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Numarine 70HT – setting standards for design and efficiency

Published on May 7, 2014 by   ·   No Comments

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Despite its tender years, having only been founded in 2002, Numarine has already achieved remarkable success. Much of this is down to its young owner Omër Malaz, a yachting addict and modern day visionary. With a range spanning a 55ft (16m) flybridge and sports cruiser to an imposing 130ft (40m) wide beam superyacht, Numarine’s Istanbul-based 35,000m² factory has the capability to produce 15 yachts simultaneously.

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Almost all construction is kept in-house thanks to a 345-strong workforce who keeps sub-contraction to a minimum. This gives rise to an incredibly competitive pricing structure in comparison to leading western European manufacturers, in spite of the fact that Numarine insists upon the absolute latest in technology and materials. Malaz has a general feeling that the yachting industry is stuck in the dark ages compared to the progressive automotive sector and aims to set the standard for others to attempt to emulate. He has not been afraid to invest in his factory in order to put Numarine’s head above the industry parapet.

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Using the best in skilled labour, all Numarine’s yachts are made from advanced composite materials, which give both lightness and strength. This lessens the need for heavier, more expensive engines without compromising on performance. Internal furniture continues the theme of weight saving, with Numarine using veneers over a honeycomb material to lighten the load without sacrificing safety or quality.

This allows Numarine to be comparatively sounder and lighter than its competitors – on the 55 Fly for example, the honeycomb furniture is over 1,000kg lighter than conventional joinery.

When it came to yacht interiors, Malaz had similar ‘dark age’ concerns. Observing that many ‘top’ manufacturers were still relying on the traditional formulae of wood panelling and vinyl covers, Numarine was keen to bring modern home styling into its designs evoking the feeling of a waterside apartment.

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And, instead of second-guessing clients’ tastes, they can decide for themselves. Semi-custom is offered on every boat and Numarine’s in-house designer will sit with clients and help them choose from literally hundreds of fabrics, woods and wall linings – plus the all-important hull colour. Take a look at Malaz’s own bright orange 78HT with blue-planked flooring and you’ll see Numarine’s ethos in action.

The latest addition to the Numarine line-up is the 70HT (HT = Hard Top). Borrowing the same bold lines and distinctive styling from big sister 78HT, this all-new model has technology and performance at its core. Istanbul-born Can Yalman teamed up with naval architect Tony Castro to create the 70HT with great emphasis placed on space and light.

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A large one-piece windscreen, oversized saloon side windows and large side glass panels in the master cabin draw plentiful daylight into the interior, an interior that is radically modern. The Numarine 70HT offers two standard layout combinations: three cabins with the galley below deck and full dining area at saloon level, or four cabins with the galley seamlessly forming part of the saloon.

A double crew cabin with crew mess is optional in place of the tender garage. Outside, the spacious cockpit has a super-wide aft-facing sunpad, vast dining area with wet bar and a hydraulic platform as standard. The bow area provides further relaxation space on two separate sunpads joined by a large lounge-like seating area complete with folding table. Twin MAN 1200 engines give the 70HT top speeds over 34 knots while fuel efficiency is guaranteed thanks to those low weights. www.numarine.com

 

 

 

 

 

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