Flying Manta was first delivered in 2004 as Ophelia and was entirely rebuilt under new ownership between 2015 and 2017. Major work included a six-metre extension, the addition of a Lloyd's certified helideck with refuelling capabilities, a new swim platform and an interior overhaul with 90 per cent of the existing interior replaced or upgraded. She has been used only privately.
Accommodation is for 12 guests and includes an owner’s stateroom and office that occupies 50 square metres on the main deck. A stairway leads to the VIP stateroom on the lower deck with a double bed that can be converted into a twin, and a second stairway leads to a further two double cabins and two convertible cabins.
Naval architecture and exterior design is by Glanvilles with interior design by Ivo Enrico Poluzzi in collaboration with Analu. Unlike her bright blue exterior, inside she is finished in a mix of woods with bursts of reds and oranges.
The main saloon features a central lounge space with a circular dining table forward to port. Key highlights include a cockpit that can be fully enclosed with air-conditioning, acting as a winter garden, and oyster and lobster tanks next to a BBQ grill where the catch of the day is prepared and served fresh.
Power to the 354GT yacht for sale comes from a pair of MTU 12V4000 M90 diesel engines delivering a top speed of 24 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots. Two gyro Seakeeper stabilisers and fin stabilisers keep her steady at anchor and underway.
Flying Manta is now asking €15,950,000. She is lying in Loano, Italy.