“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 if you’re on a yacht, but more as if you were in your own house, with all the familiarity and comfort which come with it.” This is how interior designer Tanju Özelgin describes the ambiance aboard the Mazu 82. The shipyard and designer are finally revealing the first looks inside the new flagship.
Interestingly, the series represents the first time Mazu Yachts has worked with a specific interior designer. It turned out to be a wise move, too. It’s because Özelgin’s involvement led to a Turkish owner buying hull number one. The designer has two decades of experience creating stylish homes. In addition, he has won awards and participated in high-profile artistic exhibitions.
Measuring 80’4” (24.5 meters), with a beam of 19’4” (5.9 meters), the Mazu 82 reflects a warmth that Özelgin has infused into other previous designs. The warmth comes from not just the tones and textures of the materials, but also in playing with light. You might even say, judging from the topmost image, that the megayacht has a zen-like feeling. Although he is not ready to reveal every decor material onboard, he does say that he selected inviting textures, to make guests want to relax and stay. Above all, he wanted the Mazu 82 to avoid being constrained by nautical-oriented looks.
Mazu Yachts and Özelgin plan to release more information as the Mazu 82 reaches launch.
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