The Turkish yacht builder Mazu Yachts has announced its entry into steel construction with the 92 DS, the first of a new semi-displacement series that will be followed by a 112 DS and 132 DS  model. 

“In my professional opinion, for reasons of safety, comfort and resale value, a displacement hull should be built of steel or aluminium,” says Halit Yukay, brand founder and head designer. “As with our carbon composite models, we wanted to offer the market something new, and if you look at the exterior lines, I think you’ll agree the 92 DS is certainly different!”

The steel keel of the first semi-custom 92 DS has been laid, but Mazu is drawing on its experience of working in carbon composite for the superstructure to keep the weight down and the centre of gravity low. 

The crossover-style exterior profile is by Red Yacht Design. It features a raised pilothouse positioned forward in order to maximise the interior volumes. The vertical bow increases the waterline length. 

The owner’s suite is located in the widebody section of the main deck forward with a bathroom in the bow. The walk-around section of the superstructure houses the main salon, illuminated by full-height windows and the galley. 
Two twin-single guest cabins and a full-beam VIP suite are forward, and there are two crew cabins with a shared bathroom in the bow. The crew have their own service stairs, which is unusual for a yacht of this size .  

There is more lounging space, as well as dining facilities and the exterior helm station shaded by the hardtop on the fly deck. 

“Once again, I think we’ve created something amazing that will shake up the marketplace,” says Yukay. “The interior volumes and full-height windows make you feel like you’re on a yacht that is at least 10 meters longer.”

The yacht will be powered by triple Volvo Penta IPS 1050 drives for a top speed of  22 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. This is the first time IPS propulsion has been installed on a steel-hulled yacht, requiring close collaboration with Volvo Penta and Profjord in Sweden for the engineering and naval architecture.

The first 92 DS is due for delivery to her Turkish owner in the summer of 2022.

Turkish Mazu Yachts has been designing and producing Open and Hard-Top Motor Yachts and Superyacht Tenders since 2011. The state of the art facility of 3000-square-metre indoor and 1000-square-metre outdoor space also accommodates carpentry shops and paint booths for creating an anti-dust environment.

Credits: Mazu Yachts 

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