Luxury boating company Numarine created the new 26XP High-Speed Expedition Yacht which boasts the latest of boating capabilities, traveling far distances in comfort and style.
Numarine’s long-term collaborator Can Yalman designed the 26XP’s exterior and interior. Naval architecture is by Umberto Tagliavini. She is very modern, even futuristic, due to angular windows and a vertical bow, and carries the DNA of a larger model, the 32XP, the first of which was launched last summer. Designed to offer the same capabilities of her longer sisters, the 26XP’s smaller draft allows her to berth in shallower harbors. The yacht has well proven and efficient hull, specially designed for ocean cruising.
The main saloon is laid-back elegant, with an oceanfront residential feel that includes full-height windows, lounges along the sides, and an open plan that maximizes the sense of space. The master suite, positioned amidships, is so spacious that it even has its own study and a full-beam bathroom. Four guest staterooms—two VIPs and two twins—are on the deck below.
The exterior also has generous social spaces, including three settees in the foredeck area, a lounge and sunbed in the aft cockpit, and a huge flybridge that covers two-thirds of the boat, or 1,000 square feet. Under its hardtop is a dining area and grill/wet bar for outdoor entertaining. The aft deck of the flybridge also has space for an 18-foot tender.
Its twin 1,550 hp MAN diesel engines deliver the 28-knot top end, but also provide a cruising speed of 18 knots. Numarine also went to great pains to lower vibration and reduce noise across the interior. The noise in the lower staterooms, with nearby generators running, is a whisper-quiet 35 dBA, equivalent to being in a library.