The Italian yard Overmarine announced at Yachts Miami Beach 2017 the latest model in its fast displacement range, the Mangusta GranSport 44. With the exterior and interior design by Alberto Mancini and the naval architecture by Ausonio, the new model is a 44.1 metre all-aluminium yacht, currently undergoing tank testing. The keel laying is scheduled for May and the launch in 2019.
Accommodation is for ten guests and seven crew members. As to the interior decor – not yet unveiled – it will be consistent with the timeless exterior profile.
The distinguishing feature of Mangusta Gran Sport 44 is the upper deck, an area in which the lifestyle concept, understood as an experience of life aboard, finds her maximum expression. The central salon communicates in two directions, towards stern by means of two large sliding glass doors and with the bow sunbridge, where there is a lounge area overlooking 2 large sunbathing areas in the centre of which lies a jacuzzi which can hold up to 7 people. The water continues towards bow, creating a waterfall which descends to the lower deck, whilst three large underwater skylights diffuse sunlight through to the underlying Owner head.
Another highly distinctive feature is the stern beach area, where contact with the sea is fully-emphasised with an impressive 3 communicating platforms: 1 of which can be extended astern and, moreover, two terraces rotate from the side walls of the hull, thus attaining an impressive 75 walkable square metres.
From a more technical point of view, Mangusta GranSport 44 has a fast displacement hull which was designed, as indeed that of the 54 metre, by one of the most famous naval architects, engineer Ausonio, together with the Group’s Technical Office. It features a bulb-shaped hull with sleek lines, thus guaranteeing maximum efficiency and a top performance. From the very beginning of the design, painstaking attention was paid to her sea keeping and the wellbeing of those onboard. Mangusta GranSport 44 is equipped with electric fin stabilisers which guarantee a better response compared with other existing systems, maximising comfort both at anchor and underway.
Once again with a view of increasing performance (speed and efficiency), this model features a special propulsion package, a rare feature in the sector of pleasure boating yachts: 3 MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines. Two outer engines are coupled to shaftlines with fixed pitch propellers. The central engine, on the other hand, is coupled to a steerable Rolls Royce (Kamewa) waterjet. The central unit means it is possible to cruise at low speeds, manoeuvre during cruising and carry out dynamic positioning in ports.
This package allows for a forecasted top speed of 26 knots and a wide range of efficient cruising speeds, with a range of up to 3000 nm at 11 knots and over 1000nm at 20. Thanks to this propulsion, Mangusta GranSport can satisfy the demands of those Owners who want a high performance on long cruises. The package was also designed bearing in mind the environment, as the MTU M96L meets more stringent rules than the current IMO TIER II.