A Turkish boatbuilder that specializes in sporty motoryachts is entering the megayacht tender market. The Mazu 38 is the first such launch from Mazu Yachts.
Thirty-nine feet (11.9 meters) overall, with a beam of 12’1” (3.7 meters), the Mazu 38 is surely a big tender, for a big yacht. She suits the role of dayboat, too, accompanying a megayacht in varying travels. Because of both roles, she will be in the tender show at next week’s Monaco Yacht Show, having launched earlier this summer. While the builder’s bigger boats follow cold-molded construction practices, the tender uses carbon fiber for her hull. The lighter weight assists speed, which is said to be 30 knots at cruise and 45 knots maximum. Those speeds come from twin 300-hp Volvo Penta IPS 400s, though IPS 500s and IPS 600s are also available. Regardless which you choose, IPS is proven to emit lower emissions and consume less fuel. And you can pull up pretty close to shore, due to the shallow draft. The Mazu 38 draws just 1’10” (60 centimeters).
Whether you’re heading to shore or out for a spin, the Mazu 38 has features you’ll appreciate. The tender at the show includes cabin seating and a V berth, good for naps, plus a head and separate shower. Galley equipment is in here, too, complementing cooking (and dining) outside. Swimmers can climb back aboard via a ladder and rinse off on the Mazu 38’s swim platform, with the pull-out shower head. Note that Mazu Yachts lets customers choose interior and on-deck features and layout options.