Early in the 1990s, Overmarine launched the Mangusta 80. According to the company, she was the largest and fastest open-style yacht on the market. This new 110 advances the luxurious performance approach.
The longer the yacht, the easier a designer’s styling job becomes, because the inevitable compromises have a much smaller impact—they nearly disappear from view. Mangusta’s design team has sculpted dramatic shapes—especially for the windows in the superstructure and the wave-like flow of the bulwarks—to create the illusion of motion, even when the 110 is at anchor.
What’s more, the engineering staff has backed up the visual excitement with strong performance. Powered by a pair of 2,600-horsepower MTU diesels spinning KaMeWa waterjets, the Mangusta 110 has a top speed of 33 knots at its half-load displacement. At full load, she’ll be a bit slower, but no one will care, because her luxurious interior and outdoor play spaces encourage the good times that make yachtsmen buy boats and their friends line up to be invited on adventures.
Mangusta reserved a total of 237 square feet of outdoor play space divided among three locations. The sundeck, occupying most of the flying bridge, has enough sprawling space for a crowd of sun worshipers. On the afterdeck, guests will find a Jacuzzi (that converts to a sunpad), two coffee tables, and in the starboard corner, a small divan. Stairs on each side of the afterdeck descend to the swim platform. A third playpen on the foredeck has a large sunbathing area forward and a settee with table tucked into the front of the pilothouse.
Inside this 110, we find a warmly contemporary décor—backlit stone paneling trimmed with pearl iguana leather at the entrance to the saloon, walnut joinery, oak sole, and Moretto leather upholstery. In the forward section of the saloon, a large C-shaped settee and table on the starboard side face a big-screen TV and entertainment center opposite. The after section of the saloon has an L-shaped settee on the starboard side facing a snack bar and the stairway to the staterooms on the lowest deck.
As we’ve come to expect, even on smaller yachts, the owner’s stateroom spans the beam amidships, with a king-size berth, oriented fore and aft on the centerline, a massive head, and an impressively large walk-in closet. The VIP suite fills the bow, and the guest suites fill the remaining area. Spacious crew’s quarters and the ship’s galley separate the accommodations from the engine room.
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This article originally appeared in the July 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.