The Magnificent Mazu 82 Is The Bulletproof Superyacht With Lashings Of Luxury

Things don't get more 'Bond villain' than this superyacht
13:00, 18 Dec 2020

The new Mazu 82 superyacht looks like it’s straight out of central casting for a Bond villain's favoured mode of transport - and that’s before you discover it’s bulletproof. Yes, a bulletproof, 82-foot superyacht that shifts along the sea at 46mph, it doesn’t get any more Bond villain than that. 

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The Mazu 82 is all about luxury, lashings and lashings of it, from the sliding aluminium roof of the deckhouse, custom made by OPAC in Italy it slides back to give the main deck a more “welcome to my lair” vibe, to the screen that turns into an open air cinema. The deep-V hull can reach a top speed of 40 knots at full load and a cruising speed of 33 knots, thanks to her three Volvo Penta IPS units, which provide a rip-roaring 1000hp each.

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And it offers accommodation for six guests in three sumptuous cabins, including a full-beam master amidships, an en suite VIP cabin forward, and a double stateroom off the passageway. See, lashings of luxury.

Because of the finite length of the hull, some elements have been designed to do double-duty. The three steps from the aft cockpit to the swim platform, for instance, also function as furniture, so guests can sit, or even lie down, and still be connected to the adjacent social dining area. Everything is thought of on this bad boy.

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The stylish interior of the boat was created by Turkish designer Tanju Özelgin. He said he "aimed to create an onboard ambiance more in tune with land-based architecture". Which everyone knows is really code for “aimed to create an ambiance in tune with a Bond villain”. Your secret's safe with us Tanju...

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