Overmarine debuts new Mangusta Oceano 42m displacement superyacht in Monaco
by Risa Merl
Overmarine debuted its latest new build today at the Monaco Yacht Show today – the 42m steel-and-aluminium Mangusta Oceano 42 displacement superyacht.
This is a further evolution of Overmarine's building displacement motor yachts, following on the heels of the 45.5m Oceano Mangusta 148 tri-deck motor yacht, the first to be delivered 2014. The Oceano motor yacht series is a bold step for Overmarine, who has made its name in high-performance, open sports yachts.
'We've had a niche in the open market, which has given us great satisfaction,' says Francesco Frediani, commercial director of Overmarine. 'Now we look at displacement as a business opportunity. What we realised traveling around the world, is that while Mangusta is perfect boat for the Med, Florida, The Bahamas and so many parts of the world where speed helps in achieving final destination very quickly, in some other parts of world, we do not find same situation. In other countries, final destination are very far, and you need long range to achieve this.' Frediani also mentions looking to grow in new markets, citing the Chinese market, whose owners are, 'looking more to space, volume, and who enjoy spending more time on board but not necessarily in an open yacht.'
Alberto Mancini is responsible for the exterior and interior styling, and he notes a particular feature of the swimming pool on the bow. 'The idea was to create a special swimming pool at the bow to enjoy an infinity pool experience and to allow for panoramic view all around the bow,' he says. 'At same time, I proposed to the engineers a glazed skylight to filter light down to the owners' stateroom below.'
In addition to the full-beam master stateroom, there are four en suite guest cabins on the lower deck with two double and two twin staterooms. At bow there is the crew area formed of three double cabins, while the captain’s cabin is on the upper deck.
Delivery of the new Mangusta Oceano 42m is slated for spring of 2016. Overmarine is also displaying its new Mangusta 94 at the Monaco Yacht Show.