Yacht & Villa International has introduced the ‘Manta Series’, which is a range of five full-displacement, semi-custom new build motoryacht concepts, ranging from 30 – 65m in length.

“The Manta Series are Dutch quality boats at an Italian pricing range,” says Paul Cave, sales broker at Yacht & Villa International, of the pre-engineered concepts designed by naval architects, Marimecs B.V.

“Marimecs is a legendary Dutch engineering firm. Their work can be found at the heart of many yachts that were built by well-known superyacht builders, including Feadship, Royal Huisman, Amels, and Moonen.”

The Manta series will be built at the Eurocraft facility in Savona, on the North Coast of Italy. “After considering many options for the construction, we settled on what has been a low-profile yard to-date, but with an excellent reputation for quality and integrity.

“Eurocraft has good build capacity and is currently undergoing a phase of expansion and investment,” continues Cave. The yard is currently constructing a 300m quay to provide a convenient option for refit and maintenance in the Mediterranean.

Cave expects the yard to be able to commence construction on the projects within three months of contract, with delivery times ranging from 24 to 32 months, subject to the size of boat and modifications to the profile.

From a pricing standpoint, he says “it’s massively competitive”, adding: “The Eurocraft yard provides an excellent price/quality ratio. There are many pricing advantages that can be found in the utilitarian design and uncomplicated systems that reduce the overall build costs compared with more ‘flashy’ designs.”

Cave sees the series appealing to the current owners of fast planing superyachts, which have a limited range and spend a fortune on fuel. Also, sailing yacht owners who are attracted to long-range cruising in comfort and style.

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