The new Custom Line Navetta 26 Crescendo is the kind of boat that attempts to do it all. And the results are very impressive.
At 85 feet, the Crescendo begins to encroach on superyacht territory, and has all the requisite grace and style that goes along with that status. However she’s not just a good-looking boat. She’s also got a conscience. That is, the designers at Custom Line made her fuel efficient so that she has as reduced an impact on the environment (and your wallet) as possible. Custom Line notes that her cruising speeds range between 6.5 and 13 knots depending on your needs. At 10 knots, she reportedly has a range of 1,500 miles and burns just 17.5 gallons per hour.
What’s more, the Crescendo—somewhat ironically given the sonic roots of her name—is extremely quiet. At 13 knots, she registers a whisperish 50 decibels in her saloon, and just 57 decibels at her indoor helm, according to the builder.
Owners who wish to own a Navetta 26 can have a say in many of the nonstructural elements onboard (hence Custom Line). At their disposal will be the designers of Ferretti Group’s Centro Stile, some of the finest boat conceptualizers in the world. Woods, leathers, and fabrics, furnishings and lighting, all of these elements are left up to the owner and his design team, so that he can sail off into the sunset aboard a yacht that is unique to him.
The boat also has two Mitsubishi ARGs (Anti Rolling Gyros) that will keep her steady even when there is a decently sized swell. Anyone who has ever been onboard a boat with a gyro system will tell you what a boon they can be, particularly for those predisposed to a touch of mal de mer.
The stabilizers will be particularly helpful when the yacht is moored, as will the teak hatch that opens off of her stern, exposing a large garage while simultaneously acting as a large swim platform.
The Navetta 26 Crescendo has style, stability, specificity, and efficiency all wrapped up in one package. And that combination should be pitch perfect to any number of potential buyers.
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This article originally appeared in the June 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.