In every sector, there are products that need no introduction because they flawlessly represent the very essence of that particular type of product, becoming so powerfully symbolic that they act as a kind of benchmark for the market and attain iconic status with clients. One tangible example of this is the Mangusta brand by Overmarine Group, a real ambassador for Italian luxury and technology, and now an undisputed world leader in the high speed vessel market segment. With a wealth of highly specialist experience and skill, the Italian brand has made its mark internationally with its Maxi Open Mangusta line, currently consisting of models in lengths of 72 feet, 80 feet, 94 feet, 105 feet, 110 feet, 132 feet, 165 feet and 215 feet. However, as the company’s story is that of a family of businesspeople who have always looked to the future, so this line has been accompanied by another production line for some time now, namely the Long Range Mangusta Oceano line, consisting of models with lengths of 42 metres, 46 metres and 55 metres. Over the last two years in particular, intensive strategic and investment planning has been underway throughout the business, focusing on enhancing the production and distribution structure as well as developing the product. This is the context for the new challenge that the Italian group recently took on with the arrival on the global market of another new production line, the Fast Displacement Mangusta GranSport. This new line of vessels was presented in a world first in September last year in Monte Carlo during the prestigious, exclusive Monaco Yacht Show. At this important event, Francesco Frediani, Overmarine Group Commercial Director, had this to say: “With this line, we are entering a new segment, namely sporty, comfortable vessels with extensive range and limited consumption, which are intended to meet the needs of owners looking for high performance over long distances.” This new Fast Displacement Mangusta GranSport line is an innovative motor yacht concept that combines numerous different characteristics that would normally be typical of different types of motor yacht in a single unique vessel. Naturally, as the name “GranSport” immediately suggests, with its evocation of the powerful, dynamic look of a touring car, albeit with a sporty zing, this new motor yacht prototype unites high speed with considerable autonomy, high levels of comfort and an elegant aesthetic. The first project in the new Fast Displacement line presented by Overmarine Group is the Mangusta GranSport model, developed by Alberto Mancini of AM Yacht Design for construction in light aluminium alloy and with a length of 48 metres, equivalent to 158 feet. The Mangusta GranSport 48 is a motor yacht with a raised pilot house. The vessel has a strong character and a dazzling personality expressed through exterior design created with unusual stylistic virtuosity. She is a yacht of rare beauty and unmistakable charisma, but at the same time she also has those specific, individually recognisable elements that convey the family feel of the Mangusta brand, together with sportiness and aggressiveness. Sharp, decisive lines and sleek, aerodynamic forms underline this evocation of power, performance and speed, running uninterruptedly from bow to stern to convey a sensation of fluid continuity and harmonious movement. Although her appearance might make you think otherwise, the Mangusta GranSport 48 has generous dimensions and volume, affording ample space both inside and out. Four areas are provided for entertainment, recreation and sports in the open air on this splendid new vessel: the fly bridge, the fore deck, the aft deck and the beach club. The fly bridge is a complete terrace with a 360-degree panoramic view, laid out in versatile functional sections: the external helm station is positioned forward, while to aft there is a sunbathing area with sun beds; amidships, protected by a large hard top with an openable section, there is an al fresco dining area with a table and chairs as well as a bar that also serves an open air lounge with sofas and coffee tables. The fore deck, which affords complete privacy even when the vessel is moored at the quayside, has a relaxation area with chairs and coffee tables as well as a sunbathing area with a swimming pool and accompanying sun pads. The aft deck, which is partially covered by the overhanging deck above, has a sunbathing area with sun pads and a cocktail and relaxation area with chairs and coffee tables. The beach club faces the sea directly on three sides thanks to the side and aft hatches that open out to form platforms and/or balconies overhanging the water, and which can also be used for easy disembarkation from the tenders.
The covered area of the beach club can be fitted out as a lounge with sofas and coffee tables, and it also has a day head and a bar corner. Like the outdoor spaces, the interiors of the Mangusta GranSport 48 also clearly reveal the vessel’s focus on open space and natural light. Large full-height windows allow a constant dialogue between the interior and the exterior, thereby creating a sensation of physical and visual continuity between the natural and indoor environments. To increase the captivating effect of this perception, an elegant, contemporary style is used, carefully designed to enhance the light and amplify the space. The decoration by Mancini is therefore entirely based on a skilfully contrasting interplay of light and dark materials and matte and gloss surfaces, the aim being to create a welcoming, cosy, homelike atmosphere full of warmth and relaxation. The Mangusta GranSport 48 is structured across two decks, plus the half deck of the raised pilot house which, together with the instrument panel and three pilot’s chairs, offers guests a small sofa and chairs to observe manoeuvring. On the main deck, the huge salon has been devised as a large, light, continuous open space with sliding windows on three sides. It has been created expressly to encourage socialising and conviviality, combining both the living area with sofas and armchairs and the dining area with its table and chairs in a single space. There are two sliding doors on the sides of the only wall without windows, which serves as the scenic backdrop to the space. The portside door leads to a functional passageway enabling the crew to provide efficient service from the pantry and galley to the salon. The captain’s cabin with its own en suite bathroom is also located alongside. The starboard door, meanwhile, leads to a passageway allowing guests to access the main lobby with its practical day head and both the staircase to the guest lobby on the lower deck and the access way to the full-beam owner’s suite in the forward section. In addition to the master stateroom with its king size bed and seating spaces for relaxation, the suite includes an entrance area with a walk-in wardrobe and his and hers bathrooms. Both of the latter are separated from the master stateroom physically but not visually due to the transparency of the glass doors; they are also interconnected by a shower cubicle with two entrances, which receives natural light from above through two skylights in the base of the swimming pool on the deck above. The private guest accommodation is located on the lower deck amidships, with four guest staterooms. Each stateroom has a queen size bed and a desk / dressing table, as well as a relaxation space, a wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with shower cubicle. The crew quarters are located forward on the lower deck, featuring a laundry room, a crew dinette and four crew cabins, each with two fold-out bunks and an en suite bathroom. Finally, waverunners and/or jet skis are housed with the water toys in the garage under the aft deck while the main tender is housed in the garage under the fore deck.
Mangusta GranSport 48 technical specifications
|LOA||40.06 m / 157’ ft|
|Beam||8.80 m / 28’ ft|
|Max Draft||~2.40 m / 7’ ft|
|Displacement at full load||~340 T|
|Displacement at half load||~310 T|
|Gross tonnage||< 499 GT|
|Fuel capacity||~54.000 litres / 14,265 US gallons|
|Water capcity||~10.000 litres / 2,641 US gallons|
|Main engines power||2 x MTU 16V 4000 M93L (3440 kW @ 2100 rpm)|
|Stabilizers||Zero Speed and underway|
|Max speed half load||~26 knots|
|Cruising speed half load||~12 knots|
|Range||~ 3800 nautical miles at economical cruising speed|
|Guest cabins||1 Owner + 4 Doubles or Twin|
|Crew cabins||1 Captain + 4 Twin Crew|
|Design exteriors||Alberto Mancini / Overmarine Group|
|Design interiors||Alberto Mancini / Overmarine Group Design Dept.|
|Shipyard||Owermarine Group S.p.A.