The latest project of the Italian yard Overmarine’s Mangusta Gransport line designed by Alberto Mancini: The Mangusta Gransport 44. With the naval architecture by Ausonio, the new 44.1 metre all-aluminium yacht is currently undergoing tank testing, while the expected delivery date is May 2019. Mancini wanted the 44 to reflect the typical Mediterranean cruising lifestyle, so the distinguishing feature of the yacht is the upper deck, an area in which this concept finds its maximum expression.
The central salon communicates in two directions, towards stern by means of two large sliding glass doors and with the bow sunbridge, where there is a lounge area overlooking 2 large sunbathing areas in the centre of which lies a jacuzzi which can hold up to 7 people. The water continues towards bow, creating a waterfall which descends to the lower deck, whilst three large underwater skylights diffuse sunlight through to the underlying Owner head.
Another highly distinctive feature is the stern beach area, where contact with the sea is fully-emphasised with an impressive 3 communicating platforms: 1 of which can be extended astern and, moreover, two terraces rotate from the side walls of the hull, thus attaining an impressive 75 walkable square metres.
Accommodation is for ten guests and seven crew members. As to the interior decor – not yet unveiled – it will be consistent with the timeless exterior profile.
Since she’s a fast-displacement design, the Mangusta GranSport 44 should provide the speed benefits of a semi-displacement yacht and efficiency akin to a full-displacement design. Expect a top speed of 26 knots, for example. Range should be 3,000 nautical miles at 11 knots. In addition, the shipyard anticipates a still-respectable 1,000 nautical miles at 20 knots.