420 NAU­TI­CAL MILES

MAX­I­MUM CRUIS­ING RANGE AT 21 KNOTS

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A word with de­signer Francesco Paszkowski

Yacht­ing: The 120 takes a dif­fer­ent ap­proach than many other Fer­retti Group projects. Why? FP: The de­sign for the new Cus­tom Line 120 in­tro­duces new stylis­tic el­e­ments fo­cused on break­ing down bar­ri­ers be­tween the ex­te­rior and the in­te­rior. Yacht­ing: In par­tic­u­lar? FP: The un­usual ceil­ing open­ing sys­tem for the aft win­dows fur­ther em­pha­sizes the de­sire to bring the ex­te­rior and in­te­rior to­gether. It also trans­forms the aft sec­tion of the liv­ing area, which is usu­ally not heav­ily used, into a space that can be en­joyed whether the doors are closed or open. with a pantry and prep area open­ing to the salon. There’s a door to the side deck, and stairs down to the crew quar­ters. Miele cook­tops and an oven, plus a full-size fridge backed by un­der­counter draw­ers, should stow enough pro­vi­sions for a week or more of cruis­ing. ¶ The pilot­house has a cen­ter­line helm seat, a chart ta­ble to port, and an L-shaped set­tee with a ta­ble aft and to star­board. Steps here lead up to the fly­bridge as well as down to the gal­ley. ¶ Out­door en­joy­ment dom­i­nates on the fly­bridge. A batwing hard­top with a sun­roof cov­ers the for­ward half, and high bul­warks with panoramic-size win­dows sur­round the space, al­low­ing views from the pro­tected Minotti chaise longues and set­tees. Aft, sun pads bor­der a Teuco spa, and mis­ters are fit­ted for hot Ba­hamas days. ¶ Teak-planked side decks lead from the bridge for­ward to an­other get­away space: the raised fore­deck with sun pads, ta­bles, set­tees and, at an­chor, um­brel­las for shade. Un­der the fore­deck, and out of sight to all but the crew, is an­other ten­der garage with its own crane. Count­ing the tran­som garage, this yacht has spa­ces to stow three ten­ders out of sight. ¶ The af­ter­deck has more Minotti loose fur­ni­ture in a cock­tail ar­range­ment, and here, Cus­tom Line and Paszkowski in­cor­po­rated the builder’s Dual Mode Tran­som. The door to the tran­som garage hinges two ways: Swing­ing up, it pro­vides launch­ing and re­trieval of the Wil­liams ten­der, while hinged down, it re­veals a teak beach club that ex­tends into the hull, cre­at­ing an over­size swim plat­form. ¶ The owner’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive and yacht bro­ker, Ja­son Wood, at­tests to the high qual­ity of the con­struc­tion, hav­ing stayed at the Fer­retti Group yard in La Spezia, Italy, dur­ing the build. “To keep Vista Blue — and other Cus­tom Line 120s — light but very strong, the yard uses resin in­fu­sion and car­bon fiber for a per­fect blend,” he says. ¶ Built to RINA and MCA stan­dards, the 120 has float­ing soles and sup­ple­men­tary ther­mal in­su­la­tion in bulk­heads and over­heads to en­sure a quiet and vi­bra­tion-free ride. ¶ The Cus­tom Line 120 is a clever amal­gam of space, style, lux­ury and per­for­mance that should ap­peal to own­ers look­ing to make the mega-yacht move.

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