Mazu Yachts at Cannes Yachting Festival 2017: 3 sexy world debuts on display and available for sea trials

Mazu Yachts has been designing and producing luxury ‘hard-top and open’ motor yachts since 2011, known for sleek and aggressive looks and made with cold-molded system. The Hi-tech shipyard facilities are located in Yalova, one of the best strategic locations for yacht building in Turkey.

For the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival 2017 (September 12-17, 2017), the Turkish boutique yacht designer and builder confirms three new yachts to be on display.

Mazu Yachts will have the world debuts of three “sexy” new models: 38 soft top, 38 open and 42 walk-around. All three are equally perfect overnight cruisers or superyacht tenders thanks to yard’s ability in customization of style, layout and decor.

Mazu Yachts gallery MAZU 42 WALK-AROUND by Mazu Yachts
MAZU 42 WALK-AROUND by Mazu Yachts

The largest of all three Mazu’s models to be shown in Cannes, the 42 walk-around boat has an overall length of 11.99 meters and a maximum beam of 3.7 meters. The center console leaves room for two ample lateral walk-arounds. The yacht has a freeboard that is high enough to allow safety movement on deck even while at sea in combination with sportive profile with and military twist overtones.

“On-deck comfort is assured by the ample sun bathing area near the stern, while forward the cockpit is complete with a V-shaped settee and a second settee forward of the console. The size of the aft platform has allowed the yard to create a true seaside terrace, ideal not only while at anchor but also when moored to the jetty, facilitating coming aboard and going ashore. The presence of a mobile kitchen with Gaggenau appliances ensures leisurely and pleasurable times when at anchor,” announced the high-end shipyard.

Two 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS 600 give the Mazu 42 walk-around a top speed of 47 knots, with a cruising speed of 32 knots.

Mazu Yachts three world debut at Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

The all-new Mazu 38 has an open plan layout with dining space “al-fresco” in the aft deck, an en-suite bathroom with separate full standing shower. The hull colors are customizable as well as an owner is free to choose from a variety of luxurious fabrics and finishes to use for the interiors.

To maximize guests comfort, the boat has two galleys with Gaggenau appliances both inside and outside, equipped with cooker, grill, microwave and oven, along with sink, fridge, deep freezer and ample storage for crockery and provisions. A bimini, aft deck shower and swim platform with a retractable swim ladder on the transom, provide added cruising benefits.

The hand laid carbon Mazu 38 hull provides extra strength and lightness to the boat. When equipped with Volvo IPS 400 the top speed reaches 36 knots, and with more powerful Volvo IPS 600 Mazu 38 can run up to 45 knots.

12m MAZU 38 SOFT TOP - launched in June 2017 - 12m MAZU 38 SOFT TOP - launched in June 2017

12m MAZU 38 SOFT TOP – launched in June 2017.

Designed by Halit Yukay, the yacht has been sold to an European client. He desired to achieve a real “military look” able to combine latest luxury superyacht tender amenities and trendy elegance.

The owner of Mazu 38 soft top is an “Armani style enthusiast”. The yard so decided to use as many different textures of leathers and fabrics as possible – all from Foglizzo and a number of mirrors to give the maximum depth interiors perception, like in a loft condo.

Halit Yukay also designed a fantastic indoors lighting mood from the Italian supplier Cantalupi to enhance Mazu 38 dramatic feeling. New Mazu 38 soft top is equipped with two Volvo Penta IPS 400 engines and the boat claims to reach a top speed of 34 knots.