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
The Italian Sea Group attended with two Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 motor yachts the Formula 1 Grand Prix held in Monaco on May 28, 2023. The two yachts, recognizable by their ultra-sporty silhouette, arrived from the most important harbors in the Mediterranean Sea and moored in "pitch view" among the most luxurious yachts of the industry and on the world's most famous and glamorous urban circuit, displayed from practice races to Sunday's official race."The high-performing and innovative Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 motor yacht with its 63 knots of speed represents the avant-garde of luxury speed boats," states Giovanni Costantino, Founder and CEO of The Italian Sea Group. "Perfectly in line with the mood of the Monaco event, it allowed owners and guests to enjoy a unique experience”."Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 is an incredible yacht; a true Lamborghini in all her design, speed and sporty performance. We had a great time on board for the entire period of the Monaco Grand Prix," says the owner L.E.The Italian Sea Group’s Tecnomar brand produces and commercializes yachts in steel and aluminum up to 50 meters. Founded in 1987 and acquired by the Italian Sea Group in 2009, Tecnomar has launched 289 yachts through the years, also thanks to the Tecnomar Evo line, which has earned a great success in the Asian market. Credits: The Italian Sea Group; Unsplash
May 31, 2023
Tommaso Spadolini designed a 650 sqm three-storey villa, nestled among the hills overlooking Lake Lugano. The interior and exterior areas were inspired by the world of yachting. The villa was made for the entrepreneur and influencer Serena Spinucci, co-founder of the Milaner brand which markets a careful selection of clothing and accessories produced by the best Italian artisans. Her son Giovanni dealt with the architectural work. “I met Serena and her husband in 2011, because they were friends of an Italian owner for whom I was following the refit of a yacht,” says Tommaso Spadolini. “It was on that occasion that they asked me to refit their yacht, Virginian, which was followed by the refitting of two more of the family's boats. After so much experience together, Serena kindly asked for my help in designing the interiors and arranging the outdoor areas of her new villa in Lugano.”The leitmotif of the project was immediately clear, both in the selection of colors and materials. Developed over three floors, the villa integrates perfectly into the hilly landscape overlooking Lugano and its lake. However, the original building had small windows. This was the first challenge: to connect the inside of the house with the outside as if they were one, so that the garden and the landscape would become an integral part of the villa. The large glass walls of the living room merge into a single environment with the surrounding garden.In the garden, Tommaso Spadolini and Serena Spinucci studied a layout that was at the same time elegant, comfortable, practical and that could emphasize the “green furniture”, the work of the Hortensia garden design company. “Together we have studied all the external paths that connect the swimming pool, the changing room and the relaxation area with television," explains Tommaso Spadolini. “By using the inclination of the hill slope, we placed a gazebo on the roof of the villa, which is at the same level as the swimming pool: when you sit down at the table to have lunch, it really feels like being on the flying bridge of a yacht!”Oak wood is the characterizing material of the interiors, prepared in different ways by the master craftsmen of the Del Curto carpentry in Chiavenna, where mock-ups of all the rooms were also created before they were set up in the villa.The interior furnishings are a skilful mix of modern and traditional styles, ensured by the presence of family furniture heirlooms, such as the large tapestry that dominates the wall of the dining room, flanked by two ancient rudders, which blend perfectly with the Mars round table, the Audrey chairs and the modern Golden Cloud chandelier designed by Paolo Castelli.In the living room, Promemoria large sofas and central coffee table create a fascinating contrast with the large antique carpet. The master sleeping area is on the same floor: the bedroom, which overlooks the lake directly through a large window, opens onto a terrace that is perfect for breakfast or relaxing moments.The sleeping area for children and guests is located on the lower floor, next to a spacious and well-equipped fitness area.Serena Spinucci, photo courtesy of Norman Rinaldi“Tommaso studied every detail with the expert eye of a naval architect and, thanks to his many years of experience, he understood our requests and needs perfectly,” says Serena Spinucci. “He really managed to create a welcoming environment that often makes us feel we are on board our own yacht.”Credits: Giovanni Malgarini
May 31, 2023
The fourth edition of the Venice Boat Show opens today and will be held till the 4th of June once more in the historic Arsenal, which for centuries functioned as the beating heart of the Serenissima’s naval power. This edition will last for five days, following the trends of the other most important national and international exhibitions. The sailing sector shows consistent growth, with an increase in attendance of over 50% from last year’s edition, much like that of electric propulsion vessels, which has itself grown 30% and reaffirms its green mission. The five-day event will also coincide with the start of the Biennale of Sustainability. The Show — which in 2022 received the BEA- Best Event Awards prize as best exhibition of the year — is organized by Vela spa, on behalf of the Municipality of Venice, and features the essential collaboration of the Italian Navy. The Arsenal is composed of 55,000 sqm of water basins, inside of which 1,100 linear meters of piers will be installed, alongside 30,000 meters of external exhibition spaces. The large warehouses, which in the past would have housed the construction facilities of Venetian galleys, will now host the best elements of Venetian nautical design and furnishing, as well as its artisanal shipbuilding, for a total of 5,000 sqm. More than 220 exhibitors will be present (180 being Italian, with the rest joining from the United Kingdom, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Spain, Germany, France, Austria, Montecarlo, Sweden, Denmark and Finland) who will in turn bring 300 vessels to Venice, 250 of which will be in the water, creating a total ship length of 2.7 kilometers.The large groups have confirmed their presence – Ferretti Group, Azimut Benetti and Sanlorenzo are returning. Sanlorenzo has chosen the contemporary SL78, entry-level of the iconic line that made the brand successful. The company also displayed a new hydrogen-powered tender with foils that will accompany American Magic during the America’s Cup 2024. Ferretti Group brought a fleet of seven yachts, including wallywhy 150, which will have its world premiere. Ocean King decided to showcase its 36-meter Ducale 120. Azimut makes a European debut for its Verve 42. The motorized boat selection is completed by the exhibitors Sunseeker, Beneteau, Rizzardi, Absolute, FIM, Pardo, Loy Explorer, Green Line,Sirena and Arcadia. First time exhibitors in Venice include the shipyards Invictus, Fountaine Pajot, Nautor Swan, Solaris Power, Prestige, Rio Yacht, Sense Yach and Omikron.The sailing boat section consists of 30 boats ranging between 10 and 30 meters. Flagship of the contemporary production sailing line will be the Swan 65 constructed by the Nautor Swan shipyard, with the pier also displaying the 30 meter Whimsea built by the CNB shipyard and designed by Studio Brenta. Also attendees include the shipyards Beneteau, Lagoon, Dufour, More, Jeaneau e Pegasus e Italia Yacht, while first time attendees to the Arsenal consist of Elan, Bavaria, Solaris, Neo Yacht, Felci, Kufner e Hallberg-Rassy.The electrical sector has over 50 electrical vessels being exhibited, a 30% increase compared to the previous edition. Returning to the Arsenal are X Shore, Candela, Green Line 40, Alfastreet Marine, Fap (Falegnameria Artigianale Pesce) and Rand Boats. New attendees include Free Power, Propel, Laneva, Green Dream Boats, and Amperetta. Boats powered by the energy reaped from hydrogen fuel will also be present: the French catamaran Sea Bubble and the Hydrocell project dedicated to this transformation. Sustainable ocean going will also feature a competitive event in the third edition of the E-regatta, the scenic parade on the Grand Canal and the sporting events held inside the Arsenal’s basin.The five days of the exhibition will also provide for entertainment with regattas and trophies, along with an incredibly rich program which features, amongst other events, the arrival of the Pavia Venezia, the Palio delle Repubbliche Marinare (Maritime Republics Regatta) on Saturday the 3rd of June, and, the following day, the second edition of the Venice Boat Show Cup. Moreover, there will be many opportunities for families and children to relax with activities, catering services, laboratories and a rediscovery of the sites of the Arsenal.Credits: Venice Boat Show
May 31, 2023
Ferretti Group will bring a fleet of ten boats to the Venice Boat show, which runs from May 31st to June 4th. The stand-out wallywhy150, the model created by a team of Wally and Ferretti Group Engineering experts in collaboration with Studio Vallicelli Design, which penned the elegant and innovative interior design, will become the star of the show. This latest addition in the wallywhy range features unprecedented exterior areas and a huge upper deck that offers the same sheltered space as a 40-meter yacht.wallywhy150Alongside the wallywhy150, Ferretti Group will be showcasing a dazzling selection of boats representing four of its seven brands: Ferretti Yachts 720, Ferretti Yachts 580, Ferretti Yachts 500, Riva 68’ Diable, Riva 56’ Rivale, Rivamare, Pershing 9X and Pershing 7X, Custom Line Navetta 30. Ferretti Yachts 580“We have seen the Venice Boat Show come into being and flourish, not just as the leading trade fair in the Eastern Mediterranean, but as a yachting world event that our owners and friends look forward to the whole year. And it gives me great pleasure to see that the other Italian boat builders too have recognised the importance of this outstanding international event and the opportunities it creates,” said Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO. The Ferretti Group, led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, is now one of the world’s leaders in the construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally.Credits: Ferretti Group
May 30, 2023
Overmarine Group has launched the third unit in the Mangusta Oceano line. The ceremony took place in Pisa Navicelli on the 24th May. The Mangusta Oceano 50 is a 499 GT displacement yacht with steel hull and aluminum superstructure designed and built thanks to the synergy between the shipyard's technical departments, designer Alberto Mancini, and P.L.A.N.A. Design of engineer Ausonio.She features large floor-to-ceiling windows and special opening systems. Thanks to the three aft and side doors, which open up completely to convert into three connected terraces on the water, fully equipped to allow the owner and his guests to experience an incredibly close contact with the sea. The airy and stylish cockpit is located above the garage and, once the tender has been launched, access can be gained to a 6 m x. 2.6 m pool fitted with a special counterflow swimming system and hydromassage located at the bow area. A second pool can be found on the sundeck.The spacious 52 sq. m. master stateroom is located on the main deck and has an exclusive fully-automated balcony overlooking the sea. On the lower deck, the owner has chosen a configuration with five guest cabins, including a full-beam VIP cabin with separate access.This vessel is equipped with two MTU 12V 2000 M86, 1700 hp engines that allow her to reach a speed of 16 knots and ensure a range of up to 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 11 knots.Six more vessels in the Mangusta Oceano series are currently under construction at the Pisa shipyard. The series also includes a new 44m model, the first unit of which was presented last year at the Monaco Yacht Show. The next vessels in the Mangusta Oceano line available for sale will be a Mangusta Oceano 44 and a Mangusta Oceano 50, ready for delivery in the summer of 2025 and in the summer of 2026, respectively.Overmarine Group was founded in 1985 by the Balducci family. The shipyard builds open and displacement power superyachts under the Mangusta and Mangusta Oceanco brand names. Credits: Overmarine Group
May 30, 2023