Founded by the Balducci family in Viareggio back in 1985, Mangusta is a company that considers itself not just a builder of yachts but a realizer of dreams. The firm’s range of yachts up to 165 feet in length are marked out by their distinctive, extra-long bows, quick speeds and refined Italian aesthetics. Yet Mangusta’s commitment to custom finishes ensures that each yacht to leave their yard is unique, shaped by its owner’s vision and Mangusta’s unsurpassed ability to bring that vision to life.
Tuscan boat builder Giuseppe Balducci had already worked for years in the shipyards of Viareggio, Italy when he decided to establish his own company, Mangusta, in 1985. Guided by a vision of excellence and an irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit, Balducci was convinced he could take on larger, more established companies to build the finest yachts in the world. So confident was Balducci that he named his new firm Mangusta, the Italian word for mongoose, one of the few animals in the world capable of killing cobras. The name was a deliberate and provocative call to arms for firm, for at the time Italy’s leading brand of sailing yacht was the Tecnomarine Cobra.
Balducci’s bold and confident move worked. Within five years of starting business the company built the world’s longest open yacht, the Mangusta 80, which offered customers the possibility of combining speed and performance with luxury and comfort. Nor did the firm stop there. Mangusta soared onwards and upwards with new models bigger, better and faster than anything Viareggio had ever seen, pioneering the use of extra-long bows to create large and dramatic leisure space at the front of their yachts. The Mangusta 108 became the world’s largest production series sport cruiser when it was launched in 2000, while in 2016 the company introduced their first tri-deck yacht, a fast displacement vessel with an expansive enough nautical range to allow owners to cruise around the world. 2020 saw the firm announce their latest model, the GranSport, a luxury motor yacht that is their largest yet.
Mangusta has achieved all of this while remaining in full family ownership. Nowadays the firm also employs Giuseppe’s children, Maurizio and Katia Balducci, who help to oversee 10 Italian manufacturing facilities across Tuscany. In total Mangusta control over 2 million square feet of manufacturing space, including a facility dedicated to metalwork in Pisa, a creative design lab and headquarters in Viareggio and a space for the rolling and forming of composite hulls in Massa.
A truly exceptional yacht builder, Mangusta have deservedly won a host of accolades in recent times, from winner of the 2020 World Superyacht award for best Semi-Displacement yacht to the coveted Barca Dell’Anno Prize in 2014. Over the years the company has launched more than 300 luxury yachts to discerning buyers all over the world, and whether you are sailing from Corsica to Capri, or to the more far-flung marinas of the Caribbean, you are likely to see the proud owners of a Mangusta Yacht showing off their vessels.
Mangusta GranSport 54
Mangusta’s newest yacht is perhaps their most ambitious yet. The defining principle behind this design is breezy, open space, typified by a free-flowing main deck that combines an open-plan salon and dining room, sun deck and aft deck. Towards the rear there is even a collapsible swimming platform to add a few extra feet, ideal for those who want to create an al fresco beach club atmosphere. Mangusta’s signature modular extra-large bow with spa pool is also present, offering double the amount of sun-kissed external space that one would expect from similarly sized yachts. Exteriors are the brainchild of Italian designer Alberto Mancini and represent the pinnacle of modern Italian elegance. Interiors similarly offer only the very finest materials and finishes, including veneered brown marble surfaces, lacquered ebony walls, varnished walnut floors and stainless-steel fixtures. Windows meanwhile are the size of cinema screens, perfectly framing the stunning coastlines and sparkling seas that this yacht is bound to traverse. The yacht also happens to be super spacious, with 10 guest cabins including a foredeck master stateroom, for a total occupancy of 21 across both guests and crew. Nor is performance overlooked. An aluminum hull and superstructure makes the vessel both durable and lightweight, while four MTU engines roar this incredible yacht on to top speeds of 29 knots. When launched this 177-foot-long yacht garnered immediate acclaim, winning Best Exterior Design at the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival.
Mangusta Oceano 46
Part of the Oceano range, Mangusta’s first range of triple-deck vessels, the impressive Mangusta Oceano 46 benefits from a towering fly-deck with 360-degree views. A pleasure deck to bow is large enough to include a jacuzzi or spa pool, while three rear decks on each tier offer the perfect space for sunbathing and entertaining. This vessel’s hull is constructed from a singleskin composite, while the superstructure has been molded from a sandwich composite. The Oceano 46 is designed for longer journeys across a variety of waters and has an oceangoing range of 4,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 11 knots thanks to twin MTU 12V engines.
Mangusta MaxiOpen 165E
A luxury sports yacht like no other, the MaxiOpen 165E delivers high level performance without sacrificing elegance, comfort or space. Four MTU 16V engines deliver a top speed of 46 knots, while four Seakeeper stabilizers ensure that this yacht is a smooth and agile ride in any circumstance. The exterior has been crafted by renowned naval architect Stefano Righini and is designed for enhanced aerodynamics, giving the yacht a sleek profile. A relatively shallow draft of 6.5 feet also ensures that this yacht can berth at most marinas without difficulty. Interiors boast an array of sumptuous finishes, including ten types of Italian marble and a dozen varieties of wood. This model was listed as one of Robb Report’s coveted “Best of the Best” yachts in 2015.
How to Buy a Mangusta Yacht
If you’re interested in purchasing a Mangusta yacht, a Staten Island Yacht Sales professional can assist you in your buying needs. All employees are trained to identify as many ways as possible to improve your experience when purchasing a Mangusta yacht. As a 100-percent customer-driven business, SI Yachts delivers every time.
How to Sell Your Mangusta Yacht
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