The Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 isn’t simply a new model in the builder’s Navetta series. Debuting at the Cannes Yachting Festival next week, the megayacht has an intriguing—and patented—convertible transom area.
The 92’9” (28.31-meter) Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 has expected features like four guest staterooms and a main-deck master stateroom. She also bears family styling, though with larger panes of glass in keeping with current trends. Related to this, each guest staterooms has stanchion-free ports, a first for a Navetta megayacht. The upper-deck dining area is also rimmed in sliding glass panels.
But, the biggest attention-getter for the Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 is arguably what the builder calls the Dual Mode Transom (DMT). It’s the result of the Ferretti Group’s in-house team collaborating with hatch and passarelle manufacturer Besenzoni. The DMT allows the transom to open up or down on one set of pistons. When opened up, the hatch reveals a floodable garage. The latter is typically the domain of far larger, fully custom megayachts. A 15-foot (4.45-meter) jet tender can float in or out, too. With the hatch flipped down, the Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 gains a beach club. Note that you can still use some of the internal space even with the tender in place. That’s because a teak-lined platform stowed overhead can slide down to cover part of the garage. The Ferretti Group holds a patent for DMT.
Other things make the Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 stand out. The 23-foot-beam (7-meter-beam) boat represents the builder’s first use of resin infusion. The construction technique makes for stronger and lighter composite structures. The builder has also employed additional sound- and vibration-control materials in relaxation spaces and crew areas. Furthermore, every Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 comes standard with electro-hydraulic zero-speed stabilizers. Alternately, like with hull number one, gyroscopic stabilizers are available.
Then, of course, are the “fun” features. Every Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 comes with the company’s VOTIS entertainment system. It’s akin to the systems found aboard fully custom megayachts these days. Remote controls for the TV, movies, and music in the saloon are replaced by an iPad. The builder can set up VOTIS in other areas onboard upon request, plus integrate your personal smart devices. You and your guests can watch the same movies or listen to the same music independent of one another in different rooms, too. And, you can request that VOTIS be integrated with the CCTV system, or send key data to the shipyard.
We’ll have a full Megayacht News Onboard report regarding the Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 in the coming weeks. The yacht will be exhibited at the Monaco Yacht Show later this month, too.