YARD UPDATE '08: Mazarin Yachts...

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YARD UPDATE '08: Mazarin Yachts...

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An initiative of Hans-Hienrich Schulz...

JANUARY 2008

Rostock-based Mazarin Yachts is a newcomer to the semi-custom motoryacht scene. The company is an initiative of Hans-Hienrich Schulz, formerly the principal backer of Sunseeker Europe, a mega-dealer Sunseeker dealer that at one time controlled something like a third of all sales from the British builder until it got into trouble.
This year’s Boot Dusseldorf saw Mazarin Yachts with a prominent large-stand in Hall 6, where it displayed the second of its 22m (72ft) Mazarin 72 Sports Fly models to launch. With twin 1,100hp MAN V10s and a satin cherry interior and wengé sole, this 30-knot Jorg Beiderbeck-styled flybridge model was available for sale as shown with a price tag of around €2.8 million.

'The name Mazarin comes from the ‘Mazarin Cut’, an old fashioned double-cut method of diamond cutting...' 

The first 72 delivered in spring ’07 without being shown publicly.
Now numbers three, four and five are currently under construction. The third finishes imminently, the fourth in a couple of months and the fifth for late summer.
The yard certainly seems to be going places. It already claims to employ around 125 people and is working on several other projects.
For instance, it is already started work on a 32m (105ft) Mazarin 105. for the German owner of the first Mazarin 72 and is at the design stage with a 19m (62ft) Mazarin 62 Open, although a hardtop express cruiser the styling of which certainly resembles the 72; plus it recently unveiled an ambitious 47m (154ft) quad-deck concept.
Incidentally the name Mazarin comes from the ‘Mazarin Cut’, an old fashioned double-cut method of diamond cutting, which was made famous by its sponsor Cardinal Jules Mazarin, a chief minister of King Louis XIV of France. Not a bad choice for a planing motoryacht builder and its wares, huh?

For more, www.mazarinyachts.com.

© Phil Draper