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Mazu completes steel hull of first Mazu 92

12 May 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

Turkish builder Mazu Yachts has completed construction on the hull of the first 28 metre model from its steel Mazu 92 DS series.

The model, which marks Mazu’s first foray into steel construction, is the first of a new semi-displacement series which will be followed by a 112 DS and 132 DS model. 

The hull was rolled out of the shed earlier this year
All photos: Mazu Yachts

Designed inside and out by Red Yacht Design, the yacht will feature a superstructure constructed from carbon composite to reduce weight and keep the centre of gravity as low as possible.

The exterior design features a raised pilothouse forward, vertical bow and two-tone hull design. Inside, accommodation is for a total of eight guests in a full-beam owner’s suite located in the widebody section of the main deck forward, two single cabins forward and a full-beam VIP.

In terms of amenities, the Mazu 92 boats a large swim platform which is large enough to stow a tender of Jet Ski while underway. When moored or at anchor, this platform can be extended thanks to fold-down bulwarks. Glass sliding transom doors lead into a beach club area, complete with a bar.

Speaking about the new model, Mazu founder and designer Halit Yukay said: “I think we’ve created something amazing that will shake up the marketplace. The interior volumes and full-height windows make you feel like you’re on a yacht that is at least 10 metres longer.”

The hull was rotated in the midst of construction work

"The most exciting feature of the DS series is the use of three IPS 1050 Volvo machines in a displacement steel body and the exciting innovations created in the layout," added Yukay.

The construction update comes at a busy time for the yard, which is currently in the midst of a full-scale facility expansion.

Proving its ability to balance multiple projects at once, Mazu has also kickstarted construction on a second 92 DS, which has been started on spec, and announced that designs for the first 112 DS are in the works.

The first Mazu 92 is expected to be launched in 2023. 

Meanwhile, designs for the new 112DS will be completed in the summer and the model is scheduled to go into production this year. Red Yacht Design co-founder Fatih Surekli said, "while maintaining all the characteristic and aesthetic features of the series, we used all the layout advantages that IPS provided us by using 4xIPS 1050 Volvo machines in this project and we did not compromise on performance".

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