Published: Friday, 01 February 2019

The Mangusta GranSport 54 “El Leon” has won the “Best Interior Design Motor Yachts 300GT to 499GT” award at the Design & Innovation Awards 2019, which was held at The Superyacht Design Symposium in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

One of the most prestigious award-giving ceremonies in the boating industry, awards are given to recently-designed yachts after a thorough evaluation not only of their architecture and style, but also of the design features that contribute to the creation of innovative solutions.

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54-meter El Leon was introduced to the public and to the yachting industry as a whole at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show, where she was an immediate success. She is the largest yacht ever built by the Mangusta shipyard and the first model in the new generation of aluminum fast displacement vessels, the Mangusta GranSport line, designed by the shipyard’s engineering departments in cooperation with engineer Ausonio and designer Alberto Mancini.

El Leon won over the jury – composed of owners, experienced captains and renowned yacht designers – for being an innovative yacht that combines stylish design, spaciousness and generous lighting with advanced technological solutions, and for the ability to marry her Mediterranean influences with a tasteful lifestyle and comfort onboard. 

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“The first of a new series, El Leon boldly combines the look of a sport yacht with the liveability of a displacement motor yacht. The all-aluminium fast displacement hull and four engines deliver the element of speed typical of Mangusta’s DNA - all within truly spacious interiors.”

The owner, who knows Mangusta very well, contributed to customising the yacht’s layout and décor, adding a gym and a private office, and requesting special finishes and specially-selected woods. Distinctive features of this low, sleek yacht – like the floor-to-ceiling windows and a 2.6 m saloon overhead height - required in-depth studies and world-class construction skills and craftsmanship.

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Other examples of the craftsmanship are the air-conditioning fan coil units skilfully hidden in elegant freestanding furniture; the wooden staircase - featuring a waterfall-effect veneer - that leads from the main deck lobby to the guest deck; and the innovative solutions drawing inspiration from the automotive industry and effectively reinterpreted for the boating industry by the Mangusta.

This prestigious award is an important acknowledgement of the Mangusta's work, together with designer Alberto Mancini and the owners, and ability to build a truly unique yacht. This is the second international award that the Mangusta GranSport 54 has receuved within just months of her debut on the international market.

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