Photography by Kerem Sanliman
18 September 2018
These yachts may have similarities, as they represent Numarine’s new XP Series of expedition vessels, but offer different performance. 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, due to angular windows and a vertical bow. They have a hull especially designed for ocean cruising.
As comfort on board is everything, Numarine took great care in eliminating or reducing all sources of noise and vibration. To achieve this, the yachts feature on-board systems from Silent Line, noise and vibration specialists for luxury yachts. Usually, this advanced technology is applied on much bigger superyachts over 80 metres in length.
The 26XP is a compact superyacht, and can be built with a semi-planning or displacement hull.
There are four large guest cabins below. The master suite is amidships. There are also two twin cabins and a VIP cabin. The 2.5-deck yacht has an extensive main saloon with full height windows that saturate the interior with natural light. Outside spaces include a bow area and swim platform off the main deck.
One of the key features of the 26XP is a special flybridge. It covers about two thirds of the hull’s length, so it is around 16 metres long and just under 100 square metres of floor space. It’s big enough to provide storage space for a 5.5-metre 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 nautical miles at 8 knots. In semi-planning version, the yacht carries more powerful engines and can reach up to 28 knots.
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 voluminous internal living spaces on board, and has a steel hull construction and GRP superstructure.
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 hull and ample of storage facilities.
The interior of the 32XP is fully customised 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-metre 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-metres of living space.
The owner’s cabin has over 40 square metres of living space is on the upper deck. The aft part of the deck fits a 9-metre RIB tender and two PWCs. The total external area on the upper deck is 129 square-metres, while the flybridge offers another 60 square-metres 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 nautical-mile range at 9 knots.