The new Navetta 33, after its premiere at the end of July in Ibiza and after conquering the markets with five models sold before the debut, was presented to the international public at the Private Preview Ferretti Group in Monte Carlo from September 8-10, 2017.
Navetta 33 – a mix of avant-garde and technology for total comfort
The result of collaboration between the Strategic Product Committee, chaired by the engineer Piero Ferrari, and the engineering management of the group, whose architects and designers looked after the interiors, and Studio Zuccon International Project, which designed the exteriors, Navetta 33 (108.3 ft.) brings important new technical elements to the series, alongside the innovations already appreciated in earlier Custom Line models.
The design of the bottom follows the design path that began with the earlier Navetta 37. The hull of the Navetta 33 was designed from scratch and has a bulbous bow to guarantee performance at the top of the category for seaworthiness, stability and above all efficiency in all sea conditions. Range reaches 1850 miles at economic cruising speed.
There are fabulous areas for the owner and his guests: from the wide-body master suite forward to the for guest cabins on the lower deck. Spacious and well lit, thanks to the panoramic exterior terrace to starboard on the main deck and the magnificent opening windows aft on the upper deck, the interior and exterior lounge and dining areas.
Designed for complete privacy as the sun deck, with a hydromassage bath and sunbed. The crew too has unprecedented space for a vessel of these dimensions: from the captain’s private cabin behind the bridge on the upper deck to the comfortable crew area on the forward part of the lower deck.
Navetta 33 has the patented DMT system which, thanks to a double movement of the garage door, transforms the stern into a very large beach club. The garage houses a tender of more than 5 m and, as an optional, a water scooter.
Navetta 33 also has a powerful audio/video system, made-to-measure at the owner’s request. There is also maximum sound quality in the interior, thanks to the custom K-Array systems for the main and upper decks saloons and Sonance in the cabins. The integrated bridge, developed with Teamitalia, has five monitors, including two touch screens, and an innovative stretched screen in addition to virtual keyboards for navigation and maximum safety thanks to complete integration of all instrumentation with full configuration options and repeatability of information. Equipment is completed by an FAR radar, usually mounted on larger vessels.
Also avant-garde the technical applications for sound dampening and noise insulation: the project includes solutions to minimise sound impact in all areas of the yacht. Soundproofing materials and masses have been applied to the bulkheads, and the floating pavement underneath the parquet reduces the transmission of noise from the technical areas to the living areas and reduces the sound of footsteps.
The final objective of the active and passive noise abatement systems is to give owners a superior level of comfort normally found on vessels of more than 40 m overall, as certified by the Comfort Class results obtained. There is complete comfort also in terms of stabilisation when anchored or moored, thanks to electrohydraulic stabilising fins with zero speed function in addition, on the first models, to two Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilisers.
The first models of Navetta 33 have a pair of 1400 Mhp MAN engines. However, two other power units are available: a pair of MAN 1,650 Mhp engines or two CAT C32 1,622 Mhp, all EPA (US Enviromental Protection Agency) Tier 3 certified. On the standard version, the top speed is 15 kn, cruising speed 12 kn and economic cruising speed 10 kn. With the more powerful engines, economic cruising speed remains at 10 kn but cruising speed rises to 30 kn and top speed to 16 kn. This range of choices confirms once again the 100% custom spirit of the new Navetta 33, which guarantees every owner not only customised interiors but the engines most suitable for the UC will make of the yacht: ideal for covering long distances with very low fuel consumption, or for enjoying the top performance in the category.
Style & Design
Navetta 33, the second born in the new semi-displacement Custom Line fleet inaugurated in 2016 with the Navetta 37, inherits and reinterprets in its length the design of the interiors and exteriors introduced on her “Big Sister”, designed by architects and designers of the Ferretti group Engineering Department, who worked alongside the owner to create this very particular vessel.
Refined and elegant rigour, set off by a play of materials, characterises the interior fitting out of the yacht, where structural decor – ceiling and bulkheads in particular: is developed in an orderly scansion of geometric lines, creating a fascinating and contemporary stylistic dialogue with the furniture, the expression of the finest Italian design.
The spaces on board are highlighted by large windows on all decks. Natural light invades the environments, where natural walnut is combined with flooring in bleached parquet – in the living spaces in the master suite – and the numerous Poltrona Frau leather inserts, clay coloured on the main and upper deck, cream below decks, notable among which is the cladding of the columns on the sides, in correspondence with the curtains.
Jerusalem marble is the dominant material in the master bathroom and is also used for the guest bathrooms.
On the main deck the cockpit is furnished with a long sofa with adjustable backrest astern, for cement coloured Portofino model chairs and two small Giro tables, all designed by Paola Lenti.
The extremely elegant saloon, separated from the exterior by a glass door of about 4 m² protected by a large curtain opens with a living room entirely designed by Poliform: the modular sofa in ivory coloured Sparta fabric dominates the port side of the lounge and surrounds two low tables: one rounded with a caramel coloured lacquer top and another rectangular one with a marble top.
Again to starboard, a sliding glass door opens onto the foldaway gunwale on the side passage, creating a magnificent panoramic terrace.
Behind the sofa, a low Eucalipto piece by B&B Italia enriches the formal dining area, completed by the large Eileen table in da of coloured lacquer, again by B&B Italia, and by eight Ipanema chairs by Poliform, with structure in black elm and white upholstery.
Here the flows of the guests on board separate. Going forward to starboard, is the lobby with the stairway leading down to the guest suites, or to go up to the upper deck and the day head, which can also be used privately by the owner thanks to a door that separates it from the entrance.
The master suite begins with a studio area on the side, in correspondence with the flush windows, a very successful feature that gives the luxury of privileged contact with the sea. Behind, a sliding mirrored panel opens onto a large walk-in wardrobe with black lacquered walls and parquet flooring.
The bed in the centre of the cabin is enriched with a Gran Torino collection bed head by Poltrona Frau, with leather upholstery and SC leather decorations also by Poltrona Frau, which also supplied the cladding of the TV totem. Completing the furnishing are to custom-made bedside tables and a Marlon armchair by Poliform upholstered in Boston Velvet by Casamance.
Two independent doors lead forward to the en suite head. Marble, the principal material, is used for the custom-made washbasins, the tops, the forward and aft walls and the seat in the shower. The shower, in the centre, is separated by two glass doors.
The port area of the deck is dedicated to the crew which accesses its cabins from the pantry, a practical area for completing the preparation of dishes before serving and fitted with several cupboards, a Miele microwave oven and an icemaker.
From the pantry, which can also remain separated from the galley, there is access to the external port walkway where the crew has stairways for going up to the bow and the bridge.
The galley, designed by Ernestomeda, has a floor in Florim gres and is richly equipped: a top in quartz, ceramic cooking area, oven and dishwasher by Miele and two fridges: one Siemens side-by-side and a second single one by Bosch, to guarantee enough stores for the long distances that Navetta 33 can cover.
The lower deck houses the four guest cabins and, forward, the crew area.
The central lobby controls the flows towards the two after suites, which are identical in size and furnishings, and the two forward cabins, one matrimonial to port and a double to starboard. All have a splendid view, thanks to the large sea level windows. The heads all have the same furnishings, with custom-made washbasins in white Corian, tops and shower claddings in marble.
The crew quarters are very comfortable: the large dinette with laundry, galley area and wash basin is followed by two twin cabins, a third for the hostess and two heads.
Comparable in volumes and fittings to the main deck of a ship of similar size, the upper deck is dedicated to relaxation for the owner and guests, as well as guaranteeing adequate comfort for the captain, who can rest in his cabin behind the bridge.
Accesses from amidships or from the cockpit, where there is a panoramic lounge furnished with a pair of L-shaped sofas and a central table, all Cove by Paola Lenti. The exterior dining area has a custom-made table with a top in teak and frame in polished stainless steel, and around it 12 Dean chairs by Dedon, white with wooden arms. There is also a large glass door, made up of three modules which fold to starboard and rotate through 90° creating an open space with the cockpit – there is an interior lounge and a trunk that functions as a table designed by Louis Vuitton and the property of the owner. Both the windows on the sides towards the stern are sliding, opening the lounge into direct contact with the sea. Low pieces of furniture and a TV that folds into the ceiling complete the furnishings.
A central lobby and the second pantry, which can be separated, lead to the control room, an extraordinary technical environment dominated by the console.
Two doors in the sides, corresponding to the side manoeuvre stations, lead to the dinette on the deckhouse with a safer and large sunbathing area under which is a hangar that can house the water scooter or a second tender. This exclusive lounge can be protected by canopies, to guarantee complete privacy.
The sun deck of the Navetta 33 is designed to offer an unusual environment on board; the decor, almost entirely freestanding, is by Paola Lenti: two sun lounges in cement colour fabric with Rams cushions lead to, below the hardtop amidships, two sofas also cement colour and a low Cove model table. The structural cabinet is equipped with an icemaker, fridge and grill. The bow is designed for relaxing under the sun, with a hydromassage bath: at the owner’s request part of the sun pad has been replaced by a large bath. As in the cockpit on the upper deck, sliding canopies lead astern to guarantee the maximum shade.