Turkish motoryacht producer Numarine has appointed Orhun Senturk as its new sales and marketing director. Senturk replaces Antonio Caviglia, who has held the position for the last two-and-a-half years.

Senturk has over 20 years' experience in sales, including more than 17 years working in the marine industry. Prior to joining Numarine, he served as marketing and sales manager of Yamaha & the Marine Vehicles Department of international dealership Burla A.Ş. He has served as secretary general of Turkish marine industry association Dentur since 2015.

According to Numarine chairman Omer Malaz, 2017 was a busy year for the Turkish firm. The company delivered its first 32XP Explorer to its new owner, with Hulls No 2 and 3 sold just a few months after delivery of the first. The 62Fly also consolidated its position as one of the best offerings in its size on the market, with eight yachts delivered and more coming.

“Our headquarters were busy finalising the engineering of our entry-level Explorer, the 26XP, with the first unit being finished as we write this, and three more in construction for summer 2018 delivery,” Malaz explains.

“We also sold the first unit of our new Sportfly variant of our 78 range, the 78HTS, a model that is attracting a lot of attention from new clients,” he adds.

Numarine has also expanded its dealer network, with new partners in Poland, Spain, the UK and Lebanon.

“We look forward to an exciting 2018, multiple deliveries of 26XPs and 32XPs, delivery of the new 78HTS to a dynamic client that will involve us in a novel promotional co-marketing activity, and presentation of our new mothership, the Numarine 44XP Explorer. And we will keep a surprise up our sleeve for now,” says Malaz.

Numarine builds high-performance motoryachts from a 35,000sq m facility in Istanbul, Turkey. The yard has the capacity to build up to 50 vessels from 62ft-130ft.