The Custom Line Planing model triumphed at the International Superyacht Society Awards for Design & Leadership in the “Best Power Yacht” 24- 40 metre category
The award was given at the 60th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Custom Line 120’, the first to be signed by Francesco Paszkowski Design, confirms its place as a masterpiece of Yacht Design also in America, winning a new recognition at the International Superyacht Society Design and Leadership Awards.
The Design and Leadership Awards, now in their 29th edition, are organized every year by the International Superyacht Society. The awards are assigned by the major players in global yachting to entrepreneurs, designers and builders who make the greatest contribution to elevating the sector’s standards.
At the gala dinner, which was held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Custom Line 120’ “Vista Blue” received the prize for “Best Power Yacht” in the 24 to 40 metre category thanks to its score in seaworthiness, comfort, safety and customization, which have always been in the DNA of Custom Line.
Built in cooperation with the Product Strategy Committee chaired by engineer Piero Ferrari and Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department, it is the first Custom Line to be signed by Francesco Paszkowski Design. The project proposes an aesthetic canon inspired by utmost formal elegance in which the external design dovetails into the interior decoration. The profile is sleek and powerful: taut lines run from the stern to the forward area, generating a spectacular alternation of materials and colors in the light structural surfaces and dark tinted windows.
Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of Ferretti Group, commented: “This award is a powerful symbol of the recognizability of the brand also in the American market. If there is a yacht that deserves this recognition, it is the Custom Line 120’, which for us represents having met a real challenge. In fact, during the design phase, we deliberately chose to focus on innovation and design, by partnering with the Francesco Paszkowski firm for the first time, re-elaborating the style and elements of automotive design and residential architecture. Special recognition goes to the enthusiasm and competence of the whole Custom Line team and workers, without whom we would never have achieved such fantastic results.”
Testifying to the popularity of the Ferretti Group yachts, Custom Line was among the finalists also with the Navetta 42 Four Flowers III in the “Best Power Yacht” 40 to 65 metre category; while the Riva 110’ Dolcevita was nominated in the category “Best Power Yacht” from 24 to 40 metres.
CUSTOM LINE AND FERRETTI GROUP
Custom Line is a brand of Ferretti Group, a world leader in the design, construction and sale of motor yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of prestigious and exclusive brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN and Custom Line.
Led by Chairman Tan Xuguang and Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, the Ferretti Group can boast modern facilities located across Italy that combine the efficiency of industrial production with typical world-class Italian craftsmanship – the heritage of Italy’s centuries-old yachting tradition.
Established in 1968, the Group is also present in the USA – via its subsidiary Ferretti Group America, which manages a network of points of sales and dealers specializing in the marketing and sale of the Group’s brands throughout the North American market – and in Asia, through its subsidiary Ferretti Group Asia Pacific Ltd., based in Hong Kong, as well as several representative offices and sales centers in Shanghai, Qingdao and other locations in China.
Moreover, a network of approximately 60 carefully selected dealers guarantees the Group’s presence in over 80 countries, thereby ensuring clients receive the very best assistance all over the world.
The Ferretti Group has always been a leader in the leisure boating industry, thanks to steady product and process innovation and the constant search for cutting-edge technological solutions.
The wide range of available boats – flybridge, runabout, open, coupé, lobster boats, maxi and superyachts – is conceived by the Group’s Product Strategy Committee, the Marketing department and the Engineering department, all fully committed to developing aesthetic and functionally innovative solutions while working in close cooperation with internationally renowned consulting boat designers.
Ferretti Group motor yachts have always distinguished themselves in the international boating sector for their outstanding quality, impressive safety and excellent performance at sea, as well as for their exclusive design and timeless appeal.
For more information: www.customline-yacht.com