Numarine to start production on redesigned 78 superyachts
by Risa Merl
Turkish superyacht builder Numarine Performance Motoryachts today announced that two of its popular models – the 78 Hardtop and 78 Flybridge luxury yachts – will be redesigned and built in this new style going forward.
Both of the 23.98 metre LOA yachts will get a 'facelift,' as Numarine is calling the refreshed exterior styling. These updated models will enter production in September, with completion of the first new look Numarine 78 slated for February 2015.
The composite-built yachts feature naval architecture by Numarine and interior and exterior design by Can Yalman. The Numarine 78 Flybridge superyacht (pictured below) has been refreshed with a new porthole design in the hull. Where there was once three smaller stacked portholes in the master, there is now a large cat-eye shaped porthole letting in a good amount of natural light and giving the exterior an entirely new look as well. The Numarine 78 Hardtop yacht (pictured above) also has a new porthole design in the hull, which opens up the interior to the outside and refreshes the look of the exterior.
'Introducing new models is a natural evolution and continuing on from the great success of our new 70 Hardtop, we turned our attention to possibly replacing the 78s,' says Numarine company owner and CEO Omer Malaz, who affirms Numarine was content with the performance capabilities and configurations of the 78 yachts, but sought to update the styling. 'We then tasked our designers with applying some subtle aesthetic changes which have resulted in a completely revitalised look whilst still retaining our existing “signature” design.'
Both of the Numarine 78 yachts are powered by twin 1,150hp Caterpillar C18 Acert engines, delivering a top speed up to 32 knots and cruising at 25 knots with a range of 400 nautical miles. The yachts can accommodate eight guests and three crew members.
Stay tuned for the first of the new models to splash the beginning of 2015.