THE CUSTOM LINE 120 HAS SMART FEATURES AND A 26-KNOT TOP SPEED.
Custom Line’s 120 welcomes owners into the mega-yacht class with an on-deck master, 26knot speed and room for a water-toy arsenal.
Sole-to-overhead windows surround the salon for sweeping ocean views, although the scene stealers are the sliding doors leading to the cockpit. Closed, the two-piece, electrically operated doors have an airy appeal, but the entire bulkhead (including the door frame) hinges up into a recess in the cockpit overhang. The system was developed with an aerospace company, and it results in a seamless transition from the transom all the way to the 10-seat formal dining area forward of the salon. Adding to the alfresco feel is the cockpit’s teak planking, which continues forward beyond the wet bar and into the salon. ¶ Vista Blue’s exterior is also dramatic, with a leaning-into-the-sea profile and bold, black stripes that conceal the hull and deckhouse windows. The Custom Line 120 has a fast-cruise, semidisplacement hull, and the owners of Vista Blue base in the Bahamas. With her 26-knot top speed and 7-foot draft with prop tunnels, they have rapid access to hundreds of watery delights, from Harbour Island to the Exumas and beyond. Power for the Custom Line 120 is a pair of 2,638 hp MTU 16V 2000 M94 diesels, providing a 1,050-nautical-mile range at a cruise speed of 11 knots. ABT-TracStar at-rest stabilizers should keep the yacht steady at anchor. ¶ Accommodations for 10 guests start with a 375-square-foot main-deck master stateroom that spans the 25-foot-1-inch beam. The his-and-hers head is finished in travertino bronze and is also full-beam. The stateroom has a desk under a window, a seating area with a Saarinen cocktail table, and walk-in closets. Stitched Italian leather covers the wardrobe bulkheads. ¶ Two mirrored VIP staterooms are aft on the lower deck, with island berths athwartships to maximize the view through the hullside windows. Amidships, off the companionway, are two more guest staterooms with twin berths and fold-down Pullmans. Four cabins are forward to sleep seven crew, with entry to the guest level for housekeeping. ¶ The galley is European-style and separated from the guest areas,
The first Custom Line 120, Vista Blue, is a water toy on steroids. Milan-based yacht designer Francesco Paszkowski’s first effort with the Ferretti Group brings the outside inside.