Navetta 50, tomorrow is now

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Navetta 50, the future 50-metre flagship of the Italian Custom Line shipyard, expresses a soul of sustainability especially in the realisation of the designed products. Her construction will begin at the end of the year for completion in 2024.

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Named Navetta 50, she’s the latest idea from the Italian Custom Line shipyard: this future 50-metre flagship will see her full sea debut in 2024, bringing with her a brand-new design, technologies and materials.

The exterior lines of Navetta 50 are defined by the pen of architect Filippo Salvetti, no stranger to collaboration with the Custom Line shipyard. For this occasion, Salvetti has focused his creativity on developing highly usable and functional spaces, running stern to bow on every deck. The result is true terraces overlooking the sea, ready for full enjoyment at all times of the day, yet always in line with the heritage characteristic of this ‘Made in Italy’ yard.

Navetta 50 by Custom Line Italian shipyard Exterior design by Filippo Salvetti

Navetta 50 is conceived and designed entirely in aluminium, with a displacement hull under 500 GT, 49.90 m in length and 9.60 m in width, developed over four generous decks. Key to the layout is the positioning of the owner’s suite forward on the upper deck, around which all other onboard spaces are carefully developed.

The use of grand floor-to-ceiling windows and employment of reflective surfaces conveys the feeling of being on an island surrounded by sea horizons, yet interconnected with comfort and sustainable modernity.

The interiors continue this same exterior conception, particularly in the main-deck and upper-deck salons, where one appreciates the project architecture and interior design in contemporary key by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, of ACPV Architectural Studios. The refined concept, completed in sophisticated detail, sees the use of precious materials for custom furnishings and surface finishes of inherent craftsmanship. The application of this detail enhances the on-board comfort of the already very large spaces, developed through careful volumetric research. The strong point and exemplary model for the overall project is the owner’s suite, fronted 180° at bow by full-height windows leading directly to a large private terrace, complete with sunset solarium.

The eight guests of the future owner will be accommodated in four comfortable and well-appointed cabins situated on the lower deck, and served in all on-board needs by eight crew members coordinated by the future captain.

Guests will be able to gather in the open-air spaces of a large bow area, customised according to the owner’s choices, and a spectacular sundeck also available as lounge and refreshment area, plus over 70 square metres of covered area dedicated to dining and an American bar. The stern area can be further customised with a jacuzzi and sunbathing areas, from which to enjoy the changing panorama of breath-taking views. Or descend to the pleasant beach club at water level, directly connected to the aft dehor of the main deck, and set up as a private lounge. These two outdoor areas are perfectly integrated through the rectangular pool at the stern of the ship for an overall evocative experience.

Navetta 50 expresses a soul of sustainability, a theme dear to yachting and the entire luxury sector, but a particularly sincere focus for this shipyard in both the production site and realisation of the designed products. This expression starts with the use of aluminium, reducing ship weight by 1/3 compared to steel and achieving consumption savings of around 10-15% at low revs and cruising speed. Sustainability then continues in the choice of materials and available finishes, such as walnut panelling from Alpi Lignum woods – a life-formed eco-sustainable material in ZeroF version (i.e. completely free of added formaldehyde) – and 100%-recycled Foglizzo natural leathers. Finally comes the trigeneration plant (electrical, thermal, refrigeration energy), designed for up to 79% reduction in electrical consumption and 32% savings in thermal energy. Such product sustainability emerges directly from the origin shipyard of the Navetta 50, itself designed for annual primary energy saving of 20%. Navetta 50 Hull#01 will also be equipped with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction), a system that breaks down the nitrogen oxides of exhaust gases into harmless nitrogen and water.

The route taken is not only good for the environment but also results as production effective: construction of the Custom Line Navetta 50 will begin at the end of the year for completion in 2024, undoubtedly arousing great interest for the entire industry and – in particular – for lovers of Italian-made products.

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Navetta 50, tomorrow is now