May 2, 2017

Project: Mazu 42 Walk-Around

Mazu Yachts has been designing, producing hard-top and open motor yachts since 2011 and have since then created a name for sleek and aggressive looking planing-hull cruisers and yachts built using the cold-molded system. Mazu Yachts stands out of the crowd with their special “hand-crafted build” due to their building technique, which gives the hulls extra strength and lightness.  The center console is the main theme for this 42 Walk-Around project which is a modern superstructure, leaving room for two ample lateral walk-around. Halit Yukay, head designer and owner of the yard, has succeeded in giving the 42 a free board that is high enough to allow movement on deck in complete safety even while at sea, but still keeping her sportive profile with it’s 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 and a second settee forward of the console.  The size of the aft platform has allowed the yard to create a 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.  The yacht’s eight ton displacement and special hull shape take full advantage of the propulsion system of twin Volvo 435hp with IPS600 pod drives giving the Mazu 42 Walk-around a top speed of 47 knots, with a cruising speed of 32 knots.  Mazu 42 Walk-Around interiors are characterized by generous headroom with elegant minimalist styling featuring use of Alcantara and leather trim created by the Italian company Foglizzo. Forward the 42 Walk-around has a large queen size bed with a comfortable settee to port and a large bathroom with all the features to starboard.