Two years after announcing the GranSport fast-displacement yacht series, Mangusta has added the GranSport 44 to the line.

Mangusta GranSport 44

Official presentation of Mangusta Gransport 44 as seen on Overmarine’s Facebook page

Two years after announcing the GranSport fast-displacement yacht series, Manugusta has added the GranSport 44 to the line. The Italian shipyard made the announcement last week at a press conference in Miami.

Designed by Alberto Mancini, Mangusta 44 has a low-riding upper deck attached to a sleek hull. The new 44m yacht joins the GranSport 54. The first 54m yacht is scheduled for delivery in the summer.

Commercial director Francesco Frediani said that first aluminium frames for the hull of the new 44m yacht will be assembled in September. Launch is expected in 2019.

Commenting on the new model, Mancini said that the Mangusta 44 should reflect a typical Mediterranean cruising lifestyle. “The exterior is supposed to connect seamlessly with the interior through areas like the upper-deck saloon. The area near the waterline has also been used to the fullest degree,” Mancini said.

The large 75sq m beach club has three opening areas, including two side platforms and the transom. The stern is the focal point of the beach club, and its swim platform extends even farther out if space is required.

Frediani said the first boat will be powered by twin 2600-hp MTUs connected to a KaMeWa waterjet to deliver a top speed of 26 knots. The boat has an effective range of 3000 nautical miles at 11 knots.