Superyacht 77 – Spring 2023
It all started out in 2016: Oceano 42 marked the yard’s debut with displacing long range and Alberto Mancini’s first cooperation with the yard. Six years later the partnership is stronger than ever: an evolutionary Oceano 43 paved the way to this new 44, a huge floating villa specifically designed to sail on the seven seas, across untouched paradise, in perfect Mangusta style.
Oceano 44 is Mangusta’s new, displacing, three-deck jewel, from the yard’s namesake high range line. She was built at Overmarine’s plants in Pisa, took to water in July 2022, and officially debuted at Monaco Yacht Show, welcomed by owners’ and professionals’ consent and enthusiasm.
Succeeding the award-winning Oceano 43, the new model introduces a new exclusive idea of life onboard, as she completely redefines the way of living at sea: a glass-dominated environment underlies constant interaction between inner and outer spaces. And the boat rightly won the “Best Interior Design Awards 2022” at the World Yachts Trophy.
Oceano 44 is not a face lifting of the old 43: she stands out as an innovative project to exalt her predecessor’s features while making the new model unique. She was devised to offer unprecedented experience onboard, to make the most of sailing and time spent onboard. Volumes, full-height windows, and the new sliding doors system created the right continuum for the best experience onboard.
Speaking about Oceano 42, Alberto Mancini declared: “A sharpened pencil met a blank sheet. Three decks were all I had in mind, her neat lines gradually came out, to define overall bow-to-aft proportions. Graphite shades engraved concave and convex surfaces. She simply had to be a Mangusta, she needed a strong personality to bear the name Oceano”. The same policy led to the new 44’s fully consistent lines. “Mangusta Oceano 44 is a World Yacht-says Mancini-characterized by a sleek elegant profile as well as high-profile performances.
A floating loft, to reinvigorate the philosophy of global floating architecture, and offer her guests an unprecedented experience, along with the pleasure of spending every single moment onboard in total comfort. She is a floating villa, devised to sail on the Seven Seas and discover untouched paradise, for unique cruising with no intention of losing Mangusta’s exclusive and typical style”.
A perfect example of outer spaces to enhance life onboard comes from the beach area, meant and designed as a socializing area. Opening the aft mirror and lowering side balconies create a 180-degree room flooded with natural lights both through side windows and the partially glazed upper deck.
The latter was actually introduced by Mancini on Oceano 42, to furtherly expand the perception of space onboard.
A couch, lounge chairs and a bar fully complete the equipment of the area. All relaxation areas take the idea of life onboard to its highest level: one of the yacht’s distinctive features are the two skim pools on the Main and Sun deck.
The former, bow-oriented, is a stunning pool called “The Island”, as it exactly looks like a sunbathing island, 360-degree surrounded by water, and accessed by a teak bridge for a complete integration with the surrounding environment. The pool is partially glass-bottomed , so as to allow natural light to reach the deck below.
The airy bridge, close to this area, is truly unique: it is surrounded by full-height windows, to enjoy clear visibility in all directions. Imposing surfaces, yet undreamed of, like the 104-square metre Sun deck make Oceano 44 a real jewel, enriched by her interiors: a constant swing between cold and hot materials, lacquering and matte wood, marble and leather upholstery standing for contemporary minimalism.
The ship’s refined layout defines a constant dialogue between inner and outer spaces, mainly due to floor-to-ceiling glass surfaces that flood the interiors with natural light. Uninterrupted connection between all spaces was actually a crucial point in the project, which was achieved through cross and side sliding doors, for a perfect continuum of materials and solutions and full enhancement of life onboard.
This is fully visible on the upper deck, unquestionably dominated by its full-height windows. The view guests can enjoy from here is absolutely unparalleled: windows are externally amplified by as many glasses laid as protections to create a one, unique room with a stunning view on the sea. Steel bulwark and handrails were actually replaced with transparent, teak flush glass panels, which do not obstruct the view from inside. Ocean0 44’s standard layout features a second living room on the upper deck, with its three sliding doors, two of which are side doors.
On this first unit though, the owner wished a second suite on this floor, to enjoy better privacy and a priceless view on the sea. The owner’s suite is accessed through an internal staircase, that connects the main deck lobby with a dressing area on the upper deck. This is basically the owner’s walk-in wardrobe, fully equipped with mirrors and shelves. It provides direct access to the suite itself, which literally merges into the surrounding environment thanks to its large windows. Warm and delicate nuances rule the roost here, adding to pink elements like the Marine leather headboard showing off a 3D, smartly sitting fish. Or the vanity colour face-powder, served by a Minotti-penned armchair.
The same nuances are found in the bathroom, fitted with Calacatta and Thassos marble and finished with pink golden taps. The main deck is dominated by a large living room, where the same succession of warm and cold material is found: the floor alternates marble and wood, perfectly quoting the sofa’s camel coloured Frau leather at the entrance. Four more Frau leather armchairs complete the equipment.
The Minotti penned low table is also in Calacatta marble, whose veins recall the same marble on the floor. The bow dining area features a 12-guest table with onyx centerpiece, lit by a rich chandelier explicitly requested by the owner.
The falling flight of stairs leaving the lobby is flanked by a wall entirely clothed with Studioart leather, geometrically decorated. On the yard-proposed version, the main deck leads on to the owner’s suite and its special entrance dressing. The highlight here is an electrically powered folding balcony, for the owners to enjoy a sense of owning the sea around them.
The suite is connected to the upper deck by the skylights on the pool’s bottom, filtering down the shade of water and natural light. The bathroom, wrapped in calacatta marble, hosts a huge central shower as well as a bathtub. The suite, in the yard-proposed version, is equally decorated in warm delicate shades; painted motives on the ceiling vaguely recall the movements of the clouds.
The lower deck is the guests’ one, providing accommodation in four double rooms: two Vip and two twin bedded, with a third pullman berth. Mangusta Oceano 44 is a fully enjoyable worldwide yacht, scenting the ocean thanks to her remarkable performances. Powered by two 1700cv/ 1268kw at 2450 rev/min MTU 12V 2000 M86, she easily reaches 16-knot maximum speed.
A 4500-mile range is guaranteed at cruising speed of 11 knots. Zero-speed stabilizers ensure perfect comfort both at anchor and while sailing. The ship’s second unit is designed for the US, expected delivery Summer 2024. “The new Oceano 44 dramatically strengthens the yard’s presence overseas”, says Mangusta of Americas President Stefano Arlunno, in charge of the sale with HMY Ale Navarro. “Mangusta is now represented by their three product lines, with a growing number of steel yachts”
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