by Dom Wiseman

Custom Line are broadening the horizons of perfect yachting with a new project, the Custom Line 106 which is a new addition to the planing range. A partnership between the Francesco Paszkowski Design studio, the Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department and the Product Strategy Committee led by the engineer Piero Ferrari, the Custom Line 106 runs delicate lines and outstanding performance.

“The Custom Line 106’ marks another step forward in the growth of the Ferretti Group brand dedicated to large fibreglass yachts. This exceptional vessel complements the Custom Line planing-hull selection, which comes together with the array of semi-displacing models to form a comprehensive range for owners who want sizeable spaces, cutting-edge technological solutions, style and comfort: in other words, Custom Line excellence,” stated Alberto Galassi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ferretti Group.

“In the design of the new 106’, a number of the brand’s distinctive features have been emphasized and new stylistic traits have been introduced. As is plain to see in various places, efforts have been made to break down the boundaries between the exterior and the interior. The new technical solutions and all of the aspects of the exterior and interior lines are closely interlinked, as they are all parts of a single architectural arrangement with perfect balance between the forms and functions,” explained Francesco Paszkowski.

An interconnected design, the Custom Line has 220 square metres of connected space. To the stern is a more advanced version of the patented DMT – Dual Mode Transom system. It features two hatches that cover the stairs when the vessel is in motion giving the stern an unbeatably clean appearance. When the ship stops, they disappear into the central part of the door so that guests can climb up. From the garage, a tender of up to 5.45 metres and a three-person jet ski can be lowered into the water.

The boat features a raised central island complete with sofas and upholstered seating with reclining backrests. On the bow area is a large sun pad spanning with over 30 square metres of space. There is also additional room for a Williams 2.80 Jet or a three-person jet ski.

The forward area is connected to flybridge by a walkway. Protected by two large windows on the sides, it has a standard hard top with two skylights.

The interiors of the main deck are bathed in natural light thanks to large, full-height windows. The central window on the starboard side of the lounge can be fitted with an electric opening mechanism creating a light air filled feel.

There is a full-beam master cabin in the foredeck. It is 6.50 metres wide with storage space for the owner. Two dressing rooms and a large bathroom with dual facilities and a central shower provide an opulent feel.

The lower deck contains four standard cabins, two VIP cabins amidships and two twin ones forward, all with separate bathrooms. The VIP cabins make the most of the view from the large hull windows.

Like recent Custom Line models, this boat is loaded with innovative software that allows an iPad to operate the entertainment system in the lounge on the main deck. This technological solution can be extended to all of the different parts of the maxi yacht and it can also be used in conjunction with the owner’s personal devices.

The Custom Line 106’ is fitted with twin MTU 16V engines rated at 2217 mhp, which can take it to a maximum speed of 23 knots (preliminary data). Alternatively, it is possible to order it with twin MTU 16V engines, which can generate 2638 mhp and reach a maximum speed of 26 knots (preliminary data).

The standard version is equipped with electro-hydraulic stabilizing fins, offering both underway and zero-speed modes. On request, gyroscopic stabilizers can also be fitted for maximum comfort at anchor.