The first unit to hit the water was 33-metre hull No. 2 of the Mangusta GranSport line, officially sold just one year ago to an American client, as had been the case with the first unit, currently based in Florida.
This model comes with a cutting-edge propulsion system consisting of four Volvo Penta D13 735kW (~1000HP) engines coupled with four IPS pods, which ensure outstanding efficiency, extraordinary manoeuvrability, and a maximum speed of 25 knots while preserving the unparalleled comfort guaranteed by low vibrations and noiselessness.
“The Mangusta GranSport 33 is a highly successful model built for the American market, proving that the Mangusta brand is conquering an increasing number of American owners, thanks to both its yachts’ stylish exterior lines and the huge volumes and versatility found on every single vessel,” says Stefano Arlunno, Mangusta President Americas.
“The second unit, unlike the first, has been configured with an open sundeck, allowing her guests to enjoy cruising ‘en plein air’ in the Bahamas.”
The Mangusta GranSport 33 is the composite entry level among fast displacement yachts.
Some among the most widely appreciated features of this model – following the debut of the first unit at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2020 – are its impressive volumes, the most glaring example being the 40-square-metre (132-square-foot) master stateroom, located on the main deck. Also on the main deck, the salon is brightened by the natural light that shines through the ceiling-high glass surfaces, two of which can be opened to offer guests a pleasant natural ventilation and breathtaking sea views.
The sundeck covers an impressive 56-square-metres (184-square-feet) surface and has been thought out with an eye to the guests’ entertainment and relaxation; it consists of a large lounge and sunbathing area and a Jacuzzi pool.
The garage can fit a tender up to 5.65-metres in length and two jetskis, and the aft platform can be extended to create a fully-equipped beach club fitted with a ladder and a shower, to enjoy the closest possible contact with sea.
The Mangusta GranSport line, designed by Alberto Mancini, has been engineered by Overmarine Group to deliver a truly long range at cruising speed, but also to reach high speeds, always in the utmost comfort.
The second yacht to be launched was the Maxi Open line flagship, the fourteenth unit of the iconic Mangusta 165, and the fifth in the “E” series, built for a European client.
This vessel faultlessly reflects the wishes expressed by her Owner, who wanted to harmonise aesthetic beauty, functionality, and world-class engineering in one yacht.
With her sleek, eye-catching lines, this iconic yacht swiftly cruises from one destination to the next, relying on technologically advanced solutions and systems, and offering her guests superlative onboard comfort.
“This yacht will allow her owner to enjoy an unsurpassed cruising experience; the Mangusta 165E embodies timeless beauty with no detriment to technical functionality, and enables her guests to enjoy the sea at high speed, always in the safest conditions,” explains Ivan Adzic, France Area Manager, who secured the sale.
The yacht will be used for chartering services managed by Dominique Gapillout from brokerage house L’Echo Nautique.
The Mangusta 165E can reach a maximum speed of 37 knots thanks to 4 MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines and four Kamewa waterjets and has a limited draught – as little as 1.90 metres (6-feet 2-inches) – which makes her ideal to cruise in shallow waters, too.
Four Seakeeper stabilisers contribute to maximum onboard comfort, both when cruising and at anchor, in all sea conditions and at more limited speeds, thereby also increasing the yacht’s range and optimising consumption. This model is also fitted with dynamic positioning, allowing to keep the vessel firmly in the position selected on the GPS.
One of her most distinctive features, as is the case for all Mangusta yachts, are the huge onboard volumes, which mean that guests can enjoy unparalleled comfort, choosing to spend their time in the utmost privacy or in more convivial areas, both indoors and outdoors, and to indulge in the perfect holiday, tailored to their needs and preferences.
This unit in particular is characterised by a unique layout, tailored to her owner’s wishes, featuring six cabins plus an extra cabin used as wellness area and fitted with a massage-beauty treatment table.
Two launches in just over a week are undoubtedly an extraordinary achievement, which bears witness to the shipyard’s constantly ongoing activity, in spite of the difficulties posed by COVID-19 on a global scale, also thanks to the relentless efforts of the workforce.