Numarine delivers second full displacement 26XP yacht
by Miranda Blazeby
Turkish shipyard Numarine has launched and delivered its second 26XP expedition yacht in a full displacement design. It follows the delivery of _Gioia, _the first hull in the series, earlier this year.
The 26 metre expedition yacht is equipped with an efficient full displacement hull and bulbous bow for maximised stability and long range. Veteran Numarine designer Can Yalman was handed the exterior and interior styling briefs while Umberto Tagliavini handled the naval architecture.
Numarine described the yacht as “modern, even futuristic” due to its angular windows and vertical bow. The model is based on the larger 32XP which was launched last summer but with a smaller draft that enabled her to enter shallower harbours.
One key feature of the 26XP is a 16 metre flybridge which covers two thirds of the hull’s length and is big enough to provide storage space for a 5.5 metre tender. A second console unit and dining area partially enclosed by the radar mast are located forward while an open sun lounge sits at the stern.
The yacht is equipped with a number of al fresco relaxation areas including an open dining area with oversized sunpad located aft and beach platform on the lower deck.
Accommodation is for up to eight guests split across four lower deck staterooms, including an amidships master suite, two VIP cabins and a twin cabin. The crew quarters allows for a staff of up to three people.
The yacht has numerous social areas including an extensive main saloon with full height windows. The saloon includes a lounge while an internal dining area sits adjacent to the galley.
Power will come a pair of MAN 560hp for a top speed of 13.5 knots and cruising speed of nine knots. Efforts have also been made to reduce all levels of noise and vibration on board. According to Numarine, the noise level in the owner’s cabin is 55dB at cruising speed.
Numarine founder and chairman Omer Malaz said, “The new yacht has our “silent package” with a lithium-Ion battery system allowing all necessary on board systems including air-conditioning to run without generators for up to 12 hours. Silence on board is key to enjoying the most beautiful island bays or to sleep peacefully while being rocked by the sea.”