The new 22XP is a response to client demand for compact explorer vessels
Turkish high-performance motoryacht producer Numarine has unveiled details of its smallest expedition yacht to date, the 22m (70ft) 22XP.
The new entry-level model in the XP series is a compact mini-expedition vessel that follows in the footsteps of its larger sister models, with the most voluminous interior for a 70ft yacht yet.
It boasts four spacious cabins, including a twin, two VIPs and a full-beam master suite, and will be making its world debut at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival next September.
“We felt like the market wanted a smaller entry model than the 26XP we were offering to date,” says Omer Malaz, Numarine founder and chairman.
“The 22XP is a very sophisticated design and I’m glad she follows the footsteps of her larger ‘sisters’. She’s bold and futuristic and at the same time very elegant, and this is what our client like about our boats in addition to seaworthiness, safety and comfort on board as we use the best materials and technologies.”
Long-time Numarine designer Can Yalman is responsible for exterior and interior, while Umberto Tagliavini took care of the naval architecture. It has gigantic angular windows like the 26XP and 32XP, large social areas, and a spacious flybridge.
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“I would call her a mini-version of the 26XP,” says Malaz. “The new one has almost all the same features but inside a smaller hull. The 22XP’s interior is among the most voluminous for a 70-footer out there on the market. She’s a true mini-pocket explorer that can take you anywhere in the ocean.”
The layout of the 22XP offers four spacious cabins, including a full-beam master suite. All of them are on the lower deck, filled with natural light. There are also a vast main deck saloon, open cockpit and a grand flybridge, one of the features that made the XP Series so popular among yacht owners.
“We already have a few clients that are interested in the 22XP,” Malaz adds.
Numarine plans to start building the first unit of the 22XP later in 2020 on spec. The world debut is scheduled for the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021. More details of the new yacht will be revealed later during the year.