Boats of Dis­tinc­tion

The Turk­ish-built Nu­ma­rine 62 ar­rives on U.S. shores with a sport­ing 35-knot top speed.

Yachts International - - Contents - BY CHRIS CASWELL

The Nu­ma­rine 62 Fly­bridge model is a Turk­ish of­fer­ing, solidly built with resin in­fu­sion, Kevlar and car­bon fiber on a hill over­look­ing the Sea of Mar­mara. She has de­sign fea­tures that are likely to please yachts­men who put ex­te­rior styling, out­door en­ter­tain­ing and safety fea­tures first.

Her slash-shaped hull-side win­dows and steeply raked wind­screen fol­low cur­rent trends for in­tri­cate swoops and curves around the su­per­struc­ture. Her most strik­ing de­sign fea­tures are what Nu­ma­rine calls “bucket han­dles,” which are shoul­der-height, thick rails curv­ing up­ward be­side the cabin on each side. These rails, com­bined with high bul­warks, hin­der the out­door views from the in­te­rior sa­lon, but they make walk­ing for­ward to the bow quite se­cure for own­ers who pri­or­i­tize that level of safety.

The Nu­ma­rine 62 that I toured is the first to land on Amer­i­can shores. She has a quiet, beach cot­tage in­te­rior in pale nubby fab­rics with a white­washed oak sole and wenge trim. The sa­lon doors open to in­te­grate the cock­pit with the in­te­rior.

The mid-cabin area in­cludes a star­board galley op­po­site a glass-topped din­ing ta­ble with an L-shaped set­tee. All es­sen­tial parts in the galley and else­where—ap­pli­ances, TVs, pumps and air con­di­tion­ing—are im­ported from North Amer­ica so the Turk­ish builder can sim­plify ser­vice after de­liv­ery to U.S. own­ers.

A curv­ing stair­well un­der the wind­screen turns the lower foyer into an atrium, with the master state­room just aft. It has an athwartships queen berth to port. Op­po­site is a cab­i­net with a pop-up TV. Hid­den be­hind mir­rors are cedar-lined hang­ing lock­ers that span the beam aft, with shelves and draw­ers. The master head is one step up, with twin sinks and a shower.

For­ward along the com­pan­ion­way are a twin-berth state­room to port with a pri­vate head and shower, and the VIP state­room in the bow, also with an en­suite head and shower. Crew quar­ters with two berths are abaft the en­gine room, shar­ing a head with shower.

The bridge is built for en­ter­tain­ing, with sun­pads around the helm con­sole, a set­tee with a ta­ble aft, and a grill, sink, ice maker and fridge. An­other en­ter­tain­ment area is for­ward on the main deck, which has sun­pads and a couch, plus a can­vas buggy top that rises elec­tri­cally from a hid­den well for sun pro­tec­tion.

Stan­dard power is a pair of Volvo Penta IPS950 diesels with pod drives, but this 62 had up­graded to twin MAN V-8s, with each one putting 1,200 horse­power through con­ven­tional V-drives. An­other op­tion is Volvo Penta IPS1200s for the same 35-knot top speed. Cruis­ing speed is 28 knots, ac­cord­ing to the builder.

At the stern, this Nu­ma­rine 62 had a hy­draulic tran­som car­ry­ing a 12½-foot Walker Bay RIB.

For more in­for­ma­tion: nu­marineusa.com

above: With the warmth (and view) of a beach cot­tage, the Nu­ma­rine 62 sports a washed oak sole and nubby up­hol­stery that in­vites guests to curl up with a good book. Adding a swirl of flair is the curv­ing stair­case (right) into the two-level atrium, which pro­vides light un­der the wind­shield to the lower foyer as well as en­try to the serene and bright full-beam master state­room with mir­ror-fronted hang­ing lock­ers (be­low).

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