Since 1990, Francesco Paszkowski Design studio produces custom exterior and luxury interior design for well known superyacht yards. Among his project is this new Ferreti Group’s Custom Line 120.
This 120-foot superyacht is the first of a Francesco Paszkowski–designed planing hull that is expected to reach 25 knots. The Milan-based studio worked closely with the Ferretti Group’s Strategic Product Committee to come up with a fresh design that includes both automotive and residential features, greater volumes, and a number of smart designs across the yacht.
The Custom Line 120 reimagines and combines many stylistic elements, even from automotive design and residential architecture, adding thorough research to bring out shapes and volumes, through layout choices in line with the most recent trends in contemporary living. As is tradition, everything is personalized to the owner’s wishes, because a Custom Line yacht represents those who live onboard. Totally new is the design of the hull shapes and lines, which will be realized by infusing and assembling the built structures together, to ensure maximum strength and lightness, thanks to the use of carbon.
The project proposes an aesthetic standard with maximum formal simplicity that creates a unique example of the exterior design and interior settings. The profile is sleek and powerful: strong lines running from bow to stern, giving life to an exciting scene of alternating materials and colors of structural materials and the dark tinted windows; to the cockpit cover and the hardtop, both in metallic gray, give a more aggressive and dynamic look even while in port or at anchor. The windows in the hull are large and generous, while on deck the windows are floor to ceiling and create direct contact with the sea thanks to the pulpits which replace traditional gunwales.
The cockpit design is striking with its contemporary style, thanks to the innovative large window that is divided in two sections and can be opened separately. Another prominent innovation is the elevation of the superstructure. This height difference, compared to the bridge, allows for an unparalleled view from the raised salon. The side windows, which are slightly curved, enhance the feeling of living close to the sea.
The new 120 yacht should leave Custom Line’s La Spezia shipyard at the end of this month after it is fully completed, and will be at its new home in Miami by late January.