The Custom Line 140 took pride of place at the very centre of the exhibition area at the Cannes Yachting Festival, moored just where she could be easily admired but still remain regally apart. Exactly as might be expected of a queen. The Custom Line 140′ is, after all, the majestic new flagship of the Ancona yard’s planing fleet. World premiered at the Ferretti Group’s Monaco Private Preview 2022, she went to Cannes and then Monaco where she was greeted with unanimous approval. (Here all our posts about Custom Line)
Designed by Francesco Paszkowski
Created in collaboration with the Ferretti Group’s Strategic Product Committee and Engineering Division, the Custom Line 140′ is the yard’s third yacht to have interiors and exteriors by Francesco Paszkowski Design with Margherita Casprini and Custom Line Atelier also collaborating on the former. The result of all that talent is that this 42.61m really does square the nautical circle.
“The idea was to combine the comfort of a flybridge with the sportiness of a coupé. We’ve incorporated car-inspired styling cues and others from luxury residential architecture as well as meticulously striving to enhance forms and volumes,” says Paszkowski, adding: “The gunwale has three Ys as well as an S, a shape that pops up again and again in car design. It’s an aesthetic code used for LED light clusters on many supercars. In the Custom Line 140’s case, this element helps lend more character to the yacht’s overall aesthetic by accentuating its sporty vocation”.
Custom Line 140 simply extraordinary
The result is quite simply extraordinary. While the 140′ is an evolution of her two Custom Line predecessors and shares a familial vibe with them, her larger dimensions gave the designers a chance to really develop certain pivotal themes such as the expansiveness of the surfaces and interior headroom. What this has produced is a sleekly imposing profile with a long bow and clever alternation of textures and colours created by the interplay of dark glazing and light surfaces.
The carbon-fibre hard top with its vee pillars dominates the top of the yacht, underscoring that signature sporty prowess yet again. Nonetheless, the latter vocation does not impinge in the slightest on the interior spaces and volumes. The Custom Line 140′ has over 300 square metres of interiors plus a further 200 square metres-plus of exterior space. However, the smart use of composite and carbon-fibre means that the yacht is still under the 400 GT mark. So much space means that the layout really is flagship-worthy with separate routes for guests and crew.
Featured by large windows
The four-decker Custom Line 140′ also reflects the yard’s tailor-made interior ethic with large windows on all decks also yielding constant direct contact with sea and surroundings. The main deck cockpit is a convivial 30 square metres and from there a glass door leads into the 45 square metre main saloon, which includes a 10-seater dining area.
Further forward is a large lobby with a minimalist stairs connecting the three main decks plus a stunning Venini blown Murano light designed by Peter Marino. There is also a full-beam master suite of 44 square metres that could have its own push-button electrohydraulic balcony that the owner can operate at hoc. On the lower deck are three VIP staterooms and a twin cabin for guests.
The upper decks are dedicated to relaxation
The upper deck, sundeck and beach area are entirely dedicated to guest relaxation. The upper deck has a large living area, a dining area in the aft cockpit and a large sky lounge. The 70 square metre-plus sun deck is split into relaxation aft, an American bar forward a central lounge with that signature carbon hard top. Finally, the beach club is created by opening out the aft hatch to create a water-skimming terrace.
Wood dominates the interior and exterior décor as do neutral tones and a small palette of materials such as leather for the ceiling and marble. The furnishings are a mix of custom-made pieces designed by Paszkowski and Italian designer names like Minotti, Porada, Flexform, Flou, Casamilano, Gallotti & Radice and Maxalto.