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This 92-Foot Superyacht Comes With a Bonkers Split-Level Beach Club

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Turkish builder Mazu Yachts is best known for custom chase boats for superyachts, including a 38-footer, 52-footer, and even an 82-footer with a bulletproof pilothouse. But the shipyard recently launched a vessel that’s very different from its bread-and-butter designs—a series of superyachts. The Mazu 92 DS, which Robb Report toured at last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, is the first in a line of full-displacement vessels that will eventually include 112- and 132-footers.

The 92 DS has many head-turning details, the most visible being its chunky, plumb-bow exterior. The forward section pairs with a vertical windshield in the pilothouse to create a profile that is imposing, more like a commercial vessel than a yacht.

Superyacht Mazu 92

The nighttime profile gives a sense of the unusual interior layout and amount of hull glass.

Mazu Yachts

The 92 appears, even from afar, like a yacht of steel—which it is. Mazu says the material choice, typically reserved for yachts over 200 feet, reflects its decision to build ever-larger superyachts.

In an even more interesting twist, Mazu says the 92 DS is the world’s first steel-hulled vessel with Volvo IPS propulsion—typically found on much smaller, fiberglass motoryachts. Mazu actually designed its hull around triple Volvo Penta IPS 1050s, each rated to 800 horses, before they gained approval from Volvo.

Superyacht Mazu 92

The beach club is an interesting design that combines split-level decks with lots of overhead glass.

Mazu Yachts

The 92 has a top speed of 18 knots with a leggy cruising range of 1,170 nautical miles—enough to run from, say, New York City to Miami without refueling.

What becomes clear on our interior walkaround is that all accommodations make good use of the 22-foot beam. The main-deck master spans the width of the boat and includes an en suite and walk-in closet. The lower deck sleeps six more guests in two single cabins and a second full-beam VIP stateroom.

Superyacht Mazu 92DS

The upper deck terrace’s unusual shape gives a sense of the jigsaw philosophy behind the design.

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Red Yacht Design, a Turkish firm with an office in London, did the interior. It gave the high-volume vessel intriguing design points—the most striking of which is a large piece of backlit yellow quartz running from the aft bulkhead in the main-deck salon to the forward bulkhead of the lower salon.

The open lower salon is also an interesting layout design, reminding me of some of the Bluegame models that made waves in the last year or two. The lower salon, with a large L-shaped settee to starboard and wetbar to port, is separated from the yacht’s beach club by a sliding glass door. But really this is all one space.

Superyacht Mazu 92 DS

The vertical quartz wall extends from the lower-deck salon up to the salon on the main deck.

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It’s a smart design, creating a sea-level entertainment area with access to water and the sun, with a place to get out of the elements as well. It’s also completely private from the rest of the boat, which extends the capacity for entertaining, particularly for larger, multiple-generation families.

Mazu has effectively created two safe spaces: The first for a family’s baby boomers to enjoy their time together, and the second for the millennials to do the same.

Another notable exterior feature is the flybridge, which feels enormous thanks to its full beam. The superstructure here is carbon fiber for weight savings and a lower center of gravity. The lounges and wetbar are shaded by a hardtop with slits that open electrically to control sunshine or rain. It’s an excellent place to enjoy the elevated views that Mazu can now offer.

Click here for more photos of the Mazu 92.

Superyacht Mazu 92 DS

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