First two Numarine 105HT superyachts delivered
by Chris Jefferies
Turkish superyacht builder Numarine has announced the delivery of the first hulls in the 32 metre Numarine 105HT motor yacht series.
Both hulls were sold in 2015, with Dolce Vita, hull number 1 in the Numarine 105HT series delivered to a European client who plans to explore the Mediterranean, while hull number 2 was delivered to Hong Kong and recently spotted in cruising near Phuket.
With exterior and interior design by longtime Numarine collaborator Can Yalman, the 105HT features a sporty exterior with rakish lines and edgy angles that are reminiscent of automotive styling.
The hardtop design has evolved throughout the Numarine range, as Yalman explained: "The Numarine HT design language involves gill shaped glass elements in the superstructure. Previously we have used this in the ceiling panels, but in the 105HT this has been taken to the extreme and the complete side glass has this gilled, scaled structure emphasising the power within."
These exterior design choices impacts the interior as well — a skylight forward on the hardtop and windows along both sides let plenty of light into the main saloon, as can be seen in the photo below.
The true hallmark of the Numarine 105HT is its outdoor spaces, as can be seen with the flybridge, huge bow lounge seating area and aft deck dinette. The main saloon opens up to the aft deck via sliding doors, creating an indoor-outdoor living area.
Luxurious finishes are found through the interior, which will accommodate eight guests in three en-suite cabins and a full-beam master stateroom with a sofa, dressing table and large en-suite bathroom. Crew accommodation allows for a staff of up to five.
Naval architecture is by Umberto Tagliavini, who added: "The primary aim when we designed the new 105 HT was to create a high performance hull shape with maximum possible comfort, even when sea conditions are not ideal.
"The chined hull forward has a pronounced V, letting the bow pierce the waves relatively easily, giving the yacht a very comfortable ride. To improve the hull, obviously with the help of the yard, I have always taken out the yachts for trials in rough conditions to better understand how to improve handling in difficult conditions.”
The Numarine 105HT’s flat-out performance reflects the sporty styling, with twin 1,925hp CAT C32 engines propelling this all-GRP yacht to a top speed of 31 knot. Meanwhile, a total fuel capacity of 12,700 litres means a maximum cruising range of 500 nautical miles at 26 knots.
Other projects under development at the Turkish yard include the third hull in the Numarine 105HT series, the first two hulls in the Numarine 24XP series, and the first hull in the Numarine 32XP series, which was sold to a European client last year.