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Mazu 82 Flagship "Rapidly Approaching Completion"
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Mazu 82 Flagship "Rapidly Approaching Completion"

Turkish yacht builder Mazu Yachts has revealed that its in-build Mazu 82 flagship superyacht is "rapidly approaching completion".

The yard revealed that the teak decking and pair of Volvo Penta IPS engines have now been installed. The outfitting is 50% complete. The yard will begin installing the windows when interior outfitting is complete.

The construction update comes less than a year since the yard announced it had signed the contract with a Turkish owner. The first Mazu 82 is set to be delivered early next year and will make its official debut at the 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival.

It comes after Mazu revealed the "understated and elegant" interior styling of the yacht, which has been undertaken by Turkish designer Tanju Özelgin.

Özelgin's aim has been to buck the trend of many yacht interior designs, which, he says, constantly seek to remind owners and guests they are at sea. Instead, his interior design is intended to create the illusion of feeling “at home or in a nice hotel”.

“This was one of our key aspects during the design phase of the yacht: to create a space which won’t let you feel as on a yacht but more as if you were in your own house with all the familiarity and comfort which comes with it.”

The resulting three stateroom interior is therefore "relaxing, elegant, a soothing combination of warm light and inviting textures."

The presentation of the Mazu 82's interior follows the news that the yard had sold the first hull in the series to a Turkish client.

Due to launch by the end of the summer, the 24.5 metre yacht is the largest to come from the yard. Designed by Mazu's founder Halit Yukay, it will combine a clean profile line with expansive decks and large hull windows.

Accommodation will be for six guests across three staterooms, comprising a full-beam master amidships, an en suite VIP cabin forward, and a double stateroom off the passageway. The master suite bathroom will feature a large shower, with a walk-in wardrobe opposite.

The Mazu 82 will be built from carbon composite in a light weight sandwich construction. This design will provide the rigidity and strength needed to create wide deck spaces and a high interior volume allowing for large windows without sacrificing performance.

Power will come from three Volvo Penta IPS 1350 1000hp engines with a cruising speed of 35 knots and a maximum speed of 40 knots. Further details include a beam of 5.9 metres and a draft of 1.6 metres.

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