Luxury yacht builder Overmarine Group helped pioneer the design of high-performance superyachts with its Mangusta Maxi Open line. For the past 20 years, it has remained distinctively Mangusta, and has cemented itself as one of the most recognised designs in the industry. Thus, evolving such an iconic design doesn’t come without its risks, trying to find the right balance of preserving the model’s existing DNA, while paving a design direction for the future.
Mangusta announced its plans to reimagine the Maxi Open line in 2019 at the Cannes Yachting Festival, unveiling a new 104 with a sophisticated but aggressive, elongated profile from the creative mind of Igor Lobanov. Speed, comfort, and aesthetics endured with floor-to-ceiling windows, folding bulwarks, and ample open entertaining space, designed with Mediterranean cruising in mind.
Two years later, the first Mangusta 104 REV – heralding a new era of Mangusta Maxi Open yachts – is set to make its official debut at the very event it was unveiled at: The Cannes Yachting Festival.
Sold to an American owner, the 31.8-metre superyacht was launched in June and looks identical to the renderings first revealed to the public in 2019. Constructed from composite materials, the Mangusta 104 REV has a sleek and curvaceous profile with a striking hotel-like interior, championing elegant fixtures and luxurious textures, not unlike Benetti’s recent Oasis 40m.
The main deck is dominated by lifestyle spaces, both inside and out, with the lower deck reserved for accommodation, boasting 4 cabins with capacity for up to 10 guests and 4 crew. Behind the full berth master suite is the crew quarters and hidden galley, with access via the salon, indicating this is very much a boat for owner’s who prefer to be pampered, rather than get hands-on.
The Mangusta 104 REV can be operated from the main wheelhouse or via the entertaining sundeck, and is powered by twin MTU 16V2000M96L engines with a top speed of 35 knots with a range of 370 nautical miles at a 25-knot cruising speed. Below the aft dining area and lounge is a concealed garage that can accommodate a tender up to 5 metres, and a 3-seat jet-ski.
With the Mangusta 165 REV incoming, the future looks bright and bold for the Italian shipbuilder.
Looking forward to seeing some videos of the 104 REV in Cannes!