Hong Kong owner buys first Numarine 78HTS, will keep in US
Published: Wednesday, 22 November 2017
European motor yacht shipyard Numarine – headquartered in Istanbul and with a yacht range from 62-130ft – has sold the first hull of its latest Sportfly model 78HTS to a Hong Kong client.
(Photo: Numarine - the 78HTS)
The 78HTS was only unveiled in May this year and she will be launched in summer 2018.
An evolution of the 78HT yacht, the 78HTS is equipped with a completely new sports flybridge with central upper helm station and four sunpads with tilt / recline backrests. She is also fitted with a teak laid hydraulic bathing platform.
The saloon is filled with natural light thanks to oversized glazing above and laterally. Inside there are a bar, large C-shaped sofa and dining area, while another lounge with a bar and oversized transformable sunpads is located aft.
The galley is moved below decks. All four cabins are situated on the lower deck. The full beam owner’s cabin amidships encompasses plentiful wardrobe space, an open plan bathroom, walk-in shower, separate head and twin basins.
Guest accommodation comprises three en-suite cabins, each outfitted with fixtures and amenities. The crew cabin is placed aft, next to the galley where they can enjoy a dinette.
Outside, emphasis has been given to relaxation space with a sun-pad configuration at the bow. A forward facing wide lounge seat offers view aboard.
The new 78HTS hides a new optional “Silent Package” that utilises a system of lithium-ion batteries along with an energy management system and a multi-stage air conditioning system, allowing the owner to sit at anchor the entire day running all electrical systems with the generator running only for a short charge at midday.
The yacht is fitted with standard twin MAN V8 1200 hp, but hull No.1 will have the more powerful twin MAN V-12 1550 hp that will allow approximately 37 knots maximum speed and 27 knots cruise. The range is up to 400nm.
Numarine Sales and Marketing Director Antonio Caviglia said: “Hull No.1 of our new 78HTS was sold thanks to the teamwork of the Numarine Dealer Network.
“The Client is from Hong Kong and Asia Marine was instrumental in convincing him to choose Numarine, but the yacht will be utilised in the USA, so the Client had to be comfortable with Numarine USA as well for the after-sales assistance.
“This special yacht will incorporate some significant customisations that we will divulge when we launch her in late Summer of 2018.”