Review: Numarine 102
The flagship superyacht from Numarine has been redesigned by shifting the engine room aft and the crew quarters forward.
Based in Istanbul, Numarine have an impressive 35,000sqm yard, capable of building yachts of all sizes. Their latest 102, delivered in March, marks a design step upwards from its predecessors. The new Numarine 102 features fully re-worked glazing to the hull sides that has enhanced the exterior appearance and invited extra daylight. In addition, the crew accommodation and engine room have been switched around. The crew accommodation is now larger and more centrally located and the engine room is much further aft resulting in a very quiet ride. External design and naval architecture is by Design Studio Spadolini and Umberto Tagliavini, respectively. Can Yalman, also based in Istanbul, created the interior design and has been doing design for Numarine for many years.
For a large yacht the 102 is as agile as it is fast. She provides comfortable cruising for all aboard. With a maximum speed approaching 30kts, the 102 was designed to go places efficiently, at speed and in style. Twin Caterpillar 1,825hp diesels drive the boat, supported by 12,580L of fuel, giving her a range of up to 500nm.
Inside, a bright, beautifully appointed interior and a beam of over 23ft, boasts a wealth of space with a lavish lounge and dining area. To port, a fully-equipped galley offers direct access to both the saloon and side deck along with a conveniently located day bed. Further forward on the same level is the spacious owner’s suite featuring a luxurious bathroom. The forward facing bed enjoys panoramic views thanks to the unique curved glazing. Steps lead down to walk-in wardrobe space complementing the overall feel of space and luxury. Comprising two doubles and two twins, the other four guest cabins are equally well-appointed on the lower deck, all spacious and all ensuite, benefitting from the abundance of natural light thanks to innovative glazing. The newly configured crew quarters comprise three single cabins, all ensuite, and a substantial sitting/relaxation area.
Between the main and upper deck is the raised pilot house, full beam with a captain’s armchair at the helm and a seating area with adjoining chart table giving a true superyacht feel. The expansive flybridge is appointed for relaxation and entertaining, leaving nothing to want, with sofas, cocktail tables, a bar area and space for sunloungers. The aft area of the flybridge houses a tender/jetski/motorbike storage area complete with crane.
Most of the usable space on this large yacht is inside or on top. The cockpit is modest in relative terms and the foredeck is almost negligible, although it has a very nice forward facing bench, long enough to lie on, or wide enough for three to sit and enjoy the breeze even at full speed: the bridge behind will fend off most of the wind.
The flybridge is colossal. Fully half the length of the yacht, it completely shelters the cockpit and provides seating for 10 or more at the dining table and a few more casual seats besides. The cabins and saloon, even the crew quarters, often pokey, are generous in size. This is not your casual day-trip boat, or even a weekender: it is capable of doing the big trips and the long cruises, so all you have to do now is pick your first cruising ground and go.
Displacement Full Load: 94 tonnes
Engines: Twin CAT C32 1825 HP 2300 rpm
Max Speed: 28kn
Cruising Speed: 22kn
Range: up to 500nm
Generators: 22,5Kw and 40kW
Fuel Capacity: 12,580L
Freshwater Capacity: 1,300L
Naval Architect: Umberto Tagliavini
Exterior design: Studi Spadolini
This article first appeared in Yacht Style