“There is no Mangusta like another.” We have heard Maurizio Balducci CEO at Overmarine repeat this sentence times over and with pride when talking about the range of motor yachts large and small built by the renowned Italian brand.
Maximum customisation of each unit of the Mangusta line is one of the company’s principal features. The Mangusta 105 we are about to present in the following pages is of course no exception. Waiting for the brand new Oceano 148 to be finalized of which we’ve seen pictures showing the assembly of hull and decks as a foretaste of what’s to come in the course of a preview event sporting composite built displacing superyachts the Oceano 148 is clearly going to be one of next season’s principally interesting yachts in the under 50 metre category – but while the Mangusta 205 – the project of which was presented in 2011 as the one destined to become the largest GRP “open” ever to be built, with an impressive LOA of 62.5 metres we wish to focus our attention on Overmarine’s Mangusta 105.
This superyacht’s decidedly strong sporty lines drawn by Stefano Righini well depict the sort of performance the hull is capable of delivering while the interiors are more spacious than one would normally expect to find on an “open” of this size.
With a specially configured water line of 25.3 metres, coupled to a beam of 6.9m to best exploit hydro-jets – which is another distinguishing feature of the 105 as in every Mangusta. On this yacht in particular they are Rolls Royce Kamewa 63 S3 drives linked to twin 16 cylinder MTU M93 engines for a total output of 4,800 HP which are capable of pushing the boat to a top speed of 35 knots.
More than appreciable results therefore thanks to the power house devised, and sharp turns, deep banking curves like on much smaller speed boats, with considerably higher safety margins make this boat easy to handle and manoeuvring in restricted water spaces becomes disarmingly simple.
This boat is set to provide plenty of thrills and adrenalin but she’s also pleasantly surprising when you move from the cockpit to go inside since her interiors are well exploited, through rational compartmentalisation which confers a sense of airiness and comfort which make of this fast Mangusta 105 a family cruiser too, as if it were almost a multi decked motor yacht underscored by the main deck in addition to a classic living/entertainment and dining area installed in the stern.
This yacht also offers another living room situated forward of the cockpit on a half deck but on a slightly lower level, a solution which aside from extra comfort provided by large sofas, make it very enjoyable with considerable privacy for guests. Plenty of natural light pours through large window panels set along four sides. The deck floor is in wengé wood while the saloon is fully carpeted in beige material.
The night quarters are situated along the lower deck in the forward section reserved for guests and for some of the crew. These two areas are obviously separated to guarantee complete privacy. The owner’s suite is situated in the most comfortable area amidships taking up the full beam. It is very bright thanks to as many as five rectangular ports in each of the sides, with a dressing room, and a bathroom which are in line with the cabin’s size and rank.
Forward of the suite there are two twin guest cabins with separate beds and their dedicated bathroom and wardrobe. Further forward we access a VIP cabin with a double bed at centre, bathroom and wardrobe. A handy fifth day head is situated next to the steps connecting the lower deck to the main one. As for the decor of the model we’re presenting – we wish to point out that any given style, materials and accessories can all be selected “ad libitum”. In the given case the owner requested the designers on hand at Overmarine with the ship yard defining the interiors as being “finely classic”.
What makes it so exclusive is the furniture with the choice of materials which is expertly blended with wood essences, fine leather, as well as marble, in an interplay of chromatic contrasting colours with detailed finishing touches and wonderful joinery. We can safely say all of this is of a higher standard and simply typical of this Italian brand.
The exterior open air portions offer much to tan fans. The bow and stern host three enormous sun bathing areas, while the stern deck with its round table invites one to a pleasant dinner.
A strategically placed crane ensures quick and efficient launches near the garage housing tender and water toys aft in the stern.
by Stefano Colotti – photo by Alberto Cocchi
For further information: Overmarine Group
The sea trial was pubblished on Superyacht 33 – Summer 2012