Due to make its premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival, the model marks Mazu’s first foray into steel construction and is the entry-level edition of a new semi-displacement series, which will soon be followed by a 112 DS and 132 DS model.
Red Yacht Design is responsible for both the exterior and interior of the new model, which has a beam of 6.7 metres and a draft of 1.9 metres. Its superstructure is 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.
The Mazu 92 DS is the first of the builder's steel hull series to integrate an IPS propulsion system and according to the yard, is the "first brand in the world to achieve this with a triple engine system of Volvo Penta IPS 1050, each delivering 800HP.
In terms of amenities, the 160GT yacht is home to a large swim platform that is substantial enough to stow a tender or Jet Ski while underway. When moored or at anchor, this platform can be extended thanks to fold-down bulwarks. Instead of a traditional transom, glass sliding transom doors lead into a beach club area, complete with a bar.
Speaking previously 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 most exciting feature [...] is the displacement steel body and the exciting innovations created in the layout," added Yukay. The yard has said it hopes to build “ classics of the future”.
During preliminary sea trials, the yacht reached a top speed of 18 knots. She is expected to have a cruising range of 1,170 nautical miles.
Proving its ability to balance multiple projects at once, Mazu has also kickstarted construction on a second and third 92 DS, and announced that the first 112 DS is scheduled to go into production in the coming months.Read More/The most exciting yacht debuts at the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival