The Looking Glass

The Custom Line Navetta 37 has an innovative electric window in her master study.

Custom Line’s Navetta 37 is one of the brand’s four “little ships,” from 92 to 138 feet LOA.Alberto Cocchi

The yachting world can frequently look to the Ferretti Group for innovations that change the design conversation. Some ideas are big, such as flooding the transom so that a tender can float out. Other ideas, including the electric window in the master study of the Custom Line Navetta 37, are less dramatic but certainly add to quality of life on board.

The wood-paneled master study is separate from the sleeping area, creating a sense of privacy for anyone sitting next to the window and, say, reading. At the push of a button, the more than 3-by-8-foot window rolls down like a car’s would, allowing ocean breezes in.

Bernardo Zuccon spearheaded the Navetta 37’s design.Courtesy Bernardo Zuccon

Ferretti worked with its window supplier, the Amare Group, to create the automotive-style feature for the 37. “The intention was to pull down the last barrier that separates the person in the study from the sea,” says ­Bernardo Zuccon, one of the Navetta 37’s lead designers.

This “last barrier” is far easier to operate than the foldout terraces on other 120-plus-foot yachts and is far larger than the portholes in other master suites. The window is RINA-certified for functionality, and Ferretti plans to make it a distinguishable feature in the marketplace. The window will also be included on the Custom Line Navetta 33 scheduled to launch later this year

The window in the Navetta 37’s master-stateroom was done to enhance an owner’s connection to the sea.Courtesy Ferretti Group