Yacht Class n°36 (march-april-may 2024)

Mangusta – Overmarine Group

The ‘smallest’ of the Oceano range, this Mangusta opts for a cruising rather than a performance-oriented programme. To achieve this, she relies on friendly and refined layouts, both for outdoor living and for moments of intimacy indoors.

Written by : Christophe Varène – Photos : DR

When the Overmarine group was founded in 1985, the Balducci family made their ambition clear by naming their models Mangusta: at that time, its main competitor was building the Cobra, whose only predators are… mongooses. The first generations were sleek and sporty, with a focus on performance, but the range has been diversified with the Gransport family, always with a dynamic design, and the Oceano, more cruise oriented. This last line, characterised by its displacement hull, includes models of 50 and 44 metres and now also the Oceano 39, the entry-level model of this family of excellence.

Glass and light

But this unit is discreet. Discovering her is like a virtual tour. Yet the lines are elegant for a three-deck, thanks to the massive use of glass, a material that adds lightness through its transparency. Its presence in the hulls with long portholes, at various levels in the bulwarks and pulpits, and in the countless bay windows that open the interiors to the surrounding panorama, lightens the superstructures. The latter are in carbon fibre: if this does not visually affect the silhouette, it probably has a significant effect on the weight and on the stability thanks to a centre of gravity lowered accordingly. The importance of the outdoors is also reflected in the layout : those of the sundeck, the upper deck, the main deck and the beach club together offer no less than 284 m2, for shared moments of relaxation, on sunbeds, at a table or in the comfort of the various lounges. So let’s start our visit with the sundeck.

Spaces dedicated to sunbathing

Protected by a central hardtop over a table for ten and a bar, the flybridge is also generously open to the sun and houses a forward lounge, with coffee tables, armchairs and sofa, and its aft chaise longues. As mentioned earlier, glazed pulpits provide uninterrupted panoramic views. Sober in design, this deck is refined with its teak slats. Let’s descend to the upper deck via a staircase leading near the wheelhouse and the captain’s cabin. Towards the bow, passengers can relax in an area dedicated to sunbathing thanks to multiple and vast sunpads and a swimming pool/jacuzzi. It is worth noting the transparent floor of this pool has a soft zenithal light bathing the master suite in light. Moving back towards the aft, there are also spaces for discussion and socialising: an interior lounge with floor-to-ceiling glazing, part of which is entirely retractable, a dining table for ten protected by the flybridge, an outside lounge to admire the evening lights. The interior, designed by Alberto Mancini, uses noble materials, such as marble, for the tables, and wood, for a refined and warm atmosphere.

A sober and classy interior design

The time has now come to take a look at the main deck, starting with the common areas gathered towards the stern. In the shade of the upper deck, there is a pleasant lounge for those moments of relaxation on the large sofas from the best Italian design studio. The cockpit overlooks the swim platform on the lower level – which can be accessed by two side staircases – and communicates directly with the interior through a glazed sliding door. There, large, deep and inviting sofas create a meeting place with soft colours, refined furniture and carefully selected materials, without losing sight of the landscape thanks to side windows, some of which can be opened completely. In the adjacent dining room, the back wall is decorated with beige and aquamarine leather inserts and dark wood, creating a geometric forest decor. To port, a discreet passageway leads to a professional galley, while a lobby to starboard houses the staircase to the upper and lower decks, and the access to the full beam master suite.

A full- beam master suite

An office in front of a window overlooking the sea acts as an entrance to this private space. Then, there is a small lounge with relaxing armchairs and, when at anchor, a balcony opens up for special moments in complete privacy. The king-size bed occupies the central area, while the en suite to the front offers two washbasins and a shower cabin overlooking the sea. A dressing room adds to the comfort of this suite, decorated in a simple, elegant and warm style. The visit continued by going down one level. The lower deck accommodates a large beach club, including the swim platform and a lounge. The latter can be slightly smaller if the owner chooses the version with a transverse tender garage. On the same deck, forward of the technical area with engine room and comfort equipment (air conditioning, watermaker, etc.) are the four guest cabins (two en suite VIP, office and multiple storage spaces, plus two guests with single beds and bathrooms). Crew quarters with mess, galley and three double cabins occupy the bow. In terms of performance, the Mangusta Oceano 39 is powered by two 1 700 hp MTU that  ensure a cruising speed of 12 knots and a top speed of 16 knots. For long navigations, up to 2 250 miles, the speed should be limited to 10 knots. A more powerful configuration is available: with two 2 600 hp engines, she will have a maximum speed of 20 knots, for a cruising speed of almost 18 knots.

Technical sheet

39,20 m
8,50 m
2,30 m
Fuel capacity
32 000 l
4 000 l
composite et fibre de carbone
227 t
2 x diesels MTU 12V 2000 M86
2 x 1 700 ch
Maximum speed
16 nds
Autonomy at
2 250 milles (10 nds)
Designer ext.
Alberto Mancini / Overmarine Group
Interior designer
Alberto Mancini / Overmarine Group
Mangusta - Overmarine Group (Viareggio – Italie)
Overmarine Group France (Golfe Juan – France)

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