Matthew Trustam Design is a superyacht designer agency based in Surrey, UK. Specialising in the design of luxury yacht interiors and exterior styling. From the idea of reconnecting the yachting experience to the sea, the yachts graceful and fluid lines were penned, to create an enduring and timeless classic.

The breath-taking 120m mega yacht MAZU concept has been superbly penned by UK-based Matthew Trustam Design. Luxury motor yacht MAZU was developed purely as a concept to investigate the styling parameters of an ‘explorer’ type yacht.

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The term ‘explorer’ generally applies to vessels whose funnels/engine exhaust are forward of the vessel’s overall length, making it difficult to create the more general swept-back silhouette of the typical yacht. MTD wanted to create something that was proportional, elegant and instantly recognizable without being radical, alienating or aggressive, a safe haven in which to venture to remote places, therefore the name Mazu seemed appropriate, the Chinese sea goddess, protector of seafarers and fisherman. And so the Mazu superyacht concept began.

 

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Firstly the General Arrangement was developed to include all the elements that you would normally find on a yacht of this size. The Lower Deck comprises an aft lounge facing on to the swim platform, a full spa, beauty treatment room, a gym with its own fold-down platform and bar lounge also with a fold down the platform. The Main Deck has a vast aft exterior deck space with sunken pool. Forward of that is the full-width Main Saloon and Dining area. And then again forward of this, there are six well-apportioned guest suites.

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The aft area of the Upper Deck houses four more large guest suites and an aft lounge for guest use. The forward area comprises part of the Owners suite as it contains a private dining/meeting area, office, and observation lounge, all of which are connected by a private stair up to the Owners deck above. The Owners Deck comprises a forward facing Stateroom with panoramic views, his and hers dressing and bathrooms behind, plus a large private lounge aft. This deck also accommodates the 12m long lifeboat/tenders. The Bridge Deck is made up of the wheelhouse, ship’s office, captain’s office, meeting room and captain’s cabin, as well as the Helipad aft.

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The plan lines of the forward superstructure have a purity in their simple half circular design, whilst the hull has a reversed knuckle line giving the forward bow a reinforced appearance. The double shoulder of the Owners and Bridge decks afforded me the space needed to accommodate the lifeboat/ tenders which are neatly tucked away behind the side bulwarks. They also added a kind of muscle to the design which seemed appropriate. These combings then run seamlessly aft integrating the simplicity of the forward superstructure with the elegance of the aft decks.

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The rear of the 120m luxury yacht MAZU concept has an added design feature in the striking stainless steel ’shark teeth’ which support the extended tips of the outboard deck combings and add a touch of drama to the aft decks, whose wide-open spaces could be optimised for the outdoor enjoyment of whale-watching, sunbathing, entertaining and al fresco dining – in fact everything you would expect from an explorer vessel of this luxurious size and style.

 

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Following the majestic 120-meter mega yacht MAZU concept, Matthew Trustam Design is now proud to introduce their luxury motor yacht CONNIKAI concept.

Superyacht CONNIKAI concept was originally conceived back to front. It began with a desire to create a proper transom room that could have a direct relationship between the swim platform and the sea. To create a space that could adequately serve guests using the swim platform for sunbathing and relaxing, as well as creating a shaded retreat.

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The double transom doors aboard luxury yacht CONNIKAI concept are a unique feature, with the passerelle centred above and between. The headroom for this transom room and space for the passerelle is created by a large sunbed on the main deck.

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From the idea of reconnecting the yachting experience to the sea, the CONNIKAI yacht’s graceful and fluid lines were penned, to create an enduring and timeless classic.

 

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