Mangusta 110 Hull #2 in Build

Mangusta-110--(3)Come next spring, the owners of the second Mangusta 110 will have their new maxi yacht in their hands.

Built by Overmarine Group, the Mangusta 110 was introduced in 2013. She’s an evolution of the Mangusta 94, the first model with a flying bridge. The Mangusta 110 also has a flying bridge, with plentiful relaxation spaces and an optional helm. The difference is that the 110 was the first designed from the hull up to have this flying bridge. As a result, there are subtle stylistic differences and additional creature comforts.

One such difference is a foredeck cockpit. Most maxis feature huge sunpads up here—something many previous Mangustas did, too. The Mangusta 110 has a dedicated seating/dining area, along with a commodious sunpad. It’s akin to the setup on the Mangusta 165. Wisely, it’s centered on the foredeck, so that crewmembers can still go about their line-handling duties.

Since all Mangustas emphasize speed, the Mangusta 110 does as well. Twin 2,600-hp MTUs coupled to KaMeWa waterjets should permit a 33-knot top end. Overmarine Group pledges low sound levels and no vibration at this speed, too. Since some buyers don’t want to go full throttle full time, the Mangusta 110 offers a 350-nautical-mile range at 10 knots.

There’s no word on how the owners of this second Mangusta 110 will outfit the interior. However, Overmarine Group offers the ability to have four staterooms below decks. This permits nine people in the owner’s party to be accommodated. You can also replace one stateroom with a gym, office, or media room. The main deck is traditionally wide open from the triple-seat helm to the aft-deck doors. This maximizes the feel of the 23’6” (7.18-meter) beam.

Megayacht News Onboard: Rossinavi’s Polaris

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Rossinavi is among a handful of megayacht builders offering set technical platforms yet customization of general arrangements, decor, and aesthetic structural elements. Few other builders, however, have all of their yachts meet the voluntary RINA Green Plus environmental notation. Polaris, the second in the Rossinavi Prince Shark series, shows what can be accomplished when an owner is given a little extra freedom and a builder strives to appeal to buyers who are at once eco-minded and performance-oriented.

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Polaris, like Param Jamuna IV, the first Prince Shark delivery, looks like she means business when cruising. She reportedly achieves a top speed around 24 knots. LOA: 158’4” (48.29 meters). At 10 knots, suited for long distances, Polaris has respectable fuel consumption. Rossinavi says it’s 26.4 gph (without the gensets).

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Why settle for a full hardtop or a sliding center? The owner of Polaris requested automatically activated louvers above the central dining and social area on the flying bridge. Note, too, the waterfall cascading from the aft portion of the hardtop. It flows into a mosaic-laid pool. The pool can feature fresh water or seawater, the latter drawn from pumps below decks.

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The transformer swim platform is another customized touch for Polaris. A teak-laid section extends out from the platform, revealing steps. It then lowers into the water to make entering and exiting the water easier for swimmers.

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Team Italia, a megayacht and maxi yacht electronics specialist, designed the wheelhouse. It incorporates the company’s I-Bridge system. It integrates a variety of data from navigation devices like the sonar, the radar, and the chartplotter into touchscreen displays. The I-Bridge is customized for each yacht. Better yet, additional devices can be integrated down the road without the need to tear apart and redesign the helm.

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A striking column of Swarovski crystals runs through the center of Polaris, with the main stairway wrapping around it. In contrast, the owner of Param Jamuna IV had an elevator here. Team for Design worked with both owners to execute their personalized visions.

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The owners of Polaris, particularly the wife, are music lovers. That’s why there’s a player piano in the skylounge, visible in the background. It’s metal and glass, a work of art unto itself, complementing the equally artistic wall of glass tiles forward of it.

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Lighting, in the form of LEDs, plays a significant role aboard the megayacht. The beds in guest staterooms and the owner’s suite are rimmed in LEDs. Elsewhere, pindot lights overhead help to set various moods day and night.

For even more images of Polaris, see the exclusive Gallery in the Megayacht News app. Our app is available via iTunes and Google Play.

MCY 86 to Make Stateside Debut at FLIBS

MCY-86Monte Carlo Yachts was established to focus on the 60-foot-plus (18.3-meter-plus) motoryacht market about four years ago. Its largest model, the MCY 86, has only been sold in Europe. Until now. The first MCY 86 owned by Americans will be showcased at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show next week.

The MCY 86 is built the way her smaller sisters are, with fiberglass, carbon fiber, and Kevlar. She’s engineered to be as swift as she looks, with styling courtesy of Nuvolari-Lenard. Twin MAN V12s promise top speeds up to 29 knots and a cruise of 24 knots.

Inside, owners are able to customize arrangements and, of course, decor. The American couple behind the MCY 86 at the show have reportedly embraced the idea with gusto. They selected soft goods from well-known brands like Armani, Hermès, and Poltrona Frau. They also requested hand-crafted Murano glass mosaics.

The MCY 86 can include three to five staterooms, hot tubs out on deck, and sliding sunroofs. Like to dine on the upper deck, rather than main deck? Put your table and chairs there; mega-size megayachts aren’t the only ones that can do this. Additional ideas for the MCY 86 include nearly a second full galley on the flying bridge and a full-beam master suite. Something surely no buyer will change: fold-out side balconies on both sides of the main deck.

The MCY 86 will be displayed by Denison Yacht Sales, Monte Carlo Yachts’ Florida and Michigan dealer. Monte Carlo Yachts’ smaller offerings will be shown, too.

The MCY 86 won’t be the largest Monte Carlo Yachts model for long. The MCY 105 is set to debut at next year’s Cannes Yachting Festival.

Feadship Heritage Fleet Holding USA Event

Feadship-Heritage-Fleet-Capri-NYCDo you own a classic Feadship? Then the Feadship Heritage Fleet wants you to join a special event being held in Fort Lauderdale on November 1.

The Feadship Heritage Fleet is a history- and camaraderie-focused group formed by three vintage Feadship owners in April 2013. The goal is to bring together owners with Feadship-built boats and yachts that are at least three decades old. Feadship says there are about 400 of its yachts still afloat that qualify. (The Feadship Heritage Fleet is independently owned, though the builder endorses its efforts. The builder also supplies owners with archival records, including drawings, upon request.) Currently there are 34 members in the group. Only one couple, however, is U.S.-based, so the Feadship Heritage Fleet is actively seeking to change that.

It makes sense, since more than 50 percent of Feadships over the years have been commissioned by Americans. Capri, pictured above, was one of the first. She debuted at the New York Boat Show in 1953. Some of those Americans were quite high-profile, like the late Malcolm Forbes, who owned The Highlander. The classic Blackhawk belonged to the Wirtz family of Chicago—the same name of the famed hockey team they owned.

Besides meeting with like-minded owners, Feadship Heritage Fleet members receive benefits. There are exclusive services and products, including insurance and financing. These also include events like the one being held November 1. The first Feadship Heritage Fleet event occurred during Monaco Classic Week in September 2013, for example. The Monaco Grand Prix this past May marked the second, with five members’ yachts lining the racetrack. In June, 18 vintage Feadships rendezvoused in The Netherlands. The latter marked the most Feadships ever together simultaneously.

If you need further convincing to join the Feadship Heritage Fleet, listen to Kristin and Chapman Ducote. They’re the owners of Anahita V, a 1952 Feadship, and the only stateside-based members so far. They call it a “genuine family-type club.” Their first fleet event was the Monaco Grand Prix back in May, where they enjoyed meeting fellow owners and seeing their yachts.

For more information on the Feadship Heritage Fleet event on November 1, email the Feadship Heritage Fleet secretariat or call (011) 31 15 251 40 37.

Icon 250, In Build for 2017 Delivery

Icon-250-renderThe yacht known for now as Icon 250 is officially underway at Icon Yachts. The hull arrived this week from Icon Yachts’ subcontractor.

The Icon 250 is styled by Tim Heywood and measures just shy of 250 feet, hence the name. LOA is 248’7”, or 75.8 meters. She’ll be quite voluminous, with a gross tonnage of 2,015. The megayacht may charter, since Icon Yachts says she’ll entertain 19 in the owner’s party when not operating commercially. Otherwise, 12 in the owner’s party will be accommodated.

Regardless of the total guest head count, the Icon 250 will have a number of creature comforts. There will be a waterfall-equipped pool on the main aft deck. As the rendering above shows, it’s surrounded by abundant teak-decked lounging space. Also note the lounging area on the fold-down terrace to starboard. The Icon 250 has this area immediately accessible from a gym and wellness area. They, in turn, are accessible from the five guest suites.

As for the master suite, it’s forward on the upper deck of the Icon 250. Naturally, there will be panoramic views. The views should be even better from the private alfresco area it will feature. The owner can trade in the natural views for cinematic ones in the movie theater, which will further seat up to 18 other people.

All together, there will be 10,764 square feet (1,000 square meters) devoted to relaxation. The Icon 250 will also boast a beam of 44’3” (13.5 meters). Studio Massari is handling interior design. No details are yet available on decor items, other than there being a glass elevator aboard. Toy-wise, two 33-foot (10-meter) custom tenders will be available. The 28-person crew will have its own tender, too. All will be stowed forward beneath side shell doors.

Icon Yachts anticipates a 16-knot top end and 14-knot cruise speed for the Icon 250. She’ll meet Lloyds and MCA requirements, and surely the Passenger Yacht Code as well. Delivery is set for 2017.