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Mangusta GranSport 45 takes shape at Overmarine

Italian yard Overmarine has released the first in-build photo of the latest model in its fast displacement range, the 45.3 metre Mangusta GranSport 45.

Styled inside and out by Alberto Mancini and featuring naval architecture by Pierluigi Ausonio, this all-aluminium yacht is due to launch in 2019. As the image below reveals, the hull is largely complete and has been turned over — the next major step will be to join the superstructure.

First announced at Yachts Miami Beach in February 2017 as the GranSport 44, this design is inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle. Speaking last year, Mancini explained: "From the very first drawings, I imagined and drew a project which brings together interiors and exteriors and has them communicate with each other, using a unique design language.”

Accommodation is for ten guests and seven crew members, and while no interior renderings have been released as yet, the yard adds that the decor will be consistent with the timeless exterior profile.

Key features include a superyacht beach club measuring 75 square metres with three fold-out sections encouraging interaction with the water.

Up on the main deck, the foredeck superyacht spa pool with room for seven people is the main attraction — a spectacular waterfall feature here will add to the yacht's wow factor.

Power will come from a triple 2,600hp MTU 16V2000 M96L set up, coupled to a steerable Rolls Royce Kamewa waterjet for a top speed of 26 knots. In keeping with the Mangusta tradition, the GranSport 45 boasts a highly efficient hull shape that allows for a maximum cruising range of 3,000 nautical miles at 11 knots and more than 1,000 nautical miles at 20 knots.

Other projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the flagship Mangusta GranSport 54, which is due to hit the water later this year.

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