After winning over an international clientele for its fast planning dayboats built of lightweight carbon composites, 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. 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 center of gravity low
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 Crossover-style exterior profile by Red Yacht Design features a raised pilothouse positioned forward in order to maximize the interior volumes. The dramatic vertical bow adds visual impact and increases the waterline length. The two-tone hull design introduces a striking new aesthetic.
The first 92 DS is due for delivery to her Turkish owner in the summer of 2022.
The owner’s suite in Red Yacht Design vision 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. There is al fresco dining for a full complement of 8 guests and sun loungers on the open aft deck. Stairs on both sides lead down to a very large swim platform with room for stowing a tender and Jet Ski while underway. The bulwarks fold down on either side to increase the platform area.
Glass sliding transom doors lead into a relaxing beach club area with a bar that can be arranged according to client preference (there is also interior access from the main salon). Forward are two twin-single guest cabins and a full-beam VIP suite. There is more lounging space, as well as dining facilities and the exterior helm station shaded by the hardtop on the fly deck.
There are two crew cabins with a shared bathroom in the bow. Unusually for the size of the yacht, the crew have their own service stairs.