This Superyacht Opens Up Like An Italian Convertible

Fittingly, the 50-metre vessel also promises an exhilarating top speed of 34 knots.

By Rachel Cormack 03/06/2021

Cars are often the driving force behind some of the greatest marine designs. For proof, look no further than the Overmarine Group’s latest superyacht that takes creative cues from the distinctive sports cars of the early 20th century to guide its design.

The new 50-metre known as the Mangusta 165 REV, is the flagship vessel of the new Mangusta Maxi Open REV series. It’s billed as “a celebration of design and functionality, comfort and great performance,” just like your favourite four-wheelers of yore, old sport.

The superyacht was penned by designer Igor Lobanov in collaboration with the Italian yard’s engineering department. The vessel is characterized by an aggressive profile and sleek, dynamic lines that Lobanov says were inspired by the vintage rides of the 1930s.

Onboard, the interior has been styled by Milan-based architecture firm M2 Atelier and features contemporary furnishings, a subtle colour palette of warm tones and expansive windows that promise plenty of natural light.

At the heart of the vessel is a spacious main salon which comes complete with a sofa, dining area, and a bar that’s illuminated by three skylights. Elsewhere on the main deck, there’s an airy, two-level master stateroom that spans 990 square feet and includes a personal office, lounge and full-beam bathroom. The lower deck, meanwhile, will house four double staterooms and a VIP cabin. Alternatively, seafarers can eschew the VIP suite in favour of a media lounge or gym.

Mangusta 165 REV

The interior features contemporary furnishings and a subtle colour palette. Mangusta Yachts

The interiors flow seamlessly to the exterior where there is ample deck space and amenities for seafarers to enjoy. The pièce de résistance is the beach club. It features an aft door that opens “like the roof of a convertible” to reveal a fully-equipped 36sqm lounge on the sea. The foldable side terraces also open up in a similar fashion for breathtaking views.

Elsewhere, the sundeck sports plush sofas and a bar while the huge 60sqm forward deck is equipped with an infinity pool and sunbathing space. The vessel is also fitted with a side garage that can hold a tender and two jet skis.

Mangusta 165 REV

The beach club sports an aft door that opens like the roof of a convertible. Mangusta Yachts

The superyacht runs like a supercar, too. It will be powered by quadruple MTU 16V 2000 M96L diesel engines and four Kamewa waterjets that promise an exhilarating top speed of 34 knots. At the same time, Veem gyro stabilisers ensure smooth and comfortable cruising in any weather.

The Mangusta 165 Rev comes just one day after the launch of the first Mangusta 104 REV and shows that Overmarine has well and truly shifted gears with this new series. Be prepared for more car-inspired yachts to hit the high seas.

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