Numarine has unveiled the full details of the first hull of its 26XP Series, following extensive sea trials.
Side profile of 26XP's exterior.
26XP's main deck featuring main saloon.
Aerial shot taken of 26XP's modern exterior.
The owners cabin aboard 26XP.
Launched in February 2018, the compact 26-metre (85.3-foot) expedition yacht was sold in May 2016 to repeat Turkish client, marking his fourth Numarine boat to date.
Founder and Chairman of Numarine, Omer Malaz, commented, “The [first] hull has been delivered to its owner, with an impressive max[imum] 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.”
Numarine believes a key feature of the 26XP is its flybridge, which, covering almost two thirds of the hull’s length, is 16-metres long, giving just under 100 square meters of floor space. It is here that her five-metre tender is stored. The second console unit and another dining area in the front are partly enclosed by the radar mast, while the rear sun lounge is an open space.
Can Yalman, Numarine’s long-term collaborator, designed the 26XP’s interiors and exteriors, with naval architecture by Umberto Tagliavini, another longstanding partner of the Turkish shipyard.
Numarine describes the first of the 26XP series as, “Very modern, even futuristic, due to angular windows and a vertical bow, and carries the DNA of a larger model, the 32XP, the first of which was launched last summer.
“Designed to offer the same capabilities of her longer sisters, the 26XP’s smaller draft allows her to berth in shallow harbours. The yacht has a well-proven and efficient hull, especially designed for ocean cruising.”
The first of the 26XP series has four large guest cabins belowdecks, a master suite situated amidships, and a dedicated study to starboard. There is a lounge to portside, two VIP cabins and a social area which Numarine describes as being “ample”. The main saloon has been designed to feature full height windows to absorb natural light.
To ensure maximum levels of comfort on board the 26XP, Numarine said, “We 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 semi-planning 26XP unit is equipped with a pair of MAN 1550hp engines, giving her the capability of reaching a maximum speed of 28 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots.
Three more 26XPs have been sold and will be launched by the end 2018. While the first of the series has a semi-planing hull, the other three units will be displacement versions.
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