Published: Thursday, 08 November 2018

Numarine, the European high performance motor yacht shipyard headquartered in Istanbul, is delighted to announce the sale of three more units in its 26XP series of compact composite explorers to clients from Russia, Turkey and the Middle East. The news comes after both the 26XP and the 32XP made their European debuts at the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival in September to wide acclaim.

“Cannes was a hugely successful show for Numarine and the enquiries from potential clients are ongoing,” says Omer Malaz, Founder and Chairman of Numarine. “Following on from the two 26XPs already delivered, the third, fourth and fifth units are now in build and we fully expect to announce a sixth in the near future.”

Numarine Sells Three More Units Of 26xp

(Photo: Numarine - 26XP)

4- or 5-cabin layout
All three new contracts are for the displacement version of the 26XP (a semi-planing option is available for future clients) with naval architecture by Umberto Tagliavini and exterior/interior design by Can Yalman, both long-term partners of Numarine. The general arrangement of hulls #03 and #04 remains the same as the first two deliveries with four large guest cabins below deck and a full-beam master suite amidships. Hull #05 has a special 5-cabin layout (with the extra cabin on the forward main deck) and a Jacuzzi on the flybridge. All have extensive social spaces, a flybridge of nearly 100 sq/m and a generous beach platform.

More power
The unit #03 is fitted with twin MAN 560-hp main engines like the second unit already delivered. The units #04 and #05 have more powerful MAN 800-hp engines that is accepted to provide a modest increase in performance (max speed 16 knots and cruising speed 12.5 knots), but also better fuel economy and more power in rough seas as the XP series designed for ocean cruising. Numarine routinely starts building its hulls in advance to reduce delivery times by up to four months. In addition to the flexibility of choosing between a displacement or semi-planing hull form, Omer Malaz credits this as one reason why the three new 26XP units were sold in rapid succession. 

Other unique selling points include Numarine's dedication to efficient production, innovative design and technical excellence, including remarkably low noise and vibration levels, which have quickly established the premier yacht brand on the international yacht market.

Silence is everything
The comfort on board is the most important factor, so Numarine took great care in eliminating or reducing all sources of noise and vibration. Te on-board systems of the 26XP that resolve these issues are from the shipyard’s long standing partner Silent Line, noise and vibration experts for luxury yachts, commercial vessels, and industrial and architectural projects. Usually, this advanced technology is applied on much bigger megayachts over 80m in length.

The 26XP and the world debuted 32XP were both on display this year at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.