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Unique interiors of new Mazu 82 revealed by renowned designer Tanju Özelgin

by Mazu Yachts 14 May 13:54 UTC
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  • Celebrated designer Tanju Özelgin has created the interior for the Mazu 82
  • Mazu Yachts has sold Hull No. 1 to a Turkish owner
  • The first Mazu 82 will have the company's signature expansive open decks and three staterooms all designed by Tanju Özelgin
  • With large hullside windows and triple Volvo Penta IPS power, the yacht will make the most of Mazu's carbon composite sandwich construction
  • The yacht will be delivered end of summer 2019
Mazu Yachts is excited to share details of the Mazu 82 and insight about the design from the renowned designer Tanju Özelgin.

The designer's input is indicative of the custom level available from Mazu Yachts and was a key piece of the sale of Hull No. 1 of the Mazu 82 to a Turkish owner. This latest introduction is the largest yacht yet from Mazu, coming on the heels of its successful introductions of 38-, 42-, and 52-foot yachts.

Mazu Yachts are all designed by the yard's founder Halit Yukay, who, through his vast experience at sea, understands what is most important to boaters. The Mazu 82 combines a clean profile line with expansive decks, hallmarks of the Mazu line. Tanju Özelgin brings a special sensibility to this new yacht, to create a unique feel in the spaces within the yacht.

This Turkish designer and founder of tO Studio and Parlak Kirmizi has worked for the last 20 years creating interiors and objects suffused with meaning by combining form and material. This is the first time Mazu has used a dedicated interior designer to optimize the yacht's onboard spaces, yet also create a vibe that's understated and elegant.

The ambiance? At once relaxing and elegant

While yachts may present interior designers with a variety of challenges, Özelgin took on the challenge in his own way. "Designing interiors for yachts is actually not that much different from designing any other space," he says. "The main challenge of designing yacht interiors is that the space mostly never stands still and is constantly surrounded by water. This aspect will direct your decisions of 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 otherwise built in: safety also plays a very important role in these decisions."

Such factors rarely have an impact on the design of homes and hotels, yet Özelgin approached them with a similar creative method to his myriad other projects. The resulting ambience is at once relaxing and elegant, a soothing combination of warm light and inviting textures that enhances time spent on board.

The space has to be "light"

Where many yacht interiors constantly remind owner and guests that they are spending time at sea, this design seeks to optimize the experience by freeing the occupants from that trope. "The limited amount of space has to be considered as well in every design element," Özelgin says. "The space has to be as compact and light as possible without losing the illusion of feeling at home or in a nice hotel. This was one of our key aspects during the design phase of the yacht: to create a space which won't let you feel as on a yacht but more as if you were in your own house with all the familiarity and comfort which comes with it."

In this design, the presence of the sea and the movement it imparts to the boat carry that vibe throughout the onboard experience. And this design shows everyone who looks at it, that, in each space, there's room for much more than that.

Stay tuned for additional insight from Mazu Yachts and Tanju Özelgin on the design as her launch date nears this summer.

Mazu 82 Specifications

  • Length overall: 24.50m
  • Beam: 5.90m
  • 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: 4500L
  • Class: CE / 1
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