Mangusta’s expansion into long-range cruising megayachts continues. The builder has signed hull number one of its Mangusta GranSport 45 series.
The all-aluminum series follows in the footsteps of its bigger sister, the Mangusta GranSport 54. Hull number one of that line, El Leon, just debuted at last month’s Monaco Yacht Show. Measuring nearly 149 feet (45.3 meters), the new megayacht therefore features styling by Alberto Mancini and a hull design by Pierluigi Ausonio in conjunction with the shipyard’s own team. The hull, fitted with a bulbous bow, is akin to a fast-displacement hull, also with a bulbous bow. Overmarine Group, the Mangusta brand’s parent company, calls it a “fast surface-piercing hull.”
Regardless of name, the hull should deliver good speed as well as good range. The Mangusta GranSport 45 should see a top end of 26 knots. As for range, the owner’s party (up to 12) should enjoy 3,500 nautical miles at 11 knots, and even more than 1,000 nautical miles at 20 knots. Part of the performance stems from a KaMeWa waterjet paired with one of three MTU engines. The Mangusta GranSport 45 can rely on the central engine and waterjet for quiet nighttime operations at low speeds, plus for maneuvering in marinas. In addition, the duo will permit station keeping (similar to dynamic positioning).
When at anchor or in port, the owner and guests have abundant alfresco areas for indulging. Since beach clubs are so popular, the builder strove to make it even bigger than expected. It therefore spans 807 square feet (75 square meters), including three fold-down partitions. Forward, meanwhile, big sunpads on the main deck flank a hot tub big enough for seven people. The hot tub additionally has a waterfall effect, flowing down the front of the foredeck. Further noteworthy, skylights sit beneath the hot tub. They bring light into the master bath.
No information is yet available on the decor, though the Overmarine Group’s design department is collaborating with the owner’s wife. Beam: 28 feet (8.6 meters). Look for launch next year.