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Numarine to present first 78HTS Sportfly yacht in Palm Beach

Numarine to present first 78HTS Sportfly yacht in Palm Beach

The first hull in Numarine's 78HTS Sportfly series, created in partnership with Furrion, will be on display at the Palm Beach International Boat Show next week.

Named Adonis, the 23.98 metre yacht was sold in May 2017 to a client from Hong Kong, but the yacht will be based in the US.

Designed by Furrion, the 78HTS series is an evolution of the popular Numarine 78HT. The 24 metre yacht boasts a redesigned superyacht sundeck, complete with a central helm station and four reclining sunpads.

The aggressive exterior styling features cutaway bulwarks to allow more light into the main deck saloon, which is geared around socialising.

Accommodation is for eight guests split between four lower deck en-suite cabins, including a full-beam owner’s cabin with its own walk-in shower. Key features include a split foredeck seating area, which is ideal for relaxing in the sun and enjoying the view when cruising at speed.

Cutting edge technology on board the Numarine 78HTS Sportfly includes a "virtual concierge" called "Angel", which uses facial recognition and intelligence that "responds to your every move," the yard said.

Created by Furrion, Angel is able to deliver daily news bulletins, place orders with the chef and even guide guests through a yoga workout.

It is built into a number of interactive mirrors on board, which function like large tablets, as well as a smart speaker, which allows the user to alert the system using the greeting: "Hi Angel."

The yacht is also fitted with a smart energy management system, designed by Furrion, that allows the yacht to operate silently at anchor all day with only a brief use of the generators to recharge at midday.

Noise insulation has also been thoroughly thought through and the result is a reading of just 66DB in the lower deck area when cruising. Power comes from a pair of 1,550hp MAN V8 engines for a top speed of 38 knots and a maximum cruising range of up to 400 nautical miles at 28 knots.

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