16 February, 2018
A new 52 hard-top addition to Mazu Yachts fleet
Stlishly sleek and aggressive profile
Hot on the heels of the 38 Open White Pearl, showcased by Mazu Yachts at Boot Dusseldorf in January, the Turkish boutique boat builder announced a brand new model: the dynamic 52 Hard Top. Yacht is built of carbon composite in a lightweight sandwich construction for rigidity and strength. Following very much in the vein of its Open models in terms of styling and performance, the extra length overall offers more interior volume and deck space, plus the addition of an open-sided, carbon composite hardtop for protection from the summer sun. In short, it continues the handcrafted, superyacht feel of the Mazu range with enhanced on-board comfort for extended overnight cruising.
‘We’ve developed a bigger boat with stylishly sleek and aggressive profile to keep the centre of gravity low for optimal stability and seakeeping, while also offering exceptional comfort and performance,’ said Halit Yukay, Mazu CEO and lead designer. In fact, the hull is just 15 centimetres higher than the 38 Open, but the interior layout provides for two guest cabins with separate bathroom facilities and a spacious dinette/lounge area. This is in addition to the large foredeck, protected cockpit, and open aft deck and swim platform. Powered by twin Volvo IPS 800 engines of 600hp each, the yacht will have a top speed of around 37 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots. The first 52 HT, already in build for a client at the Mazu shipyard in Istanbul, will be launched at the end of May before undergoing extensive sea trials. The new model will then make its international debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show this year.