Mangusta 104 REV, innovative power

The new maxi open range from Overmarine, designed by Igor Lobanov, has made its official debut with the Mangusta 104 REV

by Francesco Michienzi

The ideas and creativity of Igor Lobanov, the Muscovite designer who has his studio in Barcelona, were the first step in designing a comfortable environment with innovative strength – one that isn’t obvious, but has to be discovered, one that can’t be quantified, but is nevertheless on a human scale.

It is not just a question of ergonomics or materials, the first thing about being comfortable is luminosity and acoustics, and can be felt in the quality of the air that you breathe. A design that has been well thought out, like one for a boat, never ignores this. Especially if, in creating the Mangusta 104 REV, Overmarine had included comfort amongst the main goals to keep the buyer happy. There is also a sense of well-being created by the emotion of going at 35 knots on a boat that displaces 120 tonnes.

The interiors have been designed to bring plenty of light onto all of the decks. The lounge is wrapped in full-height windows.

Form and substance come together nicely in this design. Igor Lobanov has ideas that might feel revolutionary but are actually set upon on firm cultural bases in which the careful examination of every tiny detail makes the difference in terms of overall project quality. The task that the Balducci family handed him was something of a mission impossible – he had to redesign the Mangusta range, which had been created by Stefano Righini, and maintain the family feeling between the boats, while at the same time offering something modern that keep its success going. He hit the target with the Mangusta 104 REV. In 2007, the Russian designer founded Lobanov Design, a dynamic studio that does work ranging from transportation to architecture. Lobanov feels it is vital that something drawn up ten years ago can keep its futuristic feel even a decade later.

The cabin area can house up to ten guests in four bedrooms, divided between the full-beam master cabin, a VIP one, and two guest rooms.

Mangusta 104 REV is the entry-level boat of the Overmarine Maxi Open range, which in over 35 years has seen the launch of over three hundred superyachts. The external lines fully reflect the spirit of the yacht. Viewed side-on, the profile scores highly in terms of aggressiveness, and the bow section, in particular, feels like a knife blade that cuts unhesitatingly through the water. The windows in the helm area give a decisive air without affecting the excellent visibility from the steering position. Having a flybridge doesn’t weigh down the lines. In fact, it actually becomes an integral part of the structure and covers part of the cockpit.

The helmsman’s seat has a combination of rounded pieces with grey lacquered surfaces and leather details, which are reminiscent of a sports car.

The transparent surfaces ensure great visibility and allow the boat to fall within the BV and MCA classes for commercial registration purposes. Inside and out form a harmonious continuum, maximising the lifestyle concept, which is seen as being providing an unforgettable experience of life on board.

Architecture, volumes, and design, from stern to bow, confirm the great care deployed in the project to make this model a point of reference in international yachting. The high degree of customisation, the chance to use free-standing pieces of furniture, and the care taken with living spaces reflect the continual evolution of the brand and follow the most recent trends in design. Recurrent circular elements create a feeling throughout the boat, with soft, winding shapes that harmoniously blend in with the external curved and elegant lines.

OWNERS AND THEIR GUESTS CAN ENJOY COMPLETE RELAXATION AND THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF PRIVACY IN THE NUMEROUS AREAS AVAILABLE ON BOARD, INCLUDING THE SUN PAD IN THE BOW AND THE SUNDECK, WHICH IS PERFECTLY INTEGRATED INTO THE PROFILE. THE RELAXATION AREA IS FURNISHED WITH A COMFORTABLE U-SHAPED SOFA AND HOUSES THE SECOND STEERING POSITION.

Hidden behind the rear door is the garage which can hold a tender of up to five meters, and a three-seat jet-ski.

In the lounge on the main deck, your eye is immediately caught by the large rounded glass surface on the wall at the end of the room. Just by pressing a button, this can change from opaque to transparent, to increase visibility at the helm, which is positioned right behind that. The circular shape of the glass works elegantly with that of the porthole which gently lets light seep through from the flybridge above.  The same circular design can also be found on the various mirrors inside the cabins and in all of the bathrooms, starting from the one in the master suite, where there are variously-sized rounded, back-lit mirrors placed alternately with circular wall lights – the same ones used in the cabins.

The full-beam owner cabin is located on the lower deck. It comes with a dressing room, a beauty corner, and a bathroom with a shower in larch marble and black Pietra d’Avola, with a special bamboo-style motif. The cabin is extremely luminous thanks to the two large windows and dark mirrors, one of which hides the television. In terms of materials used, there is a mix of glossy and matte finishes, combining white, grey, and black shades with touches of brighter colors, such as rust. Every bathroom features a different kind of marble, with veining and shades that put across the full beauty of the natural stone.

The door of the aft cockpit opens right up to link the lounge to the exterior and create a dining area where guests can spend some pleasant time together.

The Mangusta 104 REV is fitted with two MTU 16V2000M96L engines, which take it to 35 knots, silently and without even the smallest vibration. At 25-knot cruising speed, the boat boasts a range of 370 nautical miles. The power produced by the two KaMeWa S63-4 hydro-jets makes this thirty-meter yacht look as agile as a jetski. You just have to see how it does a full turn at high speed, but that wouldn’t mean much if the propulsion wasn’t accompanied by a bottom with well-researched and tested waterlines and a hull with a structure that has been suitably strengthened.

Engine room
The Mangusta 104 REV is fitted with two MTU 16V2000M96L engines, which means it can do 35 knots, with transmission from two KaMeWa S63-4 hydro-jets.

OVERMARINE GROUP ITALY
Via del Porto, 2
I-55049 Viareggio (LU)
T. +39 0584 – 389364
www.overmarine.com

PROJECT
Exteriors by Igor Lobanov and Overmarine Group • Interiors by Igor Lobanov and Overmarine Group Design Department • Naval Architecture by Overmarine Group Technical Department 

HULL
LOA 31.80m • Maximum beam 7.1m• Gross Tonnage 200 • Full mass displacement 120 t • Half mass displacement 110 t • Fuel tank volume 10,500 l • Water tank volume 1,600 l • Maximum speed 35 knots • Cruising speed 25 knots • Range at the cruising speed 370 nautical miles • Building material: single-skin composite and sandwich composite • Cabins: Master suite, two double cabins, and one twin • Crew: 4 people in 2 cabins

MAIN PROPULSION
2 MTU 16V 2000 M96L • Outlet mechanical power 1,939 kW each

(Mangusta 104 REV, innovative power – Barchemagazine.com – March 2022)