While Mangusta has built more than two dozen Mangusta 92 open-style megayachts over nearly a decade, until now none was specially designed for the American market. Mangusta’s cooperation with MarineMax its stateside representative, changes that. The first American-aimed Mangusta 92 debuted at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, showing subtle changes yet preserving her international appeal.
Rather than feature the usual four-stateroom layout below decks, this Mangusta 92 has three cabins and a TV lounge (below). That TV lounge is the first room you come upon as you descend the stairs from the main deck, in fact. Of course, there’s a rise-up TV in the saloon above, but the TV lounge is good for kids or other family members who want to watch something different, without having to go to their stateroom.
Another change, though subtle: a shower on the swim platform. It comes in handy for swimmers or watertoy enthusiasts, as the swim platform is the boarding area for them. It’s also the launch and retrieval area for the tenders, given the garage just forward.
Decor-wise, the new Mangusta 92 embraces the trend of wood soles, employing deep-tone wenge. It strikes a nice contrast to the paler oak tones of the wood furnishings. Overall, the look for the 21’6″-beam boat is modern, but not minimalistic, as other Mangusta 92s have been.
What hasn’t changed is the dual emphasis on speed and sun. The Mangusta 92 can reportedly top out at 38 knots, given twin 2,600-hp MTUs coupled to KaMeWa waterjets. That’ll make quick work of getting to the Bahamas or the Caribbean. The shallow draft of 5’3″ will also make cruising those regions easier. The sliding sunroof brings the sunshine into the open-layout main deck, while fore and aft sunpads outside can handle a few folks at a time. (A side note about the sliding sunroof: The hardware locking it in place inside is heavy-duty in appearance.)
If American Mangusta 92 buyers are owner-operators, they may not pay much mind to the crew quarters. But those hiring helping hands will be upset to see how one of the two cabins is arranged. It’s fitted with bunks, where the lower bunk makes it difficult, if not impossible, to roll over. It’s due to the bump out from the shower, impeding leg movement. Essentially, the crewmember needs to sit on the bunk, then slide his or her legs down past the structure.
Hopefully that will change on future models, as other crew areas are good. The galley, below decks, contains the crew mess. A few paces away is a washer/dryer (concealed behind a door), an icemaker, and a wine chiller. There’s three-sided walking access to the MTUs in the engine room, and walkaround access on deck. Furthermore, a ladder amidships on the side deck lets the crew to access the radar arch or address any troubles with the sunroof.
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