Not only marking the Turkish yard’s 20th anniversary, 2022 saw ‘the best year for Numarine in terms of sales’, and as we head into 2023, the next 12 months at Numarine are looking equally as busy. With construction well underway on 13 yachts from the 22XP, 26XP and 37XP crossover-style explorer yacht series, Numarine’s niche focus seems to be propelling the yard into the industry's spotlight.
Recently becoming the first yacht builder in Turkey to be accepted into the Turkish Government’s rigorous new ‘Turquality’ brand accreditation and grant support initiative, Numarine continues to showcase its efficient nature and stand-out qualities, which have seen it deliver 170 yachts to date.
With large markets in the United States, Europe and Turkey, Chairman of Numarine, Ömer Malaz, shared in the yard’s latest release that foreign exports account for almost 70% of its sales, with America contributing 35% of that figure.
With exports high, it is unsurprising that the shipyard is looking to expand, with Numarine revealing that it has recently acquired land for a new waterside facility to increase production. At this new facility, Numarine plans to build its flagship vessel: the steel and aluminium tri-deck 45-metre 45XP.
Even with its intentions to expand, the Turkish yard plans to keep its construction solely in-house to maintain its consistent high quality and high levels of flexibility.
Ömer Malaz commented: ‘2022 marked our 20th anniversary and was the best year we’ve ever had, and it looks like the next 12 months are just going to mimic it. We are about to deliver our 37XP number 8 with another five in production and, down the line, we hope to have six 45s in production. I don’t think there is anything that a 60-metre or 70-metre yacht can do that a 45-metre cannot. That is why we’re staying under 50 meters for the foreseeable future.’
Numarine is also due to launch its first diesel-hybrid 30XP superyacht, the first vessel from the yard built with hybrid propulsion, in 2024.