Forlì, 9th February 2012 – In London the Ferretti Custom Line 100’ was awarded the prestigious Motor Boat of The Year 2012 prize in the“Custom Yacht Award” category. The prize was awarded by the publishing group IPC Media, an authoritative point of reference for the international nautical industry. The Motor Boat of the Year award, annually elects boats with the most exclusive designs, with excellent performance and the latest technological innovations.
The winners were selected by a committee of experts made up of journalists from Motor Boats Monthly and Motor Boat&Yachting.
This is the second prize awarded within a few months to this new model of the Ferretti Custom Line is: at the Cannes Nautical Boat Show, in September 2011, the Custom Line 100’ was awarded the Best Layout in the Flying Bridge category over 24 metres.
Created from the close collaboration of Studio Zuccon International Project, the AYT - Advanced Yacht Technology, the naval research and design centre of the Ferretti Group, and the team of architects and designers from Centro Stile Ferretti Group, Ferretti Custom Line 100’ embodies the construction and project design experience of the Shipyard which, on the one hand combines sporty design and technology, and on the other hand combines innovative design solutions and comfort, striking a perfect balance. Ferretti Custom Line 100’ is part of the Custom Line, alongside the 124’, 112’ NEXT and 97’ models.
Externally the Ferretti Custom Line 100’ is immediately striking for its geometric and modern lines, which give it a very sporty profile. The overall image is that of great lightness, thanks to the presence of a continuous large window that extends from the aft of the main deck to the dashboard, which is raised and linked to the external fly, and which has large triangular windows on both walls, towards the bow. The right wall has a foldable saxboard, and at the ship owner’s request, it is possible to install a system of electrical sliding glass doors, to directly access the terrace overlooking the sea from the saloon. The interiors are modern and valuable materials are the main protagonists: teak floors, walnut wood with milled leather and LED panels: in fact, for this model, the Shipyard has created technical lighting which is inbuilt in this boat layout in order to obtain lights that best characterize some of the internal areas, providing comfort and relaxation. These elements create an innovative mixture, based on the Ship owner’s desires. In fact, like the rest of the Ferretti Custom Line range, on board the 100’, every non-structural detail, such as the furniture, fabrics and the décor can be customized by the Ship owner who, with the help of the architects and the designers of Centro Stile, can take up the offers of the best Italian and International companies to create a tailor-made yacht. The engines on board also guarantee the best performance and comfort: the cruising speed is 24 knots while the maximum speed reaches 26 knots. As regards safety and comfort equipment, on board the Custom Line 100’ there are solutions of the latest generation: the yacht is equipped with an anti-roll stability Mitsubishi ARG (Anti Rolling Gyro), capable of reducing boat rolling by over 50%, which is the greatest cause of discomfort especially while in transit or in port.
“Winning another prestigious award, is a reason of great satisfaction for Custom Line and it confirms to the whole Group the quality of the work that has been done over these years.” - Norberto Ferretti, Chairman and Founder of the Ferretti Group commented. “I am particularly fond of the Ferretti Custom Line, with whom we have just launched three new models, renovating half of the fleet and remaining faithful as always to the principles of this brand: combining design, comfort and performance so that the Ship Owner can experience the sea in ‘custom’ version.”