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New details on Numarine’s first revolutionary hybrid-powered 30XP

12 December 2022 • Written by Laura Nicholls

Just three months after revealing a new addition to its fleet, Numarine is already well into the construction of its first 30.75-metre Numarine 30XP superyacht. Five sales have been confirmed already — and there of those are for existing clients, proving that the Turkish builder has quickly established a loyal and happy client base.

The moulds for the new design have been completed and the Numarine 30XP is beginning to spring to life. The design was born after the yard received a high demand for a yacht that fills the size gap between the 26XP and 32XP. In-depth market research followed, and Numarine noted a significant shift towards eco-friendly yachting. For this reason, Numarine opted to launch the new 30XP model as the first to feature diesel-electric propulsion in celebration of the yard’s 20th anniversary. “At Numarine everything is meticulously planned… even revolutions,” says Numarine’s founder and CEO, Ömer Malaz.

Ömer Malaz

With more owners set to come on board and join the Numarine revolution and 30XP family, the shipyard is working hard to launch the first unit in May 2024. But before then, we get the inside scoop on what’s special about the brand-new 30XP.

Semi-custom interior decor

Numarine fully embraces the fact that each owner’s needs are different. “Some owners prefer a striking and original exterior colour scheme, or a semi-customised internal decoration,” adds Malaz. Therefore, the in-house design team work with our owners to create the perfect configuration and décor, without ever needing to compromise. “Can Yalman and Umberto Tagliavini are designers at their prime and we have been working together for the last 20 years. These are professionals who know, understand and respect each other,” says Malaz.

Although the exact layout can be adapted by individual owners, there is room for an open-air dining area on the aft deck and on the covered sundeck in addition to the main-deck saloon with its full-height windows. Plus, a side-loading tender bay can house a tender of up to 6.25 meters. “We are not building what we want, we are building what an experienced yachtsperson wants. The XP is about being able to cruise further in total comfort,” continues Malaz.

Expandable deck spaces

Another standout feature on board the 30XP is the semi-open area at the stern. Here, there are three folding platforms that, once deployed, increase the space on the beach club to 43 square meters. The yard has also engineered three extra steps into the main-deck stairs to lift the aft end of the main deck to offer unrivalled headroom in the beach club below. The same technique has been used in the forward part of the yacht, where the wheelhouse has been raised in a design created by Can Yalman.

To maximise the sea views on the main deck, cutouts have been made in the bulwarks. The master stateroom on the main deck benefits from the larger floor-to-ceiling windows as well as an optional fold-down balcony. Also on board the main deck is an enormous sun pad to the fore in front of the pilothouse. In total, the 30XP can accommodate up to 10 guests in five en-suite cabins, with four VIP cabins located on the lower deck alongside the crew mess and crew accommodation for five.

Eco-friendly power

The 30XP not only fills a gap in the Numarine explorer range but has everything to suit the future of yachting – particularly with its hybrid diesel-electric technology. If an owner prefers a more traditional system, the 30XP can be fitted with a conventional drive train comprising twin 560-hp MAN engines instead. To make the most use of the available 292 GT, the 30XP features a raised pilothouse design as part of her bold exterior styling by Can Yalman.

Limited number of builds per year

Inside Numarine’s 35,000-square-metre climate-controlled production facility, there is space to build up to 12 yachts simultaneously. In the next few years, Numarine is planning to expand this eco-friendly facility and increase production in a new waterside location. “Keeping our current capacity to 20 motor yachts per year means each one is treated with the utmost care, allowing for semi-custom requirements to be undertaken with ease,” explains Malaz.

The facility oversees the construction of all elements of a Numarine yacht, as the firm keeps everything in-house. In addition to hull and body production, Numarine has glass, cabinetry, upholstery and metal workshops. “This preference for in-house production ensures the highest consistent quality, perfect fitment and optimum flexibility,” adds Malaz.

Numarine builds its yachts with the very latest in vacuum infusion technology and composite materials such as kevlar and carbon fibre. These materials are placed into moulds to create a sandwich which is fused together under a vacuum. The result is an extremely rigid and incredibly strong hull that is 30 per cent lighter compared to a traditionally laminated hull. This increased strength saves heavy impacts in rough water, whilst the decreased weight provides better stability and other performance benefits.

According to BOAT Pro, there are 10 Numarine yachts in build ranging from 25 to 37 metres LOA.