Nu­ma­rine 105HT

Power & Motor Yacht - - NEW BOATS - —Ja­son Y. Wood

Take a look at the of­fer­ings com­ing out of Nu­ma­rine, a builder based in Turkey, and you will be­gin to get a pro­found sense of some­thing larger than just a new model or two. Some­thing is go­ing on here and it’s noth­ing short of a world­wide ef­fort, and a re­ally good place to start to broaden your un­der­stand­ing is the Nu­ma­rine 105HT.

Hulls one and two of this model were launched in one year’s time and de­liv­ered to clients in Europe and Hong Kong, re­spec­tively. It’s a sporty build in the large ex­pressy­acht style that down­plays the top deck in a way that has grown pop­u­lar. With a pair of 1,925-horse­power Cater­pil­lar C32 ACERTs, the Nu­ma­rine 105HT cruises at 26 knots and tops out at 31. By pair­ing a lux­u­ri­ous in­te­rior with wide-open ex­te­rior liv­ing spa­ces, she has some­thing for ev­ery­one who comes aboard.

But it’s the Nu­ma­rine DNA that will stop you in your tracks, and it’s un­mis­tak­able: There’s a side arch on each rail that cre­ates a shape be­neath it that mim­ics the out­line of the huge sa­lon win­dow just be­hind it. Then there are the in­verted trape­zoid­shaped win­dows along the hull­side that light the ac­com­mo­da­tions within while si­mul­ta­ne­ously serv­ing to break up the acreage of fiber­glass. Keep in mind the vac­uum-in­fused hull re­sults in a stiff build with ex­cel­lent strength-to-weight ra­tios, ac­cord­ing to Nu­ma­rine.

When a boat­builder starts to cre­ate some­thing new, the de­sign­ers tasked with ex­te­rior lines, in­te­rior flow, and sea­keep­ing and per­for­mance must work to­gether if they’re to achieve a re­sult that is some­thing greater than the sum of its parts. It all has to work to­gether, and no one should feel like they’re ced­ing too much con­trol over their baili­wick.

For­tu­nately for Nu­ma­rine, de­signer Can Yal­man over­saw the con­cept and took charge of the ex­te­rior and in­te­rior de­sign, while naval ar­chi­tect Um­berto Tav­igliani ad­dressed the sleek hull shape be­low the boat’s water­line.

“The Hard Top de­sign has the gill-shaped glass el­e­ments in the su­per­struc­ture,” Yal­man says. “Pre­vi­ously we have used this in the ceil­ing pan­els, but in the 105HT this has been taken to the ex­treme and the com­plete side glass has this gilled, scaled struc­ture em­pha­siz­ing the crea­ture aes­thetic and power within. Tak­ing stylis­tic lan­guage [from] the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try, mainly su­per­cars, we tried to em­u­late the power, speed, and lux­ury feel.” Noth­ing short of el­e­gance in mo­tion is what they tried to achieve in the de­sign of the Nu­ma­rine 105HT. She’s def­i­nitely got the look, long and stream­lined with invit­ing ex­te­rior spa­ces fore and aft as well as a top deck that fits the pro­file.

But look­ing good is only half of the equa­tion. “As with all Nu­ma­rine de­signs, the pri­mary aim when we de­signed the 105HT was to cre­ate a high-per­for­mance hull shape with max­i­mum com­fort, even when sea con­di­tions are not ideal,” says Tav­igliani. “The chined hull for­ward has a pro­nounced that al­lows the bow to pierce the waves rel­a­tively eas­ily, giv­ing the yacht a very com­fort­able ride. [Com­pu­ta­tional Fluid Dy­nam­ics] sim­u­la­tions were of great help in fi­nal­iz­ing the de­sign, but the orig­i­nal lines were de­vel­oped based on the yard’s ex­pe­ri­ence with their pre­vi­ous yachts. To im­prove the hull, ob­vi­ously with the help of the yard, I have al­ways taken out the yachts for tri­als in rough con­di­tions to bet­ter un­der­stand how to im­prove han­dling.”

Com­bine those strik­ing looks and per­for­mance with the con­fi­dence af­forded by a sales and ser­vice part­ner in Ft. Laud­erdale­based Brad­ford Marine, and it seems like only a mat­ter of time be­fore a 105HT will fetch up on our shores.

From top: The sa­lon will wel­come huge groups for so­cial­iz­ing; the amid­ships mas­ter has a clean de­sign; the for­ward guest state­room makes the most of the hull’s sharp en­try.

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