Haute Yachts: Custom Line Christens 124

Custom Line, a division of the Ferretti Group, unveiled plans for its new flagship, a 124, just last summer. The first of the series hit the water on May 26—after the traditional breaking of the bubbly across the bow, of course.

The Custom Line 124 may replace the 112 as the largest yacht that the Italian builder offers, but it doesn’t mean the 112 is gone. Rather, it’s become a smaller sister, even a stepping stone into the 124. Indeed, the 124 offers owners a few extra features. There’s the option of fold-down terraces off the saloon, for example, or full-height windows. Either way, the idea is to make the relaxation space feel larger and bring more of the outside environment inside. One of the four guest staterooms below decks can be optionally outfitted as a gym or a wellness area, complete with massage table. Even the en suite baths here and in the main-deck owner’s suite can contain hydro-massage shower heads or other therapeutic-oriented fixtures.

The interior design and the naval architecture for the Custom Line 124 both come from Studio Zuccon International Project, with works with many of the Ferretti Group companies. To ensure that the 124 would perform as well as she looks, the studio and the Ferretti Group’s in-house engineering team selected twin 3,510-hp MTU diesel engines. These permit a 27-knot top speed, which is sure to be appreciated when port-hopping in the Med. Furthermore, the 124 is fitted with a Mitsubishi ARG (Anti Rolling Gyro), a proprietary system that damps roll motions upwards of 50 percent.

The lessened rolling motions will make all areas onboard more comfortable, but particularly the upper deck, as the higher you go on a yacht, the more you feel the motion. The deck is outfitted for sunbathing and dining, with dedicated space for both aft of an elevated helm. If a good number of guests are onboard and someone feels the need for more space to spread out, he or she can head down to the bow’s sunpads and semi-circular seating area.