Overmarine Group has announced the sale of the 11th hull in its Mangusta 165 series. The 50-metre, semi-custom model has been sold to the European market and will be delivered at the beginning of 2017.
The Mangusta 165 series was first introduced in 2007 and has proved to be incredibly popular for the Italian Builder. The initial debut of the first hull was Force India (ex-Salvaje), in 2007.
The model sold is an E “Evolution” version of the model which benefits from new design features and innovation. Overmarine launched its first Mangusta 165 E superyacht last year.
Francesco Frediani, Overmarine’s group commercial director, said: "This [sale] confirms the success of the model, which is unique in terms of performance and characteristics, thanks to her high technical content, exceptional onboard comfort and ability to stir up emotions in those aboard."
The 165 E is undoubtedly eye-catching and has what Overmarine describes as “aggressive, muscular lines”. She has a large window on the main deck, allowing for excellent visibility and copious amounts of natural light. Another notable feature is her longer flybridge.
On the technological side, the 165 E possesses four 2600 HP MTU 16V2000 M94 engines, with four Rolls-Royce/Kamewa NP waterjets, and four Seakeeper stabilisers.
The new 2000 series engines are lighter than the previous 4000 series, improving the weight/power ratio of the 165. Overmarine said that the waterjets also operated more efficiently. Overall, the performance of the 165 E is similar to past models but, crucially, at 20 and 30 knots the technological advances mean that fuel consumption is reduced by 35 per cent.
Another innovation is the optimisation of space in the engine room, allowing for the installation of four stabilisers, which means the 165 E can be used as a displacement yacht at a speed of 8-10 knots. There are also advances with the 165 E’s dynamic positioning, which acts on the effects of the tide, wind and current, making it possible, with the use of direction and thrust, to keep the yacht in a selected GPS position without having to anchor her.