An incredibly loyal Numarine customer is about to take delivery of his fourth yacht from the shipyard. She’s hull number one in the Numarine 26XP series, christened Gioia.
The Turkish shipyard and the owner, also from Turkey, signed the deal in May 2016. With launch just this past February, the smaller sister to the Numarine 32XP is wrapping up sea trials. Measuring 85’3” (25.68 meters), she hit her anticipated 28-knot top speed under MAN power. The shipyard adds that even with her gensets running at anchor, sound levels were less than 35 decibels in her staterooms. That’s similar to a library. Sound and vibration control were both quite important to Numarine for this series.
With somewhat rugged exterior looks, the Numarine 26XP provides an owner’s party of eight with several areas to enjoy. Full-height windows complement the traditional main-deck layout (top). In addition, and unexpected, she has an elongated flying bridge. In fact, it stretches nearly 53 feet (16 meters) long. It further occupies nearly 1,076 square feet (100 square meters). Gioia’s owner and friends can dine up here, beneath the arch’s shade. Or, they can catch some rays fully aft. When wanted, the yacht can stow a tender fully aft up here as well.
Bearing a beam of 21’7” (6.6 meters), Gioia is set for long-range adventures. Some of those will be in shallow waters, aided by a 7’2” (2.2-meter) draft. Surely some additionally will involve enjoying sunsets from the bow seating area. Three settees welcome the owner and guests.
Numarine has hull number two of the 26XP series in build, but in a full-displacement version. With the same engine package, she should max out at 11.5 knots. At 8 knots, she should further see a 3,500-nautical-mile range. The owner for this project wanted silent operations, too. Therefore, the megayacht has a battery system to run air conditioning at anchor or at night. The system should be capable of running up to 12 hours straight as well.