November 15, 2013

Project: Overmarine Mangusta 42 Oceano

The second model in the Overmarine Mangusta Oceano displacement line, is a 42 metre yacht in steel and aluminium designed by Alberto Mancini, presented in project at the 2013 Monaco show. The project was developed by designer Alberto Mancini, who with it begun his working relationship with Overmarine Mangusta. To the history book this is also the first time Overmarine has used an other designer outside of Stefano Righini, who we can say has climbed the ladder of success along with Mangusta. Mancini has been able to exalt the successful stylistic features and family feeling of Mangusta Maxi Open yachts and interpret them to create a triple deck displacement yacht: the result is a super yacht, modern and elegant, whose proportions are expressed in a blend of sharp, taut lines combined with softer sections. A careful study of light and a new concept which provides for two innovative areas have been developed on-board Mangusta 42 Oceano: on the bow deck the external area features two separate sunbathing areas which plunge into a swimming-pool with a continuous waterfall. A glazed skylight on the bottom of the pool brings light and translucence to the head in the owner suite on the underlying deck. Astern, on the other hand, the hatch has been fitted with glazed transverse cuts through which a real furnished beach area can be glimpsed. Once open, it stretches out over the sea creating a platform where the glazed surfaces turn into a source of natural light allowing the nocturnal lighting of the underwater beams fitted astern to filter through. Painstaking care has been taken over the lighting design, and the concept of the beach club skylight also appears on the external decks where transparency has been achieved through the glazed bases of the steel and glass tables set on all three decks of the yacht.  The interiors have been designed in order to accommodate up to twelve guests ensuring their total privacy and freedom of movement, as well as seven crew members.  The main deck houses the salon and dining-room, the lobby, the galley and the full-beam owner stateroom at bow which features a terrace over the sea.  Everything converses with the exterior here: the salon features huge windows through which natural light enters and a sliding door which opens up and overlooks a panorama directly over the sea. The owner suite, on the other hand, communicates between the night and head areas through sliding glazed doors, creating a unique environment where the diaphanous sky of the head welcomes the refraction of the water in the swimming-pool on the overlying sunbridge.  Glazed transparency brings light to the various different environments, increasing the perception of space.  There are four guest cabins on the lower deck, two double and two twin, all with en-suite heads. At bow there is the crew area formed of three double cabins. The Captain’s cabin, on the other hand is on the upper deck next to the helmstation.  Alberto Mancini’s proposal for the interior design features soft contrasts of warm and cold materials: dove-grey oak flooring, bleached teak and sycamore bulkheads, ‘games’ of alcantara, leather and steel combined with fabrics and linen, silk and soft leather sewn onto panels.  Powered by two MTU 1448hp engines, the 42 Oceanco  has a cruise speed of 11 knots, a pace which makes it possible to cover a distance of over 4000 nautical miles at a time. The top speed on the other hand reaches 15 knots, + 1 knot with the optional larger twin MTU 1931hp.