Overmarine launches 11th Mangusta 165E superyacht
by Chris Jefferies
Splashed on November 17 in Viareggio, the new 50 metre yacht is due to be handed over to her owner in early 2017.
The Mangusta 165 series was first introduced in 2007 and has proved to be incredibly popular for the Italian builder since the debut hull, Force India (ex-Salvaje), was unveiled. This model is an E “Evolution” version, which benefits from new design features and innovation. Overmarine launched its first Mangusta 165 E superyacht in 2014.
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, while on board accommodation is for ten guests split across five cabins.
Power comes from four 2600 HP MTU 16V2000 M94 engines, with four Rolls-Royce/Kamewa NP waterjets for a top speed of 35 knots. The new 2000 series engines are lighter than the previous 4000 series, improving the weight/power ratio of the 165 E. Overmarine added that the new waterjets also operate 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 eight to ten 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 to keep the yacht in a selected GPS position without having to drop anchor.
Other projects currently under development at Overmarine include the first Mangusta Gransport 54, which is due to launch in 2018.