The new Mazu 42 ST has been specifically designed to carry her owner to business and social appointments around Istanbul, avoiding the traffic of surface streets and bridges

The Turkish shipyard Mazu Yachts has launched its new Mazu 42 ST, a yacht specifically designed to carry her owner to business and social appointments around Istanbul, avoiding the traffic of surface streets and bridges and traveling seamlessly between the European and Asian sides of the city. 

The new Mazu 42 ST has an overall length of 41ft (12.2m) and a maximum beam of 12ft 1in (3.7m), and  is built on the proven running-surface design of the builder’s 42 Walk-Around model introduced at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2017. Mazu says it hopes the 42 ST will help spread the idea of commuting around the waterfront and riverbanks of cities in Europe and around the world with her unique combination of utility and style.

The 42 ST will have a fully enclosed deckhouse around the helm station and passenger area, surrounded with large windows and featuring the steeply raked, single-flat-panel windshield that helped distinguish the design of the previous model. Elevated helm and companion seats give excellent all-around lines of sight, with a pair of facing settees abaft to accommodate passengers when conditions warrant. Like the Walk-Around, the 42 ST has deep bulwarks and a high-sided hull to keep her crew safe and handle a variety of sea conditions, while retaining that contact with the sea that inspires boaters. Wide walkways to either side of the deckhouse ensure that crew can move fore and aft with confidence. In the bow area, a wrap-around settee forward is served by a table on a hi-lo pedestal that allows the table to support a filler cushion to create a lounging area. A companionway on centerline between the helm and companion seats directs passengers to a lower-deck stateroom with a double berth positioned to port. A head compartment forward is situated athwartships.