Producing a revolutionary yacht that still effortlessly expresses the styling cues of its brand is no easy task. This is never more true than when the craft in question belongs to the highly-identifiable Custom Line. Yet somehow Bernardo Zuccon has pulled off this nigh-impossible feat. The Navetta 37 is, to all intents and purposes, a completely new yacht but is still instantly recognisable as belonging to the Custom Line.
“This project was a major leap forward in the brand’s story because it is the opening volley in a whole new direction for the Custom Line philosophy,” Zuccon explains. “The challenge was to produce a design formula that would guarantee optimal onboard comfort yet still give the boat a sense of a volumetric balance and dynamism more in line with high performance, sportier craft”.
A challenge embraced and delivered upon, to judge from the look of the new Navetta 37. The yacht is clothed in signature light, simple, pared-back lines that exude a sense of power and dynamism at once. All wrapped up in a timeless package designed to stay fresh and modern for a long time to come.
The novelties introduced aboard this 37.04-metre semi-displacement yacht include an imposing bow stem that rises up to the first level of the superstructure, giving an impression of huge power. The semi-planing hull with bulbous bow is new also and was selected to ensure the craft could negotiate even rough waters in complete confidence and safety.
For the first time in a Custom Line, the interior layout has been crafted to make way for a large full-beam master suite. Extremely generous interior volumes are another plus and naturally work to the benefit of the design. “One of the main stylistic keys to the interior was the term ‘Custom’. Owners of this model have to be able to expect to colour the canvas to any colour they want and so we focused our work on industrial principles that would optimise productivity yet also give us the greatest possible scope for personalisation,” continues Bernardo Zuccon.
The exterior spaces, for instance, were designed as empty areas that owners could fill up to suit themselves. They are essentially very large sea-facing terraces with few fixed elements but lots and lots of space to personalise. The structural and compartmentation parts aside, the interiors too can be fitted out exactly as the owner wishes.
In this first example, the latter are, in fact, a slight variation on Bernardo Zuccon’s interior design, but the yacht remains a fantastic international ambassador for Made in Italy. Spread over three decks plus a fly, it showcases the very finest names in Italian design in a warm, modern, relaxing setting. On the main deck, the spacious guest cockpit even has a bespoke sun pad/sofa, while the Sabi seating and the Heron coffee table are by Paolo Lenti.
The cockpit leads into the main saloon which features both lounge and dining areas with brushed matt-finish dark walnut, dark oak flooring and contrasting light leather trim and paintwork. All of the saloon furnishings are by Molteni and Poltrona Frau, while the interior lighting was designed by Viabizzuno. Lastly, the lights and lamps in the master suite are by Flos, Fontanarte and Pentalight. The wide-body master stateroom is forward and spans four different spaces: cabin, walk-in closet, bathroom and private office. Various leathers are used for the furnishings and trims throughout this area of the vessel and the resulting contrasts set the tone for the space. In the suite, the lights are by Flexiled and Flos, while the armchairs are by Minotti.
On the upper deck, a large panoramic lounge overlooks a partly-sheltered cockpit where there is a relaxation area with Gloster sofas and a 10-seater dining area with Paola Lenti pieces. The bridge and the captain’s cabin are forward.
The sun deck is absolute heaven for sun worshippers and is split into three sections. Aft are sun loungers, followed by a centre bar and then a Jacuzzi forward. The furnishings in this particular part of the yacht are by Roda and Paola Lenti. Last but very far from least, the lower deck is home to four guest staterooms located aft and amidships followed by the crew quarters forward. Five different propulsion set-ups are offered for the Navetta 37 with a choice of Man, Cat or Baudouin engines.