Mazu Yachts have announced their entry into steel-displacement construction with the motor yacht Mazu 92 DS, the first of a new semi-displacement series, which will be followed by the 112 DS and 132 DS models. This new model will be 28.45-metres in length with a beam of 6.7-metres, making it the largest of Mazu Yachts' designs to date. Photo: Mazu Yachts The move to steel construction from their previously used carbon, comes from the brand’s founder and head designer Halit Yukay, who stated that “in my professional opinion, for reasons of safety, comfort and resale value, a displacement hull should be built of steel or aluminium… as with our carbon composite models, we wanted to offer the market something new, and if you look at her exterior lines, I think you’ll agree the 92 DS is certainly different!”.Photo: Mazu Yachts With the steel keel of the first semi-custom 92 DS now laid, Mazu is employing their tried-and-tested experience with carbon superstructures, such as that of the Mazu 82, launched last year, to lighten vessels and retain a lower centre of gravity. Photo: Mazu Yachts Mazu has collaborated with Volvo Penta and Swedish Naval Architects, Profjord, to create the first steel-hulled vessel with IPS Propulsion, with the yacht powered by triple Volvo Penta IPS 150 engines. The IPS propulsion system is unique for the forward-facing, twin counter-rotating propellers, which have been shown to increase vessel control and manoeuvrability. Photo: Mazu Yachts The yacht’s exterior profile has been penned by Red Yacht Design, and features a raised pilothouse positioned to the fore of the vessel, allowing for a maximisation of the internal volumes, as well as glass sliding doors leading through the transom to the interior accommodations. Red Yacht Design have also envisaged the interior design, with an owner’s suite situated amidships of the main deck, with an ensuite situated at the bow. There is an al fresco dining space, as well as lounge area on the aft deck. Photo: Mazu Yachts The 92 DS can accommodate up to eight guests within four staterooms, and there are two additional crew cabins accommodating four crew, accessed from a service stairway at the bow. Photo: Mazu Yachts
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