Dashing Day Boat

The Mazu 38 is a Turkish import with an emphasis on style, entertaining and performance.

Mazu 38
With the Mazu 38’s open layout and contemporary styling, she’d be right at home cruising around South Beach, Miami.Alberto Cocchi

Take one look at those opposing orange settees and teak table, and you can see that good times on the water with friends is yacht designer Halit Yukay's goal for the Mazu 38 Open. This Turkish-built craft, also available in a soft-top version, would serve well as a yacht tender, day boat or weekender, with berths for four belowdecks. That teak table opens into two smaller ones. Fabric, materials and furnishings are owner's choice.

Mazu 38
The Mazu 38 reportedly hits 45 knots.Alberto Cocchi

WHOM IT'S FOR: Yachtsmen who like low-profile, almost ­military-inspired perform­ance yachts. The Mazu 38 reportedly hits 45 knots on the pins with optional twin 435 hp Volvo Penta IPS600s. She's also for those who appreciate high-tech, ­carbon-fiber hulls built with traditional cold-molded construction methods.

PICTURE THIS: You're cruising through the Abacos when the music thumping on Great Guana Cay hits your ears. The Sunday pig roast at Nipper's is in full swing. You burn past the beachfront in the Mazu 38. All eyes are on the boat and then, later, on you at the party ashore.