With the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017 just under three months away yacht manufacturers are getting set to showoff their latest additions and joining them is Mazu Yachts. The Turkish boutique yacht designer and builder will be presenting not one but three new models. Set to be on display later this year when the yachting festival descends on Cannes from September 12 to 17, the debuts will also be available for sea trials.
The yachts can be customised to be either overnight cruisers of superyacht tenders, depending on the ability of the yards and their ability. The three yachts, a 38 Soft Top, 38 Open Top and 42 Walk-Around are all made using the cold-molded system and produce sleek and powerful designs. This building technique has allowed the brand to gain recognition for its ‘hand-crafted art of superyachts’.
The first of the three is the Mazu 38 Soft-Top that was designed by Halit Yukay. Launched this month, the yacht has been sold to a European client who is a fan of Armani and preferred a ‘military look’. With this in mind, the yard chose to team up with Foglizzo for the leathers and fabrics and utilised mirrors that helped give the perception of a loft condo. To enhance the dramatic feel of the yacht the designer turned to Italian supplier Cantalupi who provided the indoor mood lighting that helps set the mood.
With the Mazu 38 Open-Top the yard has chosen to maximise the ampleness of space and comfort that can be enjoyed with the open plan layout. In the aft deck, the yacht boasts an ‘al-fresco’ dining space while also hosting an en-suite bathroom and full standing shower on the inside. In terms of customisation, the yacht offers owners the option of selecting the hull colours, luxurious fabrics and interior finishes. Made f hand-made carbon, the hull is said to give the yacht extra strength and lightness.
The final yacht which is the Mazu 42 Walk-Around which also happens to be the largest of the three. Thanks to a real modern superstructure which protects the center console, the yacht is able to hold two ample lateral walk-arounds. Using military twist overtones and a sportive profile, the yacht also holds a freeboard on deck. On deck, guests will be able to soak up some sun near the stern while the forward cockpit offers a V-shaped settee as well as a second settee for lounging. The final piece of the puzzle is that aft platform. Generous in size, the platform allowed the yard to create a seaside terrace for when the yacht is both anchored but also while moored.