Perfect Balance

Mangusta makes inroads into the North American market with the Namaste, one of its new series of Mangusta Oceano displacement superyachts.
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Established in the mid-’80s by Giuseppe Balducci, as brand of Overmarine Group, Mangusta enjoys a strong tradition in the United States today. For decades, the prominent Italian shipyard has been well regarded in the US for its fast, open sport boats. Identifying displacement vessels as a primary emerging market in the United States, Mangusta believes its 40- to 60-meter range of Mangusta Oceano models is perfectly positioned for the US audience.

Have a closer look at the Mangusta Oceano 43 Namaste in the exclusive video below:

The company introduced its new Mangusta Oceano displacement range at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Shows last fall, with the 43-meter Namaste. American buyers, who can also see the Namaste at this spring’s Miami and Palm Beach shows, are now being exposed to another side of Mangusta’s yachtbuilding capability. 

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The Mangusta Oceano range of displacement yachts represents a departure from the shipyard’s fast-boat origins, but the brand’s DNA remains in terms of contemporary timeless design and efficient performance. Working with engineer Pierluigi Ausonio and designer Alberto Mancini, the builder has applied the same technological principles focused on performance and onboard comfort as seen on its high-performance lines, and the same concepts of balancing open spaces with internal volumes, to the development of its new line of long-range yachts built in metal. But additional details distinguish the Mangusta Oceano line, such as a range up to 5,000 miles, which rivals other explorer vessels and a dedicated beach club. 

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At 451 gross tons, Namaste’ is a high-volume vessel for her size, with a layout that includes 2 salons, 1 owner’s suite with a full beam head and an extendible balcony, 2 VIP and 2 twin cabins with their en suite head, an infinity pool, a dedicated beach club, a full automatic electric hydraulic side ladder, a captain’s cabin behind the wheelhouse and a forward tender garage —standard enough features for Mega Yachts, but unusual on a yacht under 150 feet (45 meters).

The study of natural and artificial light was an essential part of the designer’s approach. By using glass, both transparent and mirrored, to bounce light around the interior and reduce visual barriers to the outside world, Mancini has succeeded in reducing the divide between the interior and exterior spaces so that guests always feel close to the water. That’s why on Namaste’, you have the feeling of being aboard a much larger yacht. 

Watch an interview with Mangusta's Stefano Arlunno:

Join Yachts International editor Kenny Wooten as he broadcasts a live video walkthrough (below) of the Mangusta Oceano 43 at the Miami Yacht Show.

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