Mangusta Yachts (Overmarine)
Mangusta Yachts by Overmarine produce very fast and stylish luxury open style performance motor yachts. Often seen in the French and Italian Rivieras, these luxury motor yachts are characterised by sleek length, open bridge style, powerful engine plants and superior speed. Mangusta comes under the larger umbrella of the French superyacht Rodriguez Group. The Overmarine shipyard actually handles the building of Mangusta yachts and this yard is based in Viareggio, Italy.
Mangustas have a length between 72 feet and around 165 feet and they can reach speeds in excess of 50 knots, with a cruising speed of over 30. This is very fast for yachts as large as this and indeed very fast for a yacht of any type that is not made specifically for motor racing. The Mangusta open line features the work of designer Andrea Bacigalupo and both the Rodriguez Group and Overmarine are involved in the advanced technology, design, styling and state of the art construction.
The Mangusta 72 and 92 are superb motor yachts in their class and they offer amazing speed and style. The 108 Mangusta yacht was the largest production series sport cruiser available at one time however the 135 and 165 foot (pictured above) have now taken over. The complete Mangusta range includes the 72, 80 hard top, 105, 108, 130, 148 Oceano and the 165’ flagship.
The Mangusta 165’ is set to become an important yardstick in the yachting world and in the words of the chairman of the Rodriguez Group, Gérard Rodriguez: “The Mangusta 165’ is an exceptional yacht which holds several world records, including that of the largest Open series yacht in the world.”
Often seen in St Tropez, France and Porto Cervo, Sardinia and other glamorous hotspots, Mangusta are very popular day yachts and inshore charter yachts along the French and Italian Mediterranean coast. Now with their larger size they are becoming much more than simply day yachts.