The game-changing Mangusta 165 REV combines technical innovations with an exquisite style, directly inspired by the sports cars of the 1920s and 1930s, and was widely acclaimed as one of the revelations of 2022. However, this impressive success wouldn't have been possible without the first Mangusta 165, which changed yachting history.
The Italian shipyard worked closely with the renowned designer Stefano Righini to revolutionize the open yacht segment back in the early 2000s. The Mangusta 165 became a real trailblazer that combined an impressive size (over 50 meters/164 feet in length) with phenomenal speeds of 40 knots (46 mph/74 kph). It was officially one of the world's largest open yachts, paving the way for the highly-popular maxi open yachts segment.
The Royale X quickly draws attention wherever it goes, thanks to its unmistakable sporty silhouette and impeccable appearance. At a little over 160 feet, it's spacious enough to accommodate up to nine guests in four elegant staterooms while boasting all the luxuries you'd typically find on much younger yachts.
The extensive use of high-quality wood and the warm color palette in earthy tones mimic the classic interiors of gentlemen's yachts. However, a modern touch is also obvious in the minimalist decor and luminous ambiance. Valentina Balducci is the one who envisioned this sophisticated yet informal interior, boasting bleached-teak flooring and limed-oak paneling.
One of the most attractive areas onboard is the main salon, large enough to include a modern-style bar, a lounge, a gaming table, and an elegant dining room. No luxury yacht today would be complete without a dedicated gym area and a movie room. Despite its considerable age, the Royale X includes both these features. A sophisticated media room sits on the lower deck, perfect for movie nights. At the same time, a well-equipped gym combines a classic interior style with the modern benefits of climate control.
As for outdoor entertainment, there are multiple options. The main deck aft is perfect for both sun lounging and open-air dining. It's spacious enough to house a built-in lounge with comfy, upholstered seating, a separate dining table with generous seating, and an overhang partially protecting it from the sun.
Elegant walk-around side decks provide access to another perfect spot for enjoying the sun – the large foredeck lounge, fitted with inviting oversized sun pads. Additional lounging is available on the sun deck, which also offers a second option for al-fresco dining. Last but not least, the flybridge offers the most stunning views, not just of the water but also of the boat itself.
When it comes to performance, the Royale X stays true to the meaning behind the brand's name. Back in 1985, Mangusta was born as a direct competitor of Tecnomarine, Italy's most successful open yacht builder at the time. Cobra was the name of Tecnomarine's most popular model. With the mongoose being the only natural predator that can defeat the cobra, the new rival's name was an obvious choice – Mangusta. It was a lucky choice: the shipyard has enjoyed worldwide success ever since.
The iconic Royale X hit the market this month, looking fresh and claiming low engine hours. Whoever is willing to part with €14.5 million ($15.5 million) could become the lucky owner of an authentic Italian sports car on water.