After the launch ceremony in November last year, the first hull of the new Mangusta 110 was presented in a world first at the Miami Boat Show in February this year. It was an especially meaningful event, aptly celebrated with an exclusive launch party, because for the first time in the history of the Overmarine Group, a new model was being launched outside the borders of Europe.
The directors of the Italian brand wanted to emphasise the special importance of the event, which highlights the strength of the positive wind of renewal blowing through the company. While getting ready for the newest development in the Mangusta range, Maurizio Balducci, representing the second generation of the Italian shipyard’s founding family, gave this intense exhortation to the brand’s designers, engineers and craftsmen: “Take the best that exists in Mangusta yachts and make it even better. If it does not exist, then design it.” It’s a quote that nobly echoes the famous words of Sir Frederick Henry Royce, co-founder of the most famous historic car brand in the world, which can still be seen today over the entrance to the factory of four-wheeled masterpieces that became an unalloyed symbol of luxury. This type of approach has made its mark on the construction philosophy of Overmarine Mangusta since the beginning of its 30-year history: building the biggest, fastest open-style luxury motor yachts, with the utmost passion and solid skill, creating unique, unmistakable vessels. In terms of overall concept, the Mangusta 110 is an entirely faithful expression of this spirit, which by pushing itself even further beyond the current limits of technology and aesthetics poses a challenge, namely to achieve a more dynamic, exciting navigation experience. With this motor yacht, Overmarine Group is inaugurating the new generation of Mangustas, where the definition of “excellence in performance” not only describes their qualities in terms of power, speed and stability, but also extends to the ultimate in uncompromising on-board comfort. To ensure total comfort even with the engines on full, every element has been carefully, precisely studied, from the type of construction in composite to the ergonomic layout, via the stabilisation system, technical control systems, acoustic insulation and vibration reduction. During the development of the new model, the Viareggio shipyard benefited from the vast know-how of its in-house Technical and Design Departments, as well as the specific professional contribution of specialists in different areas of engineering and naval architecture. The final result is that the Mangusta 110 is a flawless synthesis of experience gained in the maxi open motor yacht design and construction sector. The composite hull is built around a “single skin” concept: the bottom and sides are made of laminated sheets with monolithic fibreglass and vinyl ester resin. This means its response to the dynamic stresses typical of the bottom of a planing hull is stronger and more effective, and it has improved reliability vs sandwich in the event of an impact with submerged objects. The deck and the superstructure have been made using an infusion process with sandwich structures whose fire-resistant core has excellent mechanical properties. The laminated skins are mainly made of fibreglass, but with the addition of carbon fibre and Kevlar where needed. The advantage of this kind of construction is reduced weight on the top parts of the vessel, a great benefit in terms of stability which also optimises weight distribution for optimum performance and is a great option for thermal and sound insulation. The yacht has been engineered with particular emphasis on insulation against noise and also on the reduction of vibration. This allows for greater noise control in critical areas such as the bulkhead between the engine room and the cabins, and the space between the crew’s and the Owner’s areas, to maximise comfort without any increase in weight. The structural glazing of the superstructure is laminated with special interposed layers to reduce infrared rays and temperature build-up inside: the result is heightened comfort and energy-saving when it comes to air-conditioning. The ceiling panels and cabin floors are made of aluminium honeycomb sandwich combined with an aluminium-supported frame. This increases sound insulation, cuts vibrations and reduces weight. Furthermore, the construction combines an intelligent lightweight design with outstanding rigidity, which together with the highly efficient KaMeWa waterjet propulsion system by Rolls-Royce delivers uncompromisingly dynamic handling. The combination of this advanced, sophisticated waterjet transmission with the powerful twin MTU 16V diesel engines produces an instantly smooth ride with zero vibrations and low noise levels. Moreover, the yacht is also fitted with a Seakeeper gyroscopic stabiliser system, finely tuned by Mangusta’s experts and designed to effectively reduce roll both at zero speed and up to full speed. However, the definition of “excellence in performance” also inseparably includes the highest levels of safety in navigation and, as usual for Overmarine Group, an elegant personal style expressed with a timeless beauty. The stylistic evolution of the new 110 is clearly visible in the vessel’s style, as although it takes its cue from the traditional features of previous generations of Mangusta models, it introduces numerous innovations that differentiate it from its predecessors. One example is the shapes of the superstructure, bow area and stern area: collectively the lines that define the profile of the yacht develop fluidly from bow to stern with a dynamic, agile, aggressive look, creating an immediate sense of power and speed from the very first glance. It’s a strong but harmonious tension, decisive but balanced, that effectively expresses the promise of unexpected performance and a breathtaking feel. The theme of the superstructure design is pure sporty lines: the slender window frame design in the main deck saloon with its forty-five degree angle helps define the development of two harmonious lines, the waistline and roof line. The high waistline combined with the low roof line and raked cabin carry the eye rearwards, while the roof line gently dips to the cockpit area, providing a sense of stability and effortless poise. This combines with the characteristic air vent ducts of the superstructure wings and the top arch that hides the sun deck. A wide side structural window in the hull in the Owner’s stateroom complements the horizontal lines that heighten the sense of water flowing around the exterior. In relation to the outdoor areas, the brief was that of a more functional yacht with additional new living spaces, without having to compromise on the traditional Mangusta brand approach. The fully customisable sun deck, guaranteed to set a new benchmark for future Mangusta models, offers 22 m2 of space where the Owner can relax in complete privacy or enjoy the thrill of high speed sailing. It features a sunbathing area with large cushions and a table, as well as a second helm station. The new fore entertainment area, recessed and equipped with a lunch table with a sofa and a larger sunbathing section, provides a very private area to be enjoyed when the yacht is moored in a marina. The stern cockpit is fitted with a Jacuzzi tub that can be converted into a unique sun pad, alongside two coffee tables and a small corner sofa. This area has been totally redesigned and widened by 1 metre while the transom has been redesigned to incorporate a newly integrated garage door and a deeper swim platform. In relation to the indoor areas, the layout is the result of a careful study of on-board space by the in-house Design Department. The team can offer different layouts with considerable versatility as well as customised style solutions and personalised decor, satisfying the wishes and expectations of owners. Stepping inside the exclusive Mangusta 110 is like entering a luxury “sea villa”: the cockpit door opens onto an inviting, harmonious interior space, offering every possible comfort with a thoroughly modern appeal that reflects the dynamic effect of the exterior’s crisp style. The eye is immediately drawn to the contemporary backlit stone panelling with pearl iguana leather that elegantly adorns the entrance of the salon and sweeps round the entire space. The effect is eye-catching, creating a peaceful space for eight guests to enjoy a striking contemporary furnished interior, finished with materials such as walnut for the walls and oak for the floor, surrounded by panoramic views and bathed in natural light that streams in through large windows and skylights. The salon features two separate living and sitting areas with cream sofas and a state-of-the-art television screen. These face a wet bar in lacquered moretto, with a Crema Luna marble surface. Warm and seductive, the LED lighting on the ceilings bathes occupants in gentle light, while additional ambient lighting fully integrated into the furniture provides unobtrusive illumination, with a hint of an Art Deco style. The dashboard installed forward in the wheelhouse, with its jet-inspired design, features the latest cutting-edge instrumentation technology. Access to the lower deck private area is provided by a side staircase, which opens out onto a lobby with four comfortable staterooms, all of which feature the extensive space and high ceilings characteristic of all Mangusta models. The guest staterooms, one double and one twin, are located amidships, the VIP stateroom in the bow and the Owner’s stateroom astern.
Photos by Francesco Bedini + Scott Pearson (shots in Miami)
Mangusta 110 technical specifications
|LOA||33.83 m / 110’99’’ ft|
|Displacement full load||130 tons|
|Beam||7.18 m / 23’56’’ ft|
|Max Draft||1.7 m / 5’58’’ ft|
|Fuel capacity||13000 litres / 3434 US gallons|
|Water capacity||2000 litres / 528 US gallons|
|Max speed half load||33 knots|
|Max range economical cruising speed||380 nautical miles|
|Engines||2 x MTU 16V2000 M94 2600 HP each|
|Transmission||2 x KAMEWA 63 S3 NP|
|Exteriors design||Stefano Righini / Overmarine Group|
|Interiors design||Overmarine Group design department|