26-metre pocket explorer series
Numarine announced the sale of three more units in its 26XP series of compact composite explorers to clients from Russia, Turkey and the Middle East. The news comes after both the 26XP and the 32XP made their European debuts at the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival in September to wide acclaim. ‘Cannes was a hugely successful show for Numarine and the enquiries from potential clients are ongoing,’ said Omer Malaz, Founder and Chairman of Numarine. ‘Following on from the two 26XPs already delivered, the third, fourth and ffth units are now in build and we fully expect to announce a sixth in the near future.’ All three new contracts are for the displacement version of the 26XP with naval architecture by Umberto Tagliavini and exterior/interior design by Can Yalman, both long-term partners of Numarine.
The general arrangement of hulls #03 and #04 remains the same as the frst two deliveries with four large guest cabins below deck and a full-beam master suite amidships. Hull #05 has a special 5-cabin layout (with the extra cabin on the forward main deck) and a Jacuzzi on the fybridge. All have extensive social spaces, a fybridge of nearly 100 sq/m and a generous beach platform. More power the unit #03 is ftted with twin MAN 560-hp main engines like the second unit already delivered. The units #04 and #05 have more powerful MAN 800-hp engines that is accepted to provide a modest increase in performance (max speed 16 knots and cruising speed 12.5 knots), but also better fuel economy and more power in rough seas as the XP series designed for ocean cruising.
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