Come summertime, the first Ferretti Custom Line 108 will be in the water. She’ll reflect the more energetic looks that originated with the Custom Line 100 three years ago, more choices for interior decor, and some technical features borrowed from other models in the Ferretti Group lineup.
The 108’1” (32.95-meter) megayacht, with a beam of 23’9” (7.25 meters), has accommodations for an owner’s party of 10. These naturally include a main-deck master stateroom, further being full beam. The Custom Line 108 provides all guests with bigger ports than on the 100, in keeping with current trends of bringing more natural light inside. Whether buyers plan casual family cruising or frequent formal entertaining, they have some finishes, woods, stones, furnishings, and more to choose from that aren’t offered on other Custom Line models, nor any other Ferretti Group model for that matter. Ferretti Group’s Centro Stile, its in-house design department, wanted the Custom Line 108 to stand apart. As a result, all furniture in relaxation areas will be lit from beneath. Further backlighting will be featured with the panel you see forward in the saloon-dining area in the rendering below. That panel continues up overhead, as will the lighting. Speaking of lighting, the Custom Line 108 will only employ LEDs, for both practical and aesthetic reasons.
The aesthetic choices made by the owner of hull number one include dark-stained oak wall panels contrasting with lighter wood soles. The yacht will additionally have liberal use of marble in all the en suite baths. Hull number two of the Custom Line 108 series has also been sold, though details on the decor choices haven’t been revealed. Regardless, both buyers, and subsequent clients, will benefit from two features first found aboard the Custom Line Navetta 28. These are the Dual Mode Transom and the Videoworks One Touch Infotainment System (VOTIS, for short). The Dual Mode Transom permits the transom door to open either up or down. Inside is both a tender garage and a beach club. The garage lets the primary tender float in and out, thanks to a submersible section. There’s still room for a PWC adjacent to the tender, too. As for VOTIS, it allows one device, such as an iPad, to control the TV, music, and more from any area onboard. If the owners of each Custom Line 108 so wish, VOTIS can be set up to display images from the CCTV system on TVs in the staterooms. It can further incorporate additional devices in subsequent years and send data to Ferretti Yachts’ shipyard.
Other highlights of the Custom Line 108 include sunning space on the main aft deck that can convert to a forward- or aft-facing lounge; a full-height window to starboard in the saloon that can instead be a sliding door; and a fold-down balcony off that same side. Furthermore, a bar is situated aft in the saloon, and a bimini can extend shade aft of the hardtop on the flying bridge. The captain and four crewmembers will appreciate that the engine room benefits in the beam due to the Dual Mode Transom (below). The twin MTUs in the engine room should permit the Custom Line 108 to top out at 26 knots and cruise at 23. Ferretti expects most efficient cruise at 12 knots, which should permit a 1,000-nautical-mile range. Even at faster speeds, harbor and island hopping shouldn’t be a problem. The range at 26 knots should be 350 nautical miles, and at 23 knots it should be 430 nautical miles.
The Ferretti Custom Line 108 should appear at the fall boat shows next year in Europe. If past practices are any indication, expect the first 108 outfitted for the American market to come stateside in 2016.