Numarine Launches Three 26XP Expedition Yachts

By George Bains

A triple billing of Numarine 26XP superyachts has been launched in Istanbul, taking the total number of 26XP units on the waters to 8.

All three launches were completed on the same day, underlining both the appeal of expedition superyachts in the current market and the pedigree of Numarine as a high-performance yacht-builder. The news of further launches brings us more positivity and optimism as the superyacht industry emerges from the seriously challenging COVID-19 period. For Numarine, it is a sign of strength and resilience to progress.

“Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Numarine continued working with the respect to all the necessary precautionary measures and ensured our staff are safe,” said Omer Malaz, Founder and Chairman of Numarine. “These efforts allowed us to lead the projects in strict accordance with the schedule. I’m happy that we have built three more amazing 26XP explorer yachts and I’m sure they will bring a lot of joy of autonomous long-range cruising to the owners.”

There is no doubt that the market is responding favourably to explorer designs, driven by adventurous owners looking to venture further than before. What, though, makes the Numarine 26XP such an attractive option for buyers?

Stylistically, the 26XP brings a sophistication and elegance to an explorer superyacht. Her contemporary exterior profile, designed by long-term Numarine collaboration Can Yalman, features angular windows and a vertical bow.  Yalman extends this sophisticated ambience to the voluminous interior. The owner can enjoy a large master suite while there is also a dedicated study and lounge. Two VIP suites and one twin cabin make up the rest of the accommodation, taking the total number of guests able to enjoy the onboard luxury to 8.

Glass has become an important aspect of modern superyacht design, and the 26XP utilises the resource fully to fill the interior spaces with natural light. A floating balcony, created by large saloon windows which slide open, provide guests with an opportunity to get closer to the sea. Moreover, the yacht boasts ample social spaces that cater for all occasions. The classical main saloon is the perfect area for relaxing during the day or evening, with a comfortable lounge and adjacent dining area. Large glass doors then connect to an open dining area on the exterior, leading down to the generous beach platform to make the most of the time on the water.

As an expedition vessel, 26XP delivers both performance and comfort to take luxury experiences to the most remote areas of the world. Two of the new deliveries are displacement versions of the model with a bulbous bow to ensure stability, while the third is equipped with 1200hp MAN engines. Her efficient hull is designed for ocean cruising and reaching shallow waters to take guests to untouched areas of the world. All of this is achieved all but eliminating the noise and vibrations onboard, thanks to systems from Silent Line which have reduced the noise levels in the Owner’s cabin to just 55.1dB while cruising and 33.8dB at anchor.

The success of Numarine’s 27XP does not stop here. The shipyard has sold a further three units which will be delivered over the course of the next year. For comfort, performance and style, the 26XP has proven to be a real winner in the market.

"I’m happy that we have built three more amazing 26XP explorer yachts and I’m sure they will bring a lot of joy of autonomous long-range cruising to the owners."

Omer Malaz, Founder and Chairman of Numarine

"I’m happy that we have built three more amazing 26XP explorer yachts and I’m sure they will bring a lot of joy of autonomous long-range cruising to the owners."

Omer Malaz, Founder and Chairman of Numarine
By George Bains
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