BY APB Staff on 11 Jun 2020

There are now eight 26XP units on the water

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Numarine marked the first day of summer in style by launching three 26XP mini explorer yachts from its yard in Istanbul. The triple launch brings the total number of these luxury 85-ft motor yachts on the water to eight.

Two of the new 26XP are displacement versions with a bulbous bow for maximised stability and long range, while the third is equipped with 1,200hp MAN engines on the planing hull – the first yacht in the XP Series to have this configuration. 

The displacement version of the 26XP has a maximum speed of 13.5 knots, and a cruising speed of 9 knots. The hull offers an impressive range of 3,000 nm at a cruising speed of 8 knots, and is also available in a semi-planing model. 

Numarine worked with longstanding partner Silent Line to reduce sources of noise and vibration. The noise level in the Owner’s cabin is only 55.1 dB at cruising speed, and 33.8 dB at anchor with the generator and air conditioning running

Can Yalman designed the 26XP’s exterior and interior, while naval architecture is by Umberto Tagliavini, another perennial partner of the shipyard. Angular windows and a vertical bow incorporate the DNA of the larger 32XP model, while the 26XP’s smaller draft allows her to berth in shallow harbours. 

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There are four large guest cabins belowdecks. The master suite, situated midships, is large enough to have a dedicated study to starboard, a lounge to portside and a spacious bathroom in addition to a king-sized bed. There are also two VIPs and one more twin cabin.

In the aft, connected with the saloon via glass doors, there is an open dining area and an oversized sunbed. From here, two stairs lead to a beach platform right. In addition, a section of the large saloon windows slides open to create a floating balcony over the sea.

The 55 sq-metre flybridge is big enough to provide storage space for a 3.5-metre tender.

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“Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Numarine continued working with respect to all the necessary precautionary measures and ensured our staff are safe,” says 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.”

Three more 26XP have been sold and are currently under construction. They will be launched later in 2020 and 2021.

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Technical specifications

Length Overall – 25.68 m

Waterline length at full load – 23.95 m

Beam – 6.60 m

Displacement light ship – apx. 60,000 Kg

Displacement full load – apx. 74,000 Kg

Length of hull – 23.95 m

Draft – 2.12 m

International Gross Tonnage – under 150 GT

Passengers – 8 (4 cabins)

Crew – 3 (2 cabins)

Engines – Twin MAN R6-560 hp @ 2300 rpm or Twin MAN V8-1200 hp @ 2300 rpm

Max speed – 13.5 kn FD (28 kn SD)

Cruising speed – 9 kn FD (18 kn SD)

Max range – 3,000 nm at 8 kn (FD) 

Bow Thruster – 15kW-285Kg thrust DC electric

Stern Thruster – 11.4kW-240Kg thrust DC electric