Numarine 26XP and 32XP superyachts double debut at the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival
Numarine, the European high performance motor-yacht shipyard headquartered in Istanbul, offering a range of yachts from 62' - 105', has proudly presented the 26XP and 32XP explorer superyachts together for the very first time in a boat show. The 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival was the world premiere for the 26XP in full displacement version, while the 32XP has made her European debut. The yachts have many similarities as they represent Numarine’s new XP Series of expedition vessels. It looks very different comparing to the shipyard’s performance models. Both 26XP and 32XP are designed inside and outside by the shipyard’s long-term collaborator Can Yalman. Naval architecture is by Umberto Tagliavini, another perennial partner of the shipyard. Both models are very modern, even futuristic, due to angular windows and a vertical bow. They have a well-proven and efficient hull, especially designed for ocean cruising.
The comfort on board is everything, so Numarine took great care in eliminating or reducing all sources of noise and vibration. The on-board systems that resolve these issues are from the shipyard’s longstanding 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 80 metres in length. 26XP: compact and ready for challenge The 26XP is a unique compact superyacht. She can be built with a semi-planning or displacement hull. The 26XP’s has a sophisticated layout. There are four large guest cabins below. The master suite is amidships. There are also two twin cabins and a VIP cabin. Social areas on board are ample. The 2.5- deck yacht has an extensive main saloon with full height windows that saturate the interior with natural light. Outside spaces, including a bow are and swim platform, of the main deck help guests to stay connected with the sea. One of the key unbeatable features of the 26XP is a special flybridge. It covers about two thirds of the hull’s length, so it is around 16 meters long and just under 100 square meters of floor space. It’s big enough to provide storage space for a 5,5-meter tender. In its displacement version, the 26XP has a maximum speed of 13.5 knots, and a cruising speed is 9 knots. An efficient hull offers greater fuel autonomy up to 3,000 nm at 8 knots.
In semi-planning version, the yacht carries more powerful engines and can reach up to 28 knots. 32XP: future is here The 32.5-metre superyacht Marla, which attended the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018, is a unit #1 of the new 32XP Series that was delivered to her Owner last summer. While being just under the limit of 300 GT category, she offers incredible volumes of internal living spaces on board, with her steel hull construction and GRP superstructure allowed to create unique layouts internally and customized external spaces. Simplicity of use, engaging styling and the seamless integration of systems are key principles of the yacht. The yacht is easy to manage thanks to the user-friendly interface developed by Energy Solutions, and the captain runs her without an engineer. She accommodates up to 12 guests and is ready for long cruises thanks to her proven hull and ample of storage facilities.
The interior of the 32XP is fully customized to reflect the owner’s preferences in terms of layout, design, fabrics and materials. The main deck of the 32XP offers a generous cockpit with a sunpad area, an expansive 48-square-meter saloon, a vast professional kitchen and a separate gym. On the lower deck, the layout offers two VIP Cabins mid-ship and a pair of double cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms, and over 85 square meters of living space. A phenomenal owner’s cabin with over 40 square meters of living space is on the upper deck. The aft part of the deck fits a spectacular 9-meter RIB tender and two PWCs in navigation. The total external area on the upper deck is 129 square meters, while the flybridge offers another 60 sq. m of entertainment space. Marla has a very efficient displacement hull and a top speed of 14 knots, a cruise speed of 12 knots, and inspiring 4,000 nm range at 9 knots.