UPDATE, APRIL 30, 2019: Hull number one in the Mangusta GranSport 33 series has a buyer, from the United States. “We were counting on its success, but were nonetheless surprised by how fast we moved from the presentation stage—through renderings and videos—to actually securing the deal,” says Francesco Frediani, Mangusta’s commercial manager.
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The long-range megayacht market is growing in importance to Mangusta. The builder has started construction on a new model, the Mangusta GranSport 33. The 108-footer (33-meter) may be the smallest in its fast-displacement family, but no less capable of swift speeds and good fuel economy.
The series already includes the Mangusta GranSport 54, of which El Leon is hull number one. In addition, the series includes the Mangusta GranSport 45. As for this smallest sister, she comes from the same designer, Alberto Mancini. Of course, he gives the megayacht long, sleek lines and open-air spaces reflective of the other models, and how buyers like to live. On the flying bridge, for example, sun lounges line the aft section, in proximity to a bar. Beneath the fixed hardtop, the Mangusta GranSport 33 provides plenty of seating. Even more sunning space sits on the foredeck, complemented by a hot tub and dining area.
Inside the Mangusta GranSport 33, meanwhile, Mancini wants owners and guests to still enjoy the great outdoors. Therefore, the saloon windows run floor to ceiling. In addition, it’s why two of these same windows can open. While the windows in the master don’t open, the stateroom’s position fully forward on the main deck means it benefits from good views. All four guest staterooms below decks have nice-size windows, too.
Because construction has only just started, there’s still time to personalize the interior arrangement. Mangusta has, for instance, changed staterooms into cozy cinemas on previous deliveries. It’s also moved the location of the galley. (Onboard this new megayacht, the galley is on the main deck, for convenient serving.)
Since the big attraction of the Mangusta GranSport series is the performance, this model follows suit. However, she does so a bit differently. The Mangusta GranSport 33 is the first in the family to feature Volvo Penta IPS propulsion. Specifically, she has quadruple 1,000-hp diesel engines. The pod-drive configuration means maneuvering is easier. In combination with station-keeping abilities (similar to dynamic positioning), you and your captain should be even more pleased. Yet another benefit of the IPS system: Fuel consumption can be up to one-third lower than what it would be with traditional drives. Furthermore, the builder anticipates the megayacht seeing a top speed of 26 knots.
While Mangusta is not yet disclosing the expected best range, it does expect buyers will venture to plenty of places. They’ll be able to venture to plenty of shallow-water places, at that. Draft is 6’2” (1.9 meters).
Delivery is set for 2020.