Five years after her introduction, the Mangusta 94 is still going strong. In fact, an American buyer takes delivery of one in just a few months, in time for summer cruising. If you haven’t seen this maxi motoryacht in person, you’ll get to do so at the Palm Beach International Boat Show this month.
The Mangusta 94, which we got aboard at her premiere in 2013, largely incorporates features directly requested by the Overmarine Group’s customers. Due to concentrating on maxi opens, Mangustas have a lot of alfresco space. But, buyers wanted even more. The 94’2” (28.72-meter) Mangusta 94 delivers in a few ways. First and foremost, she does so by adding an extra deck. She puts a flying bridge at your disposal, even though you may not realize it when viewing her in profile. Also unusual, hull number one fully reserved it for sunning. (No extra helm station up here.) Other owners did request an extra steering station, though.
As much as aft decks are made for outside dining and relaxing, this megayacht’s foredeck is, too. So many Mangusta models have the forward cockpit area (top) that you may not realize the 94 was just the builder’s second series to incorporate it. In fact, before the Mangusta 165 premiered, none of its models had it. Once customers saw the two-zone, seating and sunning arrangement on the 165, they asked for it on the smaller yachts.
The one constant among Mangustas: making fast work of getting where you want to go. Twin 2,600-hp MTUs with KaMeWa/Rolls Royce waterjets allow a reported 38-knot top speed. Note as well that the Mangusta 94 should still cruise comfortably at much slower speeds, in contrast to what’s typical for fast yachts.
For more of what to expect at the Palm Beach show, check out the Mangusta 94 in action in this video.