The first Mazu 82 has been launched and completed her sea trial in time for delivery. Built of a lightweight carbon composite, the Mazu 82 combines a clean profile, expansive decks, and large hull windows.
The Turkish designer Tanju Özelgin carried out the interiors of the Manu 82. Working closely with the shipyard, Özelgin optimized the volume and large hull windows, combining textures and colors, and both direct and indirect light to create an elegant atmosphere.
The interior design complements the edgy exterior styling of the Mazu 82, designed in-house by the shipyard’s founder, Halit Yukay: “The interior and the exterior should never be defined as two different aspects but should be seen as a whole as one is the extension of the other,” refers Yukay. “Both should create a coherent unity and reflect the main mood and feelings the designer intended.”
“The main challenge with yacht interiors is that space mostly never stands still and is constantly surrounded by water, says Tanju Özelgin , who aimed to create an onboard ambiance more in tune with land-based architecture. “This aspect will direct your decisions regarding which materials to use, the weight and scale of every piece of furniture, and whether or not the furniture is anchored to the decks or built-in.”
Aiming to draw in as much natural light, the Mazu 82 design boasts very large deckhouse windows and strip glazing in the hull. In particular, the sliding sunroof, custom-made by OPAC in Italy, and 9-sqm windshield of ultra-clear laminated and tempered glass, lend the interior an airy, loft-like feel.
“Space has to be as compact and light as possible without losing the illusion of feeling at home or in a cozy hotel,” says the interior designer. “This was one of our key aspects during the design phase of the yacht: to create a space that feels more as if you were in your own house with all the familiarity and comfort that comes with it.”
Artificial lighting is just as important as natural illumination and has to be both functional and atmospheric. For this reason, a bespoke lighting system was developed for the Mazu 82.
“Lighting is an important tool for the designer to create an atmosphere and mood, which further improves the design of the space,” says Özelgin. “It is an extension of the feelings the designer wants to express and should always be considered as a reflection of the overall design.”
The furniture features walnut and leather to create a warm ambient, while the walls are decorated with metallic finishes and teak paneling that has been textured and stained grey. The textiles and carpets were specially designed for the boat, as were the doors made of bronzed tempered glass and the stainless steel hardware that has been treated using thin-film deposit (PVD) techniques in the same bronze hue.
Close attention was paid to noise-damping with the audio system (JL Audio for the exterior and Dali for the interior). Leather and Alcantara cladding and upholstery throughout help to mute unwanted sound.
The wet surfaces are of a special synthetic material that has a soft leather-like finish, while the bathroom faucets and accessories are by luxury hardware brand Gessi. Gaggenau supplied the high-end galley equipment.
Mazu 82 brief specs
Length overall: 24.50m
Draft (max): 1.60m
Displacement: 50 tonnes
Material: Epoxy Sandwich System Carbon Composite
Engines: 3 x Volvo Penta IPS 1350 (3 x 1000 HP)
Max speed: 40 Kts
Cruising speed: 35 Kts
Fuel capacity:y 4500L
Class: CE / 1