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Marla: Born to Travel in Style

MarlaNumarine is delighted to reveal all details of its flagship M/Y Marla. The 32.5m superyacht, unit 1 of the new 32XP Series has been delivered last summer to its Owner, who stopped using it only a few weeks ago. The new XP series of explorer superyachts is the quintessence of the modern boatbuilding. It has been conceived by the shipyard’s owner and CEO Omer Malaz, who a few years ago anticipated a major trend on the market: superyachts have to be superyachts with all required amenities and features but they have to be very efficient both in terms of production and the following use.

M/Y Marla is a perfect example of a compact explorer yacht, while being just under the limit of 300GT 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 customised 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.

The whole XP Series looks very different comparing to the shipyard’s other performance models. The styling is made by Can Yalman. Her silhouette is deliberately rugged, powerful and hefty with extensive angular windows. The vertical bow is another contemporary feature added to the yacht and it has a purpose to cut through the water with ease. The hull’s shape, which is designed by naval architect Umberto Tagliavini, is beneficial to the internal volumes. The yacht’s interior has also been penned by Can Yalman. Like all Numarines, the interior of the 32XP has been fully customised to reflect the owner’s preferences in terms of layout, design, fabrics and materials.

The yacht accommodates up to twelve guests and the level of comfort on board is spectacular. Numarine paid considerable attention to the elimination and reduction of all noise and vibration sources, and with hull 1 the company has surpassed even DNV Class 1 Comfort Class Requirements (more stringent than RINA) and achieved comfort levels of a high quality 50m megayacht in a 32m superyacht. M/Y Marla is expected to make night passages during her long voyages, that is why the highest level of comfort while underway was so important to achieve. Silent Line developed and installed the solutions to provide the right ambiance. In order to do that, they have disconnected cabins from the yacht’s structure, which is quite unique for a 32.5m yacht. The stats say it all: 22db is not exceeded in any guest area on the lower deck at anchor with the generator running, and when cruising the level inside does not climb beyond 45db.

Regarding performance, the very efficient displacement hull gives Marla a top speed of 14kn, a cruise speed of 12kn, and an inspiring 4,000Nm range at 9kn. Unit 2 of the 32XP series has been sold in August 2017 by Numarine USA and unit 3 has been sold in September 2017 in a direct deal. Both will be delivered next summer 2018. The XP Series also includes a smaller version (the 26XP, three hulls have already been sold to clients) and a larger version – the 44XP.