent spaces to spend some time, especially as the upper saloon merges so seamlessly with the alfresco dining area and seating immediately aft, which is linked in turn by the elevated walkway along the port side to the equally impressive furnishings over the bow.
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The wheelhouse is a full-beam, professional nerve centre with wing controls each side. There’s a spiral staircase. The garage can take a four-metre Williams. Even the sun deck looks spacious.
This is obviously not a yacht designed for speed, a fact reflected in the shipyard’s sensible engine choices. The biggest pair will supposedly push her along at 15 knots, but at some cost.
With the smallest six-cylinder MANs, she will still hit her 12-knot hull speed, and cruise quietly and economically.
Outside the engineroom, the available options are pretty limited – the interior designers have worked their magic, and the shipyard is gambling on the market’s approval. It seems a reasonably safe bet.
Custom Line Navetta 30 specification
LOA: 93ft 3in (28.4m)
Beam: 24ft 0in (7.3m)
Engines: Twin 800hp-1,200hp MANs or CATs
Top speed: 15 knots
Starting price: €9,030,000 (ex. VAT)