Cannes Yachting Festival 2018 is fully underway, as Turkish yard Numarine marks the double debut of the 26XP and the 32XP explorer superyachts together for the very first time in a boat show. During a press conference onboard of Marla, the first 32XP vessel from Numarine’s 32XP series, CEO Omer Malaz confirmed the shipyard’s plans to start building bigger superyachts following the success of the 26XP and 32XP.
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 explorer superyachts exterior and interior are designed by Can Yalman, Numarine’s long-term collaborator, while their naval architecture is from Umberto Tagliavini. 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.
The 26XP is a unique, compact explorer yacht. She can be built with either a displacement or semi-planning hull, with a maximum speed of 13.5 knots and a cruising speed of 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.
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. One key feature of the 26XP is the special flybridge, which covers two-thirds of the hull’s length, proving enough storage space for a 5.5-metre tender.
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. Her steel hull construction and GRP superstructure let clients create their own layouts internally and customised external spaces. She can accommodate up to 12 guests and offers ample storage facilities, ideal for long ocean cruises.
The main deck houses a large cockpit with a sun pad and a 48-metre saloon, galley and 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. 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.