Words Suzy Rayment and Nic Boyde
“Great workmanship, balance, symmetry, a focal point, and scale and proportion, all delivered within an overall unifying design concept. This is what Ferretti and their designers do so well.”
When you have as many brands as Ferretti Group, each with their own ranges on offer, it is a serious proposition to decide to refresh their top semi-custom superyacht line. The Navetta semi-displacement series make up most of the Custom Line offers and this new quad-deck 33 is the second “new” yacht in the series, following the Navetta 37. The next will be the Navetta 42 – watch this space.
Following on from the Navetta 37, the Navetta 33 is the second model in the new series and the third project in the latest generation of Custom Line yachts. It joins an unrivalled fleet of semi-displacement superyachts that includes the Navetta 42 that is currently in development, the first of which has already been sold off the stocks.
There are some major innovations and distinctive features that were introduced with the Navetta 37 and these include a bulbous bow which delivers a performance at the top of its class in terms of seaworthiness and stability, and, not incidentally, gives an economic and practical cruising range of about 2,000 nautical miles. The yacht also offers fabulous spaces to passengers across all four decks: from the wide-body master suite forward on the main deck, through to the four guest cabins on the lower deck.
Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO, believes, “The Navetta 33 will define the nautical landscape in the years to come with its irresistible beauty… It’s essentially in a league of its own… I am not surprised that we’ve already sold five units ahead of the launch.”
Thanks to the external terrace on the starboard main deck and the sliding windows on the aft upper deck, the lounge areas and interior and exterior dining areas are spacious and bright. By contrast, the open-air sun deck with a pool and a large sun pad is designed to provide privacy.
The Upper Deck is where it all happens if you like the fresh air. There is a choice of aft and saloon configurations – basically a choice of more or less formal dining. Both choices provide for half the rear space to be shaded. Forward is the Captain’s cabin and the Bridge. Around the superstructure, two gangways lead to the foredeck with plenty of seating and some sunpads, or you can retreat to the semi-shade of the aft upper deck, or escape to the three-fourths shading of the Main Deck cockpit.
This is enormous, and by opening the rear saloon doors the space becomes contiguous with the saloon, which is very roomy indeed; it comfortably dines ten, and amidships houses the companionways that lead up and down through the boat. If this space was any bigger you’d have to sub-divide it, or it would be a cavernous hall. As it is, it’s one of the best boat interior spaces we’ve seen. Clean, bright and simple. The kind of simple that is very, very hard to do.
Right forward is the master cabin, with his-n-hers bathrooms, and in the forepeak itself a mini-garage capable of taking the second jet-ski. No, one is not enough.
Down below a more or less conventional cabin arrangement: crew to the lower forepeak with their own companionway leading down from the Main Deck port-side galley. Three doubles and a twin make up the rest of the passenger accommodation amidships, with the engine room behind that and the main garage, with its sub-surface floor, occupies the central part of the stern and takes a 5m tender and the other jet-ski.
This is a serious boat, so no outdoor helm position on the roof. Instead the sun deck has just an instrument arch with a small, fixed bimini that provides a little shade, lots of sunpad space, and beneath the biggest of the sunpads is a whirlpool tub.
The other thing to bear in mind when buying a Ferretti of any marque, is that they take their interior design, their fitout and furnishings and their detailing very seriously indeed. You expect to see great workmanship, but you also need balance, symmetry, a focal point and scale and proportion, all delivered within an overall unifying design concept. This is what Ferretti and their designers do so well.
For more information, please visit www.ferrettigroup.com.