Solar and silent

Turkish boat builder, Numarine has delivered the 12th unit of its explorer model 26XP to a local client.

09 April 2021


“The new yacht is one of the most innovative in the entire 26XP fleet,” says Omer Malaz, Founder and Chairman of Numarine.

“She has a super silent package with additional Lithium batteries and the owners are aiming to operate her fully functioning without any generator power during the day.”

The new 26XP yacht has a standard layout with four large guest cabins below. This vessel is a displacement version with a bulbous bow powered by twin 560 hp MAN engines.

Also, there are several new features which have been added upon the owner’s request.

The explorer has an extended Carbon Fibre hard top covering the flybridge and 44.5 square meters of solar panels with the total power of 7530 watt-peak on top. The solar panels accumulate additional power from this sustainable resource. It has only one big generator with extra Lithium batteries.

Numarine’s long-term collaborator Can Yalman designed the 26XP’s exterior and interior while the architecture was accomplished by Umberto Tagliavini.


Designed to offer the same capabilities of its predecessors, such as the larger 32XP, the 26XP’s smaller draft allows berth in shallow harbours. The yacht also features a specifically-designed hull to facilitate ocean cruising.

The 26XP’s interior is both spacious and refined. There are four large guest cabins below decks. The master suite is situated amidships. It is large enough to have a dedicated study to starboard, a lounge to portside and a vast bathroom in addition to the king-sized bed and plenty of storage space for long cruises. There are also two VIPs and one more twin cabin.

“The new launch confirmed our leading position in the explorer market,” said Omer Malaz.

“In 2020, according to Boat International and Superyacht Times, 15 full displacement explorer projects over 24 metres in length have been completed, launched and delivered to owners. Five of these 15 deliveries were by Numarine, which makes us the leader among the European builders.”

The shipyard has also embraced glass to ensure that interiors are bathed with natural light. In addition, a section of the large saloon windows slides open to create a floating balcony over the sea.

Social areas on board are ample. The two-and-a-half deck yacht has an extensive main saloon with full height windows that saturate the interior with natural light. The saloon’s layout is simple and classical.

It has a cosy lounge with a C-shaped couch and a sofa in the aft and an internal dining area adjacent to the galley. Outside spaces of the main deck help guests to stay connected with the sea. In the bow, three settees form a very private space with amazing views.

In the aft, connected with the saloon via large glass doors, there is an open dining area and an oversized comfortable sunbed. From here, two sets of stairs lead to a generous beach platform.

One of the key unbeatable features of the 26XP is the special 55-square metre flybridge.

The second console unit and another dining area in the front are partially enclosed by the radar mast, while the rear sun lounge is a fully open space and nothing obliterates spectacular views from this terrace which is only a few meters above sea level.

The flybridge is big enough to provide storage space for a 3.5-metre tender. The spacious guest areas, the modern, stylish and sophisticated interior, the maximum build quality and efficient propulsion and the naval architecture make Numarine 26XP one of the most desirable sub-30 meter yachts on the market.

To ensure the maximum level of comfort on board the 26XP, 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 displacement version of the 26XP has a maximum speed of 13.5 knots, and a cruising speed of 9 knots. The efficient hull offers greater fuel efficiency with up to 3,000 nm at 8 knots. This model is also available with a planing hull.



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