Yachts

Auspicious Sea Trials for New Numarine 26XP

Numarine has just released full details of their ambitious 26XP expedition yacht shortly after the first hull successfully completed extensive sea trials. From their Istanbul base the Numarine shipyard has built an enviable reputation for crafting high performance motor yachts coveted by adventurous owners the world over. The first 25.68 meter/84.25 foot hull of this new model was purchased by a repeat Numarine owner in May 2016 and was launched in February 2018.

Numarine Founder and Chairman Omer Malaz commented that, “The hull #1 has been delivered to its owner with an impressive max speed over 28 knots in the semi-planing hull option with MAN 1550hp engines and class leading noise and vibration control giving below 35dBA in cabins at anchor with generator running.”

As well as those striking performance statistics, the 26XP is also a charm to look at thanks to her futuristic lines and unique window shapes which are the work of designer Can Yalman. Yalman was also tasked with creating a cohesive interior space which would work with her bold exterior, accessorizing harmonising neutrals with carefully-chosen colorful artworks and soft furnishings. Her interior boasts a total of four guest cabins which include a spacious master suite complete with a separate study, lounge area and large bathroom.

26XP’s most impressive feature, though, is her eyecatching flybridge which extends to around two-thirds of the total boat length. This bridge adds 100 square meters of space which is dedicated to a dining area, console unit and vast sun deck with unobstructed views. The flybridge also offers storage space for a 5 metre tender.

Unsurprisingly, Numarine already has three other 26XP hulls in the works which will be launched before the end of 2018. Unlike the first unit which was a semi-planing, these will all be displacement hulls as per Numarine’s wish to offer greater flexibility to their owners. Given 26XP’s high performance capabilities and the opportunities to get close in to beautiful beaches and secluded coves thanks to her shallow draft, there is little doubt that those orders will keep coming in.

Alice Longhurst

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