Hull number one of the Mangusta GranSport 33 line not only slipped into the water last week, but also conducted sea trials. The 26-knot megayacht offers both good speed and good fuel consumption, with more volume than most yachts in her size range.
The 108-foot (33-meter) Mangusta GranSport 33 complements the other model in the shipyard’s fast-displacement series, the Mangusta GranSport 45. Like her larger sister, her sporty styling is from Alberto Mancini of AM Yacht Design. Similarly, naval architecture is from the builder’s technical departments. The idea behind these fast-displacement yachts is to allow customers to cruise longer distances and with better fuel consumption than Mangusta’s fast maxi yachts. Simultaneously, though, the projects preserve some of the sleek looks and the semi-custom advantages of those same yachts.
Specific to the Mangusta GranSport 33, propulsion comes from four Volvo Penta IPS engines. She’s the first in the family to feature this system. The pod-drive configuration means maneuvering is easier. It also offers lower vibration, station-keeping abilities similar to dynamic positioning, and joystick control. Yet another benefit of the IPS system: Fuel consumption can be up to one-third lower than what it would be with traditional drives.
With a volume of 228 gross tons, higher than some slightly larger traditional megayachts, this first Mangusta GranSport 33 has several leisure areas sure to please friends and family. For instance, a bar on the aft deck instantly refreshes arriving guests. Yet another bar on the 603-square-foot (56-square-meter) flying bridge is ideally located near the sunning area. Fully forward on the flying bridge, hydromassage jets in the pool create a relaxing mood.
In the saloon, meanwhile, the owner and guests can enjoy an indoor-outdoor setting, thanks to two full-height windows that open. Up one deck, the owner opted for an enclosed skylounge, rather than an open flying bridge. He did this because he wanted a TV room within the skylounge.
Furthermore, the owner opted for four guest staterooms below decks, with a 431-square-foot (40-square-meter) master suite on the main deck.
After delivery, expect to see this Mangusta GranSport 33 out and about with two PWCs and a tender.
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