The Silent Powerboat
The lines of this seafaring beauty are very stylized. Its Italian build, the distinctive straight lines that are generally subtle curves, is obvious from the exterior, and the hull can be ordered in two colors: traditional white or navy blue. I personally like the blue better, espe- cially because it contrasts exquisitely with the white of the upper decks and with the wake left by the vessel when it is in motion.
And speaking of preferences, Custom Line, which is part of the Ferretti Group, offers two options for the distribution of the interior of the 112. The difference lies in the fact that in one version there is space for more guests and crew than in the other, which has additional room, but for a smaller number of guests. Comfort has not been compromised in the least in either of these options. Every bit of space is used to the maximum for the enjoyment of everyone on this impressive yacht.
It is propelled by two engines that give sufficient power to displace its 133 tons at speeds of up to 28.5 knots (approx 32.8 mi/h.) A basic detail that Custom Line has exploited to the maximum is how quiet it is. Because of the excellent engineering, the acoustics are not affected by the powerful engines, which means that comfort is also felt on an auditory level.
The interior decor goes hand in hand with the classical tendencies of boat design, using predominantly semi-dark woods that contrast with light colored textiles. These aspects of design are also seen in the carpeting and the upper panels.
The dining room is fitted with a glass table that comfortably seats 10. In the main saloon, in addition to a bar, there is a plasma screen for guest's enjoyment. From here, through the stem, there is access to the exterior, via a stairway that connects to the upper deck (the elevated bridge). There, in addition to a wet bar and the command room, is a Jacuzzi and everything else needed to make the space ideal for outdoor leisure activities. The technology in the command room is cutting edge; it is fitted with the most advanced radio, GPS and localization systems on the market.
One level below, just above the engine and storage rooms, is a spacious breakfast area for six or seven people an invitation for some al fresco socializing. Also, near the door that opens onto the main saloon, there is a small plasma screen and sound equipment for some out of doors entertainment.
In addition to the excellent distribution of the staterooms, what is evident is good taste. This is an achievement shared by the yacht’s proprietor and Custom Line’s design department, since we should keep in mind that it is a semi-personalized yacht that is adapted to the needs and tastes of the owner. For example, the master stateroom features a his and her bathroom, with all possible luxuries as well as a tub/shower and sufficient space for a full range of beauty articles and accessories.
Thanks to the optimum use of the spaces, there is plenty of room for additional equipment like a motorcycle, tender and jet ski. A motorboat is also stored in the bow, which has an even larger storage area than in the stern.
A final commentary: the model’s most recent hull —number “6” of the Custom Line 112 saga— was launched in June 2005.
|3, 960 gal|
|2 X MTU 12V4000 M90|
|(2040 Kw @ 2100 rpm)|
Text: Edmundo A. Eguiarte ± Photo: Fairline