Cannes Sees XP26 Make World Debut


We are looking forward to visiting the Cannes Yachting Festival this year between September 11thand 16th.

If only because Numarine, shipyard headquartered in Istanbul, will exhibit both their 26XP and 32XP explorer superyachts together for the very first time in a boat show.

Cannes will mark the world premiere for the 26XP in its full displacement version, while the 32XP which we have seen before and reported on is set to make her European debut.

The yachts have many similarities as they represent Numarine’s new XP Series of expedition vessels. It looks very different comparing to the shipyard’s performance models.

Both 26XP and 32XP are designed inside and outside by the shipyard’s long-term collaborator Can Yalman. Naval architecture is by Umberto Tagliavini, another perennial partner of the shipyard.

Both models are very modern, even futuristic, due to angular windows and a vertical bow. They have a well-proven and efficient hull, especially designed for ocean cruising.

The comfort on board is everything, so Numarine took great care in eliminating or reducing all sources of noise and vibration. The on-board systems that resolve these issues are from the shipyard’s longstanding partner Silent Line, noise and vibration experts for luxury yachts, commercial vessels, and industrial and architectural projects. Usually, this advanced technology is applied on much bigger yachts over 80 metres in length.

The 26XP is a compact superyacht that can be built with either a semi-planning or displacement hull.

The 26XP’s has a sophisticated layout. There are four large guest cabins below. The master suite is amidships. There are also two twin cabins and a VIP cabin.


Social areas onboard are ample. The 2.5-deck yacht has an extensive main saloon with full height windows that saturates the interior with natural light.

Outside spaces, including a bow are and swim platform, of the main deck help guests to stay connected with the sea.

One of the key unbeatable features of the 26XP is a special flybridge. It covers about two thirds of the hull’s length, so it is around 16 metres long and just under 100 square metres of floor space. It’s big enough to provide storage space for a 5,5-metre tender.

In its displacement version, the 26XP has a maximum speed of 13.5 knots, and a cruising speed is 9 knots.

An efficient hull offers greater fuel autonomy up to 3,000 nm at 8 knots. In semi-planning version, the yacht carries more powerful engines and can reach up to 28 knots.


The 32.5-metre superyacht Marla, which will attend the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018, is unit #1 of the new 32XP Series and was delivered to her Owner last summer.

While being just under the limit of 300 GT category, she offers incredible volumes of internal living spaces on board, with her steel hull construction and GRP superstructure allowed to create unique layouts internally and customized external spaces.

Simplicity of use, engaging styling and the seamless integration of systems are key principles of the yacht.

The yacht is easy to manage thanks to the user-friendly interface developed by Energy Solutions, and the captain runs her without an engineer.

She accommodates up to 12 guests and is ready for long cruises thanks to her proven hull and ample of storage facilities.

The interior of the 32XP is fully customised to reflect the owner’s preferences in terms of layout, design, fabrics and materials. The main deck of the 32XP offers a generous cockpit with a sunpad area, an expansive 48-square-metre saloon, a vast professional kitchen and a separate gym.

On the lower deck, the layout offers two VIP Cabins mid-ship and a pair of double cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms, and over 85 square metres of living space.

A phenomenal owner’s cabin with over 40 square metres of living space is on the upper deck. The aft part of the deck fits a spectacular 9-metre RIB tender and two PWCs in navigation.

The total external area on the upper deck is 129 square metres, while the flybridge offers another 60 sq. m of entertainment space.

Marla has a very efficient displacement hull and a top speed of 14 knots, a cruise speed of 12 knots, and inspiring 4,000 nm range at 9 knots.