Numarine has added an “entry-level, mini-expedition yacht” to its XP Series of expedition yachts.
The 19 metre 22XP “follows in the footsteps” of the larger 26XP and 32XP models and is a “response to clients’ demands for compact explorers”, the yard said.
“We felt like the market wanted a smaller entry model than the 26XP we were offering to date,” Numarine founder and chairman Omer Malaz said.
He added that the model sports a “sophisticated design” and “follows in the footsteps of her larger ‘sisters’”.
“She’s bold and futuristic and at the same time very elegant and this is what our clients like about our boats in addition to seaworthiness, safety and comfort on board as we use the best materials and technologies.”
Designed inside and out by long-term collaborator Can Yalman, the 22XP sports naval architecture penned by Umberto Tagliavini.
Key features include angular windows, replicating the style of the 26XP and 32XP, as well as large social areas and a spacious flybridge.
Accommodation is for a total of eight guests in a full beam master suite, two VIPs and a twin.
The yard revealed it has already received significant interest in the new model and will start building the first hull in 2020 on spec. The yacht will make its international debut at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival.